We want to remind you of the upcoming Catalan composer Isaac Albéniz centennial commemorative piano concert on October 1st which will take place at 7:00 PM at the United Methodist Church (1920 G Street, NW, Washington, D.C.). This is the concert we had originally scheduled for February 5th, but had to reschedule due to inclement weather.
To RSVP and purchase tickets ($20). Please note that the web page is being currently updating and tickets may only be purchased on Eventbrite.
The acclaimed pianist Carlos César Rodríguez will perform Albéniz’s Suite Iberia, which is regarded as the definite masterpiece of Spanish piano music of the 20th century. Suite Iberia is a piano work consisting of 12 movements in 4 “cuadernos” or albums:
Cuaderno 1: Evocación, el Puerto, El Córpus en Sevilla
Cuaderno 2: Rondeña, Almería, Triana
Cuaderno 3: El Albaicín, El Polo, Lavapies
Cuaderno 4: Málaga, Jerez, Eritaña
Born in Girona (Catalonia), Isaac Albéniz was a child prodigy who began performing at age four. He traveled and performed all over the world during his teen years, then went on to live much of his adult life in France. The composer never forgot his roots, though, and continually found inspiration for his works in traditional Spanish folk music.
Carlos César Rodríguez also began performing as a small child. He grew up in Venezuela, finished his musical education in the United States, and made his debut performance at Carnegie Hall when he was only 21. He has won acclaim and admiration in Washington, DC not only for his incredible performances, but also for his work with Plácido Domingo and the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists Program of The Washington National Opera. Mr. Rodriguez is the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of ZARZUELA USA!