On June 25, at the inaugural concert of the Barcelona Festival of Song at CaixaForum Barcelona, Patricia Caicedo, soprano and director of BFS, Lenine Santos, tenor, and Nikos Stavlas, piano, will perform the world premiere of Tiempo de amor for soprano, tenor and piano. Tiempo de amor was commissioned by BFS and Elisenda will be the composer in residence there.
This summer Festival Más i Más will present several works by Elisenda. On July 31, 2015, two movements of Elisenda’s Symphony #1 for Symphonic Band (Canço and Finale) will be performed by the Banda Municipal de Barcelona conducted by maestro Salvador Brotons at the historic Plaça del Rei in Barcelona.
On August 6, Festival Más i Más will present a solo piano recital by South Korean pianist Jinha Park at the Reial Cercle Artistic. The program will include Mirage (1997) for piano along with works by Bach, Haydn and Ravel; and on August 7, she will join American cellist David James Kim performing Colores Andaluces for cello & piano along with works by Beethoven, Schumann and Debussy. Both performers will also present Elisenda’s works at the Music Fest Perugia in Italy, where they will be on the faculty this summer.
On August 7, 2015, Festival Más i Más will present American cellist David James Kim in a program titled Tribute to Pau Casals. David will perform the world premiere of Elisenda’s new solo cello work – Homenatge a Pau Casals (Homage to Pau Casals). The program will also include Colores Andaluces for cello & piano along with works by Beethoven, Schumann and Debussy. He will be joined by Jinha Park at the piano. Both performers will also present Elisenda’s works at the Music Fest Perugia in Italy, where they will be on the faculty this summer.
On March 11, 2015, the World Classic Series Concerts presented Jinha Park, piano, and David Kim, cello, performing Colores Andaluces for cello & piano and Mirage for piano solo. These performances took place at the Ilshin Hall in Seoul, and are part of an evening of Spanish music that also included music by Albeniz, F. Tárrega, Manuel Infante and Manuel de Falla.
Triple Concerto for Piano Trio and Orchestra (2015) was commissioned by Trio Nova Mundi: Becky Billock, piano; Elisa Kohansky, cello; and Maureen Conlon, violin. It will be premiere on February 8 2015, by Trio Nova Mundi and the Atlanta Community Orchestra (ACSO) led by artistic director Juan R. Ramirez. The concert will take place at Kopleff Recital Hall, 10 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, GA 3030.
This concerto is a reflection on the state of coexistence among diverse populations of the world and an homage to the unique medieval culture of Al-Andalous in Spain, a culture in which three diverse populations – Arabs, Jews and Christians – coexisted harmoniously for almost eight centuries. Metaphorically, these three populations are represented by three soloists – sharing equally the limelight, interacting with each other, and dialoguing with the orchestra. There are three movements, each with a tripartite structure.
The first movement (Allegro moderato) features haunting harmonies and pleading melodic gestures evocative of flamenco, as well as an exciting cadenza-like passage for the three soloists in the center. The second movement starts and ends with a Pensaroso (Pensive) section that flanks an intense Appassionato and a triumphal section marked Con resoluzione. The third movement (Allegro deciso) is distinguished for its energy and rhythmic vitality, with an expressive and quasi-religious passage in the center played by the violin and the cello.
On November 14, 2014, Wandering spirit for violin and piano received the Barcelona premiere at the Reial Cercle Artístic Institut Barcelonés d’Art (Sala de los Atlantes), performed by Albert Rodriguez Sanchez, violin, and Marc Torres Sanz, piano.
– Tue, 23 Sep 2014 7.30pm
Do their trees grow with their branches downwards?This recital is the perfect chance to compare how different or how similar is the antipodal music for the flute. Roberto Álvarez and pianist Shane Thio explore the repertoire by Spanish composers Elisenda Fábregas and Salvador Brotons, and Kiwis Gareth Farr and Anthony Ritchie.
Presto – Lento sensibile – Presto
Adagio con rubato
Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano (1994)
Adriana Mateo, violin
Luda Lee, piano
Vox Novus/New York Women Composers Collaborative Concert will present two performances of Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano (1994) performed by Adriana Mateo, violin, and Luda Lee, piano, on March 30 and April 6.
These two concerts will also feature music by women composers Julie Mandel, Beth Anderson, Nailah Nombeko, Alla Pavlova, Hilary Tann, Mary Ann Joyce Walter, Rain Worthington, Joyce Hope Suskind, and Binnette Lipper.
These women’s works will be performed by Yumi Suehiro, piano; Adrienne Patino, soprano; Shannon Roberts, soprano; Marcia Eckert, piano; Sookkyung Cho, piano; Stanichka Dimitrova, violin; Adrienne Patino, soprano; Yumi Suehiro, piano; Dorothy Duncan, clarinet; Shannon Roberts, soprano.
Banda Municipal de Barcelona
premiere at L’Auditori de Barcelona, Sala 1 Pau Casals
Symphony No. 1 for Symphonic Band
February 9, 2014
Symphony No. 1 for Symphonic Band was commissioned by the Banda Municipal de Barcelona and is dedicated to its principal conductor Salvador Brotons, The premiere took place at L’Auditori*, Sala 1, Pau Casals, in Barcelona on February 9, 2014, at 18:00 PM. This concert included works by Sibelius (Finland) and Mussorgski (Pictures of an Exhibition) and was conducted by Maestro Youngmin Park.
This Symphony consists of four movements: movement I and IV are traditionally symphonic – dramatic, with extensive thematic and rhythmic development, textural contrasts and grand sonorities. The second movement, Canço, is intimate and has the melodic and expressive characteristics of a Catalonian song. The third movement, Scherzo, has an evocative melody in the central section framed with sections featuring playful ostinatos. The last movement, Tempo giusto is majestic and has the character of an epilogue, balancing the symphonic weight of the first movement and bringing back some of its thematic and rhythmic material. There is no program associated with this Symphony and is abstract in nature.
Program notes in Spanish
*L’Auditori is located at C/ Lepant, 150,
08013 Barcelona – 93 247 93 00 – email@example.com
Interview on the National Catalan newspaper El Periodico on February 9, 2014
- Tenor Jess Muñoz performs “Imitació del Foc”(Imitation of fire) in his Mid-West Tour Spring 2018
- ‘Tiempo de amor’, soprano Patricia Caicedo, February 27, 2018, in Barcelona
- September 5, 8:00 PM, Kumho Art Hall, Jinha Park, Piano Recital
- Marsyas Trio performs Voices of the rainforest at Vale of Glamorgan Festival, Wales
- Tiempo de amor presented in California, Barcelona, and recorded by Patricia Caicedo