Imagining Spain

  • October 18, 2017
    7:30 pm
Première église évangélique arménienne
11455, rue Drouart
  • October 19, 2017
    7:30 pm
Salle Désilets — Cégep Marie-Victorin
7000, rue Marie-Victorin
  • October 20, 2017
    7:30 pm
Maison symphonique de Montréal
1600, rue Saint-Urbain
  • October 22, 2017
    2:00 pm
Maison de la culture Mercier
8105, rue Hochelaga

Works by de Falla, Evangelista, Rimsky-Korsakov.

The bleakness of Tsarist Russia did not prevent Rimski-Korsakov from dreaming of exotic, warm, sensuous Spain. He fully exploits the orchestra’s colours to enliven the melodic lines in his Capriccio espagnol, where spirited Castilian rhythms animate the long Russian phrases. A similar approach brings life to The Three-Cornered Hat, composed by Spaniard Manuel de Falla, who was commissioned by the Ballets Russes, and performed here by Québec mezzo-soprano Marjorie Maltais. Also featured is the world premiere of a work by José Evangelista, a Montréaler with Spanish roots, whose music melds delicacy with expressive power. [Peggy Niloff, translation and adaptation]



Production Orchestre Métropolitain