Maestro Series I
Dang Thai Son & Chopin
|2017-11-19 Sun 15:00||National Concert Hall||400 700 1000 1200 1500 2000||Buy|
DANG THAI SON, piano
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 21, F minor
MAURICE RAVEL: Alborada del gracioso
MANUEL DE FALLA: Sombrero de tres picos, Suite No. 1 & 2
Music by Spanish composers opens and closes this concert led by the British-Gibralterian conductor Karel Mark Chichon. Noelia Lobato’s Ariel is based on a character from Shakespeare’s Tempest. The two suites from Manuel de Falla’s colorful ballet score El Sombrero de tres picos (The Three-cornered Hat) bring the concert to a riotous close, but not before we are treated to a series of dances that are Spanish to the core. Ravel was a French composer, but he was enamored of Spain, and many of his most famous works evoke that country. Alborada del gracioso (The Jester’s Morning Song) is one of the most flamboyant and spectacular of them. Chopin’s F-minor Piano Concerto has nothing to do with Spain, but its enduring appeal makes it welcome in virtually any context.