A MORNING AT THE ZARZUELA. "The beautiful genre"
A zarzuela performance written by Carlos Crooke
Many young people undoubtedly believe that zarzuela is music of the past, more suited to their parents (or even their grandparents) than themselves. But this concert aims to show that this music can be interesting. Using excerpts from the most popular zarzuelas, we are witness to a story of love and jealousy between Virginio, an out-of-work writer, and Felipe, a football addict. Although they are friends, they both vie for the love of the young Cuban girl Cecilia. At the same time, the concert will demonstrate how music helps to define the profile of each character, their intentions and moods.
MUSICAL ENCOUNTERS: JAZZ & CLASSICAL MUSIC
For two pianos and presenter
At the outset of the twentieth century there was an outburst of new forms of artistic creation with very different social origins and aesthetic approaches. In the United States, jazz was born. This style of composing and performing music emerged in New Orleans and was based on rhythms with Afro-American roots such as the blues and ragtime. The success of this new style was such that it soon reached Europe and was embraced by classical-music composers. This concert narrates the history of an encounter between two different musical worlds, which, nevertheless, wound up intertwining.