2006-07 Season

The Song of the Earth

The Song of the Earth

Friday, March 16, 2007
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland
College Park, MD

Gustav Mahler’s masterpiece Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth) famously adapts poems from the Tang dynasty. Hear the aching “Farwell,” from Das Lied, in combination with traditional and contemporary Chinese music. “An aromatic feast for the ear; an extraordinary exercise in cultural exchange.”

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The Classical Music Crisis.. and What To Do About It

The Classical Music ‘Crisis’.. and What To Do About It

Wednesday, March 7, 2007
The Library of Congress
Coolidge Auditorium
Washington, DC

Lecture by Joseph Horowitz, with the participation of music historian Karen Ahlquist and Washington National Opera Director of Artistic Operations Christina Scheppelmann. Free admission.

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Beyond Flamenco: Finding Spain in Music

Beyond Flamenco:
Finding Spain in Music

November 19 – 29, 2006
The Guggenheim Museum
New York, NY

The Organization of American States
Washington, DC

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland
College Park, MD

An all-day immersion experience; A rare chance to hear a complete performance of all four books of Isaac Albeniz’s Iberia (1906–09), the summit of the Spanish keyboard repertoire, as performed by one of Spain’s leading present-day pianists — hailed as “a major artist” by The Washington Post.

A multi-media exploration of the “Europeanization” of Spanish culture at the turn of the 20th century, with film by Carlos Saura, music by Joaquín Turina, poetry by Federico García Lorca, and visual art by Ignacio Zuloaga and Pablo Picasso. A late masterpiece by Manuel de Falla, the Concerto (1926), will be performed alongside poetry by John of the Cross, choral music by Tomás Luis de Victoria, and keyboard works by Falla and Soler.

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Encounters: Mario Lavista

Encounters: Mario Lavista

Thursday, November 9, 2006
GALA Hispanic Theatre
Washington, DC

A portrait of one of Latin America ’s foremost living composers, who also takes part as commentator.  Presented in collaboration with the Cultural Institute of Mexico.

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The Getty Foundation
The Washington Ballet
Washington National Cathedral
WWFM The Classical Network
Edlavitch DCJCC
American University
Artmentor Foundation
Graham Holdings
Washington Performing Arts
Georgetown DPA
Indonesian Embassy
national gallery