Music from Spain. A Fall of Concerts

José Luis Martínez Moreno

Fecha

Jueves, 9 de diciembre de 2021.

Horario

8:00pm

CCEMiami participates in the series of concerts “Music from Spain. A Fall of concerts” created by The  Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain in Washington DC.

The pandemic caused by COVID-19 has prevented Spanish artists and creators from travelling to the United States, but since the return to normal activity here, the priority of the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain has been to recover and bring back cultural life with the creation of a classical music cycle around Spanish music with Spanish musicians. MUSIC FROM SPAIN: A fall of concerts will be possible thanks to the support of our Consulates General and Maestro Ángel Gil-Ordóñez, artistic director of the cycle. The program will take place during the following months of 2021, with concerts in multiple cities all around the US.

The Cultural Center of Spain in Miami will offer the guitar concert Tribute to Maestro Andrés Segovia by the Spanish guitarist José Luis Martínez Moreno on Thursday, December 9at 8:00 p.m. in our outdoors space (Microtheater patio).

Tribute to Maestro Andrés Segovia

In the early 20th century, the guitar was considered an accompaniment instrument or meant to be played in small gatherings because of its intimate and delicate sound. It was Andrés Segovia with his determination, who made the guitar be taught correctly in all conservatories and lifted it to the large stages proving it could coexist with instruments from the symphonic world, such as the violin, the cello or the piano. For this great “feat” he demanded guitars with more sound projection so that they could be heard in larger concert halls. Throughout his life he commissioned works from great composers to increase the repertoire of solo guitar and orchestra, and there are countless albums in all phonographic formats, from wax to digital sound. 

At the age of seven I began to play the guitar, my passion for this instrument was motivated by the repeated listening I did of several Andrés Segovia albums in my father’s record collection. Very soon the sound of the Maestro’s guitar and his way of playing were forging my musical expression as a child who imitates what his father does, simply by what he captures through his senses. I have rescued from my memory all those works that I played in my first recitals, and that were in concert programs and recordings of Segovia. I want to offer the public the possibility of listening to that same repertoire, chosen by him and that reached all corners, with an updated interpretation.

José Luis Martínez Moreno

Program

Gavota D. Scarlatti (1685-1757)

Dos estudios y minueto F. Sor (1778-1839)

Preludio y Capricho árabe F. Tárrega (1852-1909)

Serenata Española J. Malats (1872-1912)

Mallorca y Torre bermeja I. Albéniz (1860-1909)

Danza andaluza E. Granados (1867-1916)

Sonatina meridional M.M. Ponce (1882-1948)

Fandanguillo J. Turina (1882-1949)

Sonata tributo a Andrés Segovia J. L. Martínez Moreno (1962-)

About José Luis Martínez Moreno. 

He is a Spanish guitarist based in Puerto Rico. Since his first concert as a soloist at the age of 15 he continues performing around the world where the sound of his guitar is admired. He has been invited to the Guitar Foundation of America, Festival Guitarras del Mundo in Argentina, Festival Andres Segovia, among others. Various of his productions, like «Bata de Cola», «Triángulo Manriqueño», “Sonatas del 27” and “Cambio de Aires” have been performed around-the-world. He is inspired and influenced by Spanish renaissance music; he even played the vihuela early in his career. A great admirer of the Baroque period and J.S. Bach, which has led him to deep music research. Classical music is the base for most of his work, even if it includes rhythms of the world. 

Más información:

Guitar concert 

Tributo al Maestro Andrés Segovia

Thursday, December 9, 8 p.m.

CCEMiami (patio)

Admission Free

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