Jinha Park at Kumho Art Hall in Seoul – October 9, 2015

Pianist Jinha Park will perform Mirage for piano by Elisenda Fábregas at Kumho Art Hall, in Seoul, on October 9, 2015, at 3 PM. Her program will also include works by Scarlatti,Haydn, J.S., Bach, Schumann and Ravel. She performed this same program – “El Piano Emotional II” – at the Mas i Mas Festival this past August in Barcelona, Spain. The Embassy of Spain in Seoul and Bel String sponsor this recital.

 

Music on Sunday at TOSH in British Columbia, Canada – September 27, 2015

On September 27,  at 2:30 PM, Suzanne Snizek, flute; Joanna Hood, viola; and Michelle Mares, piano will perform Goyescas for flute, viola and piano by Elisenda Fábregas at Music on Sunday at TOSH in Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island British Columbia, Canada.  These three performers are faculty members of the University of Victoria School of Music.

Homenatge a Pau Casals for cello (2015)

Homenatge à Pau Casals (Homage to Pau Casals) for cello, was commissioned by American cellist David James Kim, in occasion of its premiere at the ‘Mas i Mas Festival’ in Barcelona on August 7, 2015. In this solo cello work, I pay homage to Catalan cellist Pau Casals by using ‘El cant dels ocells’ (The song of the birds), an original traditional Catalan Christmas song popularized by Pau Casals himself that became internationally known as a symbol of peace and freedom. Throughout this homage, I use the beginning ascending scale of  ‘Cant dels ocells’ as a recurring motive embedded in the melodic structure. The tune in its entirety does not appear until the end as a symbol of hope for the future!

Barcelona Festival of Song – Patricia Caicedo & Lenine Santos – June 25, 2015, 8:30 pm

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.

Festival Más i Más – Banda Municipal de Barcelona, Plaça del Rei, Barcelona – July 31, 2015, 20:30

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.

Festival Más i Más (Reial Cercle Artistic) – Jinha Park, piano – August 6, 2015, 18:30, 19:30 and 20:30

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.

Festival Más i Más (Reial Cercle Artistic) – David James Kim, cello – August 7, 2015, 18:30, 19:30, and 20:30

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.

Triple Concerto for Piano Trio and Orchestra (2015)

Duration: 30′

Commissioned by Trio Nova Mundi

World Premiere by Trio Nova Mundi and the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra (ACSO), conducted by Juan R. Ramirez on February 8, 2015, Kopleff Recital Hall, Georgia State University, Atltanta, GA, U.S.A

YOUTUBE VIDEO of excerpts of the premiere

The Triple Concerto for Piano Trio and Orchestra by Elisenda Fábregas 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.

Ilshin Hall, Seoul – March 11, 2015, 7:30 PM

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.

Atlanta, February 8, 2015, Premiere Triple Concerto for Piano Trio and Orchestra (2015)

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.

Extended excerpts from the premiere on youtube