imagining
Spain

de Falla - Evangelista - Rimski-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 Montrealer with Spanish roots, whose music melds delicacy with expressive power.

 

As part of the RBC Emerging Artists Project

 

Alain Trudel

Julien Bélanger

Marjorie Maltais

22

October
2:00pm

Location

Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve

20

October
7:30pm

Location

Maison Symphonique de Montréal

19

October
7:30pm

Location

Rivière-des-Prairies

18

October
7:30pm

Location

Ahuntsic (Première Église Évangélique Arménienne)

 
Conductor

Alain Trudel

Marimba

Julien Bélanger

Mezzo-soprano

Marjorie Maltais

Works

DE FALLA

La Vida Breve, Spanish Dance

EVANGELISTA

Marimba Concerto (premiere)

RIMSKI-KORSAKOV

Capriccio espagnol

DE FALLA

The Three-Cornered Hat