23 September 2016

Thomas Søndergård, conductor

Kersten McCall, Mayte Martín & Vanesa Aibar

About Andalusië

Tickets & Programme
September 2016 Friday 20:15
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
Joaquin Turina La Procesión del Rocío, op.9
Mayte Martín Acaríciame por dentro (ork. Florian Magnus Maier)
Luigi Nono Epitaffio para Federico García Lorca No. 2: Y su sangre ya viene cantando
Mauricio Sotelo Muros de dolor ... III
Manuel de Falla El amor brujo: balletsuite (1924)

Under the direction of Thomas Søndergård, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is showcasing music from and about Andalusia on a concert featuring principal flautist Kersten McCall and two leading performers in the flamenco world: singer Mayte Martín and dancer Vanesa Aibar.

For centuries, the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula has been a melting pot of different peoples including Romans, Arabs, Jews and gypsies, all of whom contributed to the rich culture of Andalusia for centuries. It was in this vast region that flamenco came into being, a form of music and dance with a unique character. The art form has exerted an influence all over the world, and is still passionately practised both in and outside Spain.

Andalusian folk music had a major influence on Manuel de Falla – whose ballet El amor brujo (Spellbound Love) contains fiery instrumental dances –, on Joaquín Turina, and on the contemporary Spanish composer Mauricio Sotelo. His former teacher Luigi Nono drew inspiration for his Y su sangre ya viene cantando from the great Andalusian writer Federico García Lorca.


Logo Flamenco Biënnale

Vanesa Aibar is dancing on El Amor Brujo by Manuel de Falla © Renske Vrolijk

The debut of conductor Thomas Søndergård with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra © Renske Vrolijk

Singer Mayte Martín © Renske Vrolijk