Passion & Spirituality at the Latin American Cultural Week 2018
Spanish soprano Conchi Moyano and mezzo Anna Tonna join pianist Max Lifchitz for an intimate evening featuring songs inspired by poetry of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and Santa Teresa de Ávila.
As part of Latin American Cultural Week 2018 presented by PAMAR, Spanish soprano Conchi Moyano and mezzo Anna Tonna join Mexican composer, pianist and founder of North/South Consonance Max Lifchitz for an intimate evening featuring songs inspired by poetry of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648-95, Mexico) and Saint Teresa of Ávila (1515-82, Spain). Works by Rodolfo Halffter, Federic Mompou, Joaquín Rodrigo, Carlos Surinach from Spain and Eduardo Hernández Moncada from Mexico complete this intimate evening of mystic poetry and music.
Mystic poets have inspired music creation since medieval times. Often taping into altered states of consciousness, they have produced beautiful poetry and texts that have continued to inspire both past and present composers. Passion & Spirituality: Art Song from Spain and Mexico highlights the writings of Saint Teresa of Ávila of Spain and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz from Mexico. The concert includes works from the time of Sor Juana by Mexican baroque era composer Manuel de Sumaya, as well as featuring newly composed works by Mexican composers Max Lifchitz and Spanish composer Igor Escudero.