Spanish Souvenirs / Maleny Recital
March 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The enchanting combination of flute and harp unites two of Australia’s vibrant young soloists, Jonathan Henderson and Emily Granger, in a recital celebrating the rich heritage of Spain’s national dances and folk music. Redolent with Spanish motifs, two robust miniatures by Jacques Ibert and Alphonse Hasselmans beautifully evoke the flamenco guitar. Paris-dwelling composers Maurice Ravel and Emmanuel Chabrier yield elegant interpretations of the Habañera, owing to their long-standing admiration of Spanish culture from neighbouring France. A cornerstone of the Spanish Baroque, Les Folies d’Espagne of Marin Marais offers a suite of variations adapted for solo flute. At the heart of this recital sits a deeply evocative rêverie – Manuel De Falla’s melancholic Nocturno, and the widely popular Seven Spanish Folksongs, a cycle in strikingly diverse regional styles imbued with Hispanic flair. François Borne’s Fantasie Brillante on Themes from Bizet’s Carmen spins the flute in virtuosic threads around a charming opera melody potpourris, not without the infamous Habañera, Chanson Bohème and beloved Toreador.
JACQUES IBERT Entr’acte
MAURICE RAVEL Vocalise-Étude en forme de Habañera
ALPHONSE HASSELMANS Guitare Op.50
MARIN MARAIS Les Folies d’Espagne
EMMANUEL CHABRIER Habañera
ISAAC ALBENIZ Recuerdos de Viaje Op. 71: No. 4 En la Alhambra
MANUEL DE FALLA Nocturno
MANUEL DE FALLA Selections from Seven Spanish Folksongs
FRANÇOIS BORNE/GEORGES BIZET Fantasie Brillante on Themes from Carmen
This concert is approximately 60 minutes in duration, no interval.
General Admission $35
Senior & Concession $30
QLD Flute Guild & Harp Society Members $20
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Emily Granger | Harp: “Emily is Chicago’s great loss and our great gain… an outstanding addition to the Australian concert scene” – Sydney Arts Guide. Emily Granger has performed as Guest Principal Harp with the Chicago, Sydney, Tasmanian and Canberra Symphony Orchestras, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Orchestra Victoria, and Opera Australia Orchestra. Upcoming performances include recitals at the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Recital Centre, Four Winds Easter Festival, Orange Chamber Music Festival and Albury Festival. She earned her BM from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music and her MM from the Chicago College of the Performing Arts.
Jonathan Henderson | Flute: Jonathan Henderson held the position of principal flute of the Estonian National Opera Orchestra from 2012-2019. He has performed at prestigious music festivals such as the Lucerne Festival, Audi Sommerkonzerte and BBC Proms. In demand as principal flute substitute with the Turku and Tampere Philharmonic Orchestras in Finland, he has performed as a guest with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Nordic Symphony Orchestra, Estonian Festival Orchestra and MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra. He is a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium (Australia), Hochschule für Musik Freiburg (Germany) and the Haute École de Musique de Genève (Switzerland).