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Voices of Ascension

  • Church of the Ascension 12 West 11th Street New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

Spain: Granados, de Falla & Modernisme

The turn of the 20th Century saw the flowering of the Modernisme movement in Barcelona and a flourishing of music across Spain. Much of this concert will be entirely new to listeners, but will captivate the ear upon first hearing. Pablo Casals was renowned as a cellist, but he also wrote haunting, deeply spiritual choral music. Virtually unknown today, Enric MoreraManuel Blancafort, and Manuel Oltra composed exceptional works for chorus. De Falla’s El Amor Brujo for piano, Granados's works for violin, and an aria from Goyescas lead to the long-lost Cant de les estrelles. Written in 1911 for three choirs, piano and organ, Song of the Stars receives its second New York performance in collaboration with CUNY's Foundation for Iberian Music and the Hispanic Society. VoA received a Grammy Award® nomination for the 2007 New York Premiere live concert recording.


Vanessa Vasquez, soprano

Francesca dePasquale, violin

Vanessa Perez, piano

Douglas Riva, piano