Iberian Suite – Tres Pablos: Casals, Neruda and Picasso. A multimedia celebration

Iberian Suite – Tres Pablos: Casals, Neruda and Picasso. A multimedia celebration

Moderated by Marie Arana, this tribute to three giants of the Spanish-speaking world features short videos, live music, and interviews with Marta Casals Istomin and Julia Alvarez, a translator of Pablo Neruda.

Join an intimate tribute to three giants and contemporaries of the Spanish-speaking world –Casals, Neruda, and Picasso– all of whom died in the same year, 1973. The event includes videos of all three artists as well as live music and interviews.

Moderated by distinguished author and critic Marie Arana, the evening features Julia Alvarez, a best-selling Dominican American novelist, poet, essayist, and lifelong admirer of Pablo Neruda; Marilyn McCully, eminent art historian and foremost scholar on the life and works of Picasso; and Marta Casals Istomin, the Puerto Rican music impresario, educator, and widow of Pablo Casals.

The evening closes with a musical program featuring works that Casals often played on his Matteo Goffriller cello (circa 1700). Casals’s cello is played by Israeli American virtuoso Amit Peled, who is accompanied by students from the Peabody Institute.

Recommended for ages 12 and up. Performance duration: 90 minutes without intermission.

Presented as part of the Kennedy Center's International Festival IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix.

  • Literature
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Fri, March 13, 2015
  • 8:00 pm


Venue map

Eisenhower Theater, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20566


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Presented by the Kennedy Center in cooperation with the governments of Portugal and Spain. Presenting Underwriter HRH Foundation. Spanish programs presented with the support of SPAIN arts & culture, Marca España and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain. View the full festival credits.