Music from the Basque Country

September 22, 2018, 7:00 pm

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Euzkadi, also known as the Basque country, represents one of the several ways of being a Spaniard or is it something else?  It depends on whom you ask. The Euzkera (or Basque) people have their own language and a longstanding cultural tradition, including music. This program presents historical Basque composers featuring Francisco Escudero, Jesús Guridi, and more.


Gabin zar sorgiñak (The Witches of the New Year) orchestral prelude, by Jesús Arámbarri
Euskadi Symphony Orchestra; Cristian Mandeal, conductor

Aránzazu, symphonic poem, by Francisco Escudero
Euskadi Symphony Orchestra; Arturo Tamayo, conductor

Suite from “Hamar euskal melodiak” – Ten Basque Melodies, by Jesús Guridi
Basque National Orchestra; Miguel A. Gómez Martínez, Conductor

Chamber Concerto, by Luis de Pablo
Ensemble 2E2M; Claude Helffer, piano; Paul Méfano, conductor