The best compositions devoted to sunny Spain will be performed at the concert. Manuel de Falla’s creative work is the top of Spanish musical Renaissance of the end of XIX century – beginning of the XX century – Renacimiento. The main feature of Falla’s style is wonderful combination of West European music art of the beginning of the XX century with national Spanish music traditions. One-act ballet with singing Love the Magician (afterwards Falla created orchestral suite of seven parts from the ballet music) reflects distinctive features of folk music of Andalusia – richness and rhythm diversity, original intonations which combine peculiarities of Gypsy, Mauritanian and old Spanish traditions. Love the Magician is notable for colour richness and refinement, lyric agitation and poetry. Spanish Capriccio is one more masterpiece of symphony music. The premiere of Capriccio took place during the concert of Russian Symphony Society under the author’s baton, on October 31, 1887. It was a great success. Already at the first rehearsal the orchestra applauded the composer. All parts of the suite are based on original themes from “Collection of Folk Songs and Dances” of Jose Insenga which have given “rich material for using various orchestra effects”. Bolero by Ravel has been walking triumphantly around concert halls of the world straight after its premiere at Grand Opera in Paris, on November 22, 1928. Famous dancer Ida Rubenstein asked the composer to create it. Orchestra style in Bolero is very original. Timbre variation plays the leading part in its dramatic concept. The score of Bolero is called “miracle of orchestration”. Popularity of this composition really has no boundaries. It’s included in repertoire of the majority of orchestras and conductors.
Patricia Caicedo draws listeners into the world of beauty and poetry of the Latin-American Art Song. She sings in Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, and in rare languages – Quechua and Nahuatl. Patricia Caicedo participated in numerous festivals and competitions, received a prize awarded by Sony Music for best classical soloist in 1998 in Colombia and the first prize in the “Concurso Nacional del Bambuco” competition also in Columbia, in 1993. Since then she performs with symphony orchestras and gives recitals in the USA, Canada, Denmark, Holland, Russia, Italy, Spain and Latin America. Patricia Caicedo is the founder and artistic director of the Barcelona Festival of Song.
Alexander Zakharov – soloist of the State Academic Bolshoy Theatre of Russia. The singer’s repertoire includes the following parts: Luigi (The Cloak by Puccini), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni by Mozart), Ferrando (Women Are Like That by Mozart), Sesto (Julius Caesar by Handel), etc. In 2005 he made his debut at the Bolshoy Theatre in the part of Bardolfo (Falstaff by Verdi). Together with the Bolshoy Theatre Alexander Zakharov toured in Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, Japan. The singer gives recitals all over Russia as well. Prize winner of the II Prize “Tenors of Russia” Competition (Moscow, 2001). Honoured Artist of the Republic of Ingushetia (2006).