'PanAmericana': A Concert of Musical Border Crossings Through the Americas
29 Oct 2017, 7.00pm
Barbican (Milton Court)
Silk Street, London, EC2Y 9BH
Nearest tube: Barbican / Moorgate
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'Gomes is idiomatic, intelligent and expressive.'
'An eloquent soprano.'
New York Times
Un símbolo de paz alumbrará el vivir
de todo el continente americano.
Fuerza de optimismo; fuerza de hermandad...
...será este canto de buena vecindad...
Music knows no borders...
There was a time when Americans, North and South, celebrated their shared history and collaborated towards common political and economic interests. In 1941, the American composer Aaron Copland travelled to Latin America on a diplomatic mission organised by the American government as part of the Panamericanist initiatives of Roosevelt’s Good Neighbor policy, which aimed to cement hemispheric solidarity in the face of rising European fascism. This new dialectic was embraced by composers throughout the Americas and helped to forge a renewed sense of artistic identity, producing a golden age of 'American' music that would give birth to some of the most compelling and enduring works in classical music history.
‘PanAmericana’ offers the perfect antidote to turbulent 21st-century politics, with a fresh take on the classical music of the New World, tracing hemispherical classical music connections from New York to Buenos Aires. The project articulates a diversity of voices from across the Americas which speak a common musical language and affirm music’s power to transcend political borders and foster cultural understanding. This kaleidoscopic programme, encompassing an eclectic range of influences, from jazz, lied, tango, opera and musical theatre to folk and film music, allows audiences to enjoy some of their all-time favourite North American music by iconic composers such as Bernstein and Gershwin alongside lesser-known gems from South of the Border. Expect passion, lush tunes, irresistible rhythms and edge-of-your-seat virtuosity!
Aaron Copland Old American Songs
Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas brasileiras No. 5
Leonard Bernstein West Side Story
Astor Piazzolla Libertango
George Gershwin Three Preludes
Alberto Ginastera Five Popular Argentine Songs
André Previn Tango Song and Dance
Ernesto Lecuona Always in my Heart
Antonín Dvořák / William Arms Fisher Goin' Home
Carlos Chávez Four Traditional Indian Melodies from Ecuador
Leo Brouwer Three Latin American Pieces
PLUS The bar will be serving Latin American cocktails before the performance and during the interval
The Latin Classical Chamber Orchestra with special guests:
Luis Gomes tenor
Los Angeles Duo
Wilmer Sifontes percussion
Organised by ILAMS in collaboration with Music Beyond Frontiers, in aid of Latin American Women's Aid (LAWA)
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