Performing this Week
The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
Summer 2009 — Week 1
Week 1 of our new season of concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival began with Yuja Wang's performance of "Triana" from Isaac Albéniz's iconic suite, Ibéria. Here are two dance interpretations of that piece.
Carlos Saura's 2002 film Ibéria is based on Isaac Albéniz's twelve masterpieces for solo piano. Saura has taken the music and set the pieces to dance, song, with modern, folk, operetta and flamenco variations. In this clip, Aída Badía and Patrick de Bana perform a Pas de deux set to "Triana." Rosa Torres Pardo is the pianist.
According to his website, Teo Morca is recognized throughout the world of dance as a master flamenco teacher, coach, choreographer, performer, author and lecturer of Spanish/Flamenco and the classical repertoire. In the video below he is in a flamenco interpretation of "Triana." Mr. Morca lives in El Prado, New Mexico, not far from Santa Fe.
This program also featured Sergey Taneyev's Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 30 as performed by Cho-Liang Lin and Helen Nightengale, violins; Choong-Jin Chang, viola; Lynn Harrell, cello; and Yuja Wang, piano. It's a terrific, though not often-performed piece, which in the last year has appeared on chamber music festival programs from New York to California. In conversation here with host Kerry Frumkin, artistic director Marc Neikrug explains how he initiated this recent wave of popularity.
Download the score (PDF) of Taneyev's Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 30