CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES

Performed by soloists of the Orchestra and Choir of the Community of Madrid (ORCAM), the concerts of the Canal Foundation Chamber Music Series stand out for their chosen programs that combine traditional and contemporary classical music, instrumental diversity and a variety of musical styles.

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WOMEN OF ZARZUELA

29/05/2022
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Alonso
Una mujer madrileña, from Me llaman la presumida.

Alonso
Yo soy Lucinda, from Tres días para quererte.

Moreno Torroba
Piropo madrileño, from María Manuela.

Alonso
Habanera,from La cuarta de Apolo.

Alonso
Caleseras, from La Calesera.

Moreno Torroba
Las mujeres españolas, from María Manuela.

Alonso
Claveles granadinos, from Veinticuatro horas mintiendo.

Alonso
Pasacalle de los chisperos, from La Calesera.

Luna
Soy la chula madrileña, from La chula de Pontevedra.

Alonso
Serenata, from Coplas de Ronda.

Alonso
Palabritas de cariño, from Tres días para quererte.

Alonso
Pasodoble, from La Zapaterita.

Soutullo and J. Vert
Pasacalle de las mantillas, from El último romántico.

Moreno Torroba
Pasacalle, from de La chulapona.

 


PROGRAM NOTES

With mythical zarzuela composers such as Francisco Alonso, Federico Moreno Torroba, and Pablo Luna, this concert brings together a series of emblematic pieces that shine a special spotlight on women. These works provide spectators with the opportunity to see the broad range of female roles in popular music during the first half of the 20th century, with beloved characters like the chulapa.


 

Performers:

María Jesús Prieto, Victoria Marchante. Sopranos
Isabel Egea, Julieta Serrano. Mezzo-sopranos
Igor Peral, César Arrieta Tenores Fabio Barrutia, David Rubiera. Basses
Javier Carmena. Piano

 


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VIOLONS DANS LE SOIR. Contralto, mezzo-soprano, violin, violoncello, piano

24/04/2022
Program

L.V Beethoven
Irish songs WoO 152. Selection

 V. Williams
Along the field. Selection

 J. Brahms
Gestillte Sehnsucht de Zwei Gesänge

 H. Berlioz
La captive

C. Saint Saëns
Violons dans le soir

B. Martinu
Primrose

 V. Weigl
Songs newly seen in the dusk. Selection

J. Marx
Du bist der Garten

F. Bridge
Music when soft voices die

R. Miranda
Cantares

M. de Falla
Seven popular Spanish songs.

 


PROGRAM NOTES

The poetic ambience of Saint Saëns’ song, where the violin strings and bows meld with the singing of nature and expression of the voice, is the epigraph to this concert that explores conjunction of voice with string instruments. The two female singers, along with the violin, the violoncello, and the piano in multiple different combinations, create sound atmospheres through poetic texts set to music by renowned composers like Beethoven, Brahms, Berlioz, Saint Saëns, and Falla. At the same time, we discover other jewels from lesser-played authors, such as Vaughan Williams, Frank Bridge, Bohuslav Martinu, and others lesser-known, such as Joseph Marx, Ronaldo Miranda, and composer Vally Weigl.


 

Performers:
Paz Martínez . Contralto
Joana Thomé. Mezzo-soprano
Victor Arriola. Violin
Rafael Domínguez. Violoncello
Juan Carlos Cornelles. Piano


WOMEN IN ROMANTICISM AND TODAY

27/03/2022
Program

F. Mendelssohn
Trio for piano in D minor, Op. 11

C.W -Schumann
Trio for piano in G minor, Op. 17

 


PROGRAM NOTES

Concerto that showcases the talent and inspiration of women composers of German Romanticism, with the inclusion of two essential trios from the catalogue of works by composers Fanny Mendelssohn (Hamburg, 1805 – Berlin, 1847) and Clara Wieck Schumann (Leipzig, 1819 – Frankfurt, 1896).


 

Performers:
Ema Alexeeva. Violin
Nuria Majuelo. Violoncello
Karina Azizova. Piano


W.A. MOZART’S STRING QUINTETS

27/02/2022
Program

W.A. Mozart
Quintet in C Major KV515

W.A. Mozart
Quintet in G minor KV516

 

Performers:

Gladys Silot. Violin
Felipe Manuel Rodríguez. Violin
Eva Martín. Viola
Iván Martín. Viola
Ángel García Jermann. Violoncello

 


PROGRAM NOTES

The Quintets for string quartet and a second viola are a small corpus of singular significance in Mozart’s art. Like the fifth voice in the motets and madrigals of the 16th and 17th centuries, the fifth instrument added a new dimension to predominant chamber music education, with depth of thought and quality in texture. This provides greater variety in dialogues and new, ingenious combinations in harmony and counterpoint.


 


CLARINET, VIOLA, AND PIANO TRIO.

30/01/2022
Program

W.A Mozart
Trio in E-flat major K.498

R. Schumann
Märchenerzählungen Trio Op. 132

 M. Bruch
5 pieces Op. 83

 

Performers
Salvador Salvador. Clarinet
Eva Martín. Viola
Karina Azizova. Piano

 


PROGRAM NOTES

Fairy Tales, the Bowling Trio: lovely monikers for marvellous music. The first known composition in music history for clarinet, viola, and piano is the Kegelstatt or Bowling Trio Op. 498 by Mozart. The famous moniker comes from a legend that says Mozart composed this trio while bowling. It was first performed (with Mozart himself on the viola) at the Jacquin family’s home and was dedicated to one of their daughters.

Märchenerzählungen, or Fairy Tales, Op. 132, were written by Schumann shortly before entering the sanatorium where he spent the last years of his life and are one of his last compositions. Although composed before his suicide attempt, the music is concise and joyful.

The 8 Pieces for clarinet, viola, and pinao Op.83 by Bruch perfectly align with Schumann’s romantic spirit and his Fairy Tales. On this occasion, we will hear pieces 1, 3, 5, 7, and 8.


A CEREMONY OF CAROLS. Christmas Concert

19/12/2021
Program

I

Benjamin Britten
A Ceremony of Carols
– Procession (Hodie Christus Natur est), Gregorian Antiphon
– Christmas Eve Del Magnificat
– Wolcum
– There is No Rose
– That Yonge Child
– Balulalow
– As Dew in April
– This Little Babe
– Interlude (harp solo)
– In Freezing Winter Night
– Spring Carol
– Deo Gracias
– Recession (Hodie)

II

John Rutter
Christmas Lullaby
Nativity Carol

Gustav Holst
In the Bleak Midwinter

Bob Chilcott
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
The marvelous birth

Kristen Allred
The Infant King

Dave and Jean Perry
A Festive Noel

Mark A. Brymer
Santa Baby

Alex Anderson
Mele Kalikimaka

Victor C. Johnson
African Noel

Philip Hagemann
Fruitcake

PERFORMERS:
Victoria Marchante, María Jesús Prieto, Sandra Cotarelo and María Caneda, sopranos.
Carmen Haro, Anabel Aldalur, Ana Cristina Marco, Sonia Gancedo and Marta Bornaechea, mezzo sopranos.
Karina Azizova, piano.
Alfredo Anaya, percussion.
Laura Hernández, harp.
Celia Alcedo, director.


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Date

29 May 2022 at 18:00 h.

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Price

€ 4 donation. The entire proceeds will go to the “Friends Forever” program of the Soñar Despierto Foundation.

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Location

Auditorium. Mateo Inurria 2

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