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Savoring Spain in Singletree

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Vail CO, Colorado
Special to the DailyFernanda Nieto will play the piano on Sunday night for the Vail Symposium's music showcase in Singletree.
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EDWARDS, Colorado ” One of the most beloved, intimate Vail Symposium programs is the music showcase. Sunday at 5 p.m., the Symposium will present an evening of Spanish music and tapas in a private residence in Singletree featuring Fernanda Nieto on piano, accompanied by mezzo-soprano, Anne Maupin.

This passionate program will revisit some of the most important composers of the nationalist musical period in Spain, which began in the late 19th century.

“This is just very exciting for me to perform this music because while I am Argentinian, and 75 percent of my roots are Spanish, oftentimes I feel more Spanish than anything else,” Fernanda Nieto said. “The music is so rhythmic and so passionate, that I am expecting the performance to really capture the audience. I hope we are able to convey that passion.”

Maupin and Nieto will be performing pieces for solo piano and for accompanied voice as well, and speaking on the intimacies, variations and historical significances of each of the pieces.

The song cycle “Siete canciones populares espanolas,” by Manuel de Falla, incorporates popular dances and rhythms from different regions of Spain. The Seven Spanish Songs will be performed by Maupin and Nieto. La Maja y el ruisenor, together with El fandango del candil, will bring some of the images that Granados depicted with his music after being captivated by the paintings of Goya. Finally, Maupin and Nieto will join together to present the flavor of the rhythms and melodies of the Antillean islands through the work of one of the most important Spanish composers, Xavier Montsalvatge.

The cost for the program is $75, or $60 for Vail Symposium contributors, and includes Spanish tapas from Foods of Vail Gourmet, sangria and wines of Spain. Reservations are required; contact the Vail Symposium at 476-0954 for reservations or more information.


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