Grisha Goryachev, guitar | Serouj Kradjian, piano | Chee-Yun, violin | Daniela Mack, mezzo-soprano | Jeffrey Beecher, bass | Jamey Haddad, percussion | Liam Smith, percussion

This all-star cast of musicians bring Reimagining Flamenco to Rockport—a unique opportunity to hear the flamenco-inspired music of Manuel de Falla as well as classically-flavored reinventions of guitar and piano pieces by the old flamenco masters. Kradjian describes the program as, “…(a) rare collaboration of flamenco guitar and piano takes the music of Manuel de Falla and Isaac Albeniz back to their roots, imaginatively reconstructing the route these composers took in composing their masterpieces.”

"... in the new arrangement of Falla’s Miller’s Dance, the rhythms of Fandango and Farruca are brought out with greater fervor and both styles (classical and flamenco) intermingle as equals.” --Serouj Kradjian

PROGRAM

ALBENIZ: Asturias
DE FALLA: Danza del Molinero, Siete Canciones Populares Españolas 
PACO DE LUCIA: Monasterio de sal, Entre dos Aguas, Zyryab
GERARDO NUNEZ: Piedras negras
GOLIJOV: Levante
ALBENIZ: El Albaicin
ERNESTO LECUONA: Malagueña
F. GARCIA-LORCA: La Tarara
SEROUJ KRADJIAN (arr): Lamma bada Yatathanna
RABIH ABOU KHALIL: Arabian Waltz

PROGRAM NOTES

Flamenco originated in the late 18th century in the region of Andalusia in southern Spain and usually includes voice, guitar, handclaps, and dance, used separately, in combinations or all-together. The singing style of flamenco includes micro intervals (melodic steps smaller than a semi-tone), slides or portamento, baroque ornamentation and melodic improvisation.