Plácido Domingo is conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a celebration of Spanish music at the Hollywood Bowl on Thursday 13 September 2018, featuring as soloists: the guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas, the violinist Joshua Bell and the castanet virtuoso Lucero Tena.
The calibre of the performers at this Hollywood Bowl concert is legendary.
The programme includes:
España, Rhapsody for orchestra by Emmanuel Chabrier;
Intermedio from La boda de Luis Alonso by Geronimo Giménez (with Lucero Tena);
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28 by Camille Saint-Saëns (with Joshua Bell);
Fantasy on Bizet’s Carmen, Op. 25 by Pablo de Sarasate (with Joshua Bell);
Prelude to La revoltosa by Ruperto Chapí;
Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo (with Pablo Sáinz Villegas);
Suite española, Op. 47, ‘Castilla’ (Seguidillas) by Isaac Albéniz (with Lucero Tena) orchestrated by Frühbeck de Burgos; and
Three Dances from The Three-Cornered Hat by Manuel de Falla.
Lucero Tena has performed and recorded with Narciso Yepes, and many other guitarists – as well as performing the finest orchestras and conductors throughout the world. Many composers have written for her, including Joaquín Rodrigo, who wrote Dos Danzas Españolas for her. Here is a little example of her work:
This Hollywood Bowl concert is not the only collaboration between Plácido Domingo and Pablo Sáinz Villegas!
We also look forward to the release of Volver with Plácido Domingo singing Iberian and Latin American songs, accompanied by Pablo Sáinz Villegas on the guitar, which will be released on SONY Classical on 12 October 2018.
And for a sneak preview of Volver:
© Thérèse Wassily Saba 2018