Enrique Diemecke, Music Director & Conductor
Ana Vidovic, Guitar
Journey to Spain
Manuel de Falla, El amor brujo (Ritual Fire Dance)
Joaquín Rodrigo, Concierto de Aranjuez
Maurice Ravel, Alborada del gracioso (Morning Song of the Jester),
Rhapsodie Espagniole, Pavane pour une infante défunte
(Pavane for a Dead Princess), Bolero
The music of Spain features evocative compositions from Manuel de Falla, Joaquín Rodrigo and Maurice Ravel. De Falla’s Ritual Fire Dance is a movement of the ballet El amor brujo utilizes fast, repetitive trills and ornamentations, with the oboe introducing the dance’s twists and turns. Aranjuez Concerto for classical guitar by Joaquín Rodrigo was inspired by the Royal Palace of Aranjuez, transporting the listener to another place and time. Ravel’s Rhapsodia Espagniola, Alborada del gracioso, and Pavane for a Dead Princess showcase numerous elements of Spanish music inspired by the composer’s heritage.
Dr. Brenda Fortunate & C. Edward White
Inside the Music
Join us for an immersive journey Inside the Music! Delve deep into the works performed this evening as we welcome our esteemed guest speaker, Kyle Canjar, to share his unique insights and expertise. The Inside the Music talks will enrich your concert experience and bring a new level of appreciation to the beautiful performance on stage. Inside the Music talks are free and start at 6:30pm prior to the concert start.
Inside the Music • 6:30pm at Whiting Auditorium. Free with concert ticket.
Guest Speaker: Kyle Canjar, Guitarist, Faculty at FSPA
Title: Lineage of the Classical Guitar
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Smoke/vape free zone
Smoke-Free Zones. All FIM venues are smoke-free. Per Michigan Law, Public Act 188, smoking is not allowed inside a venue or within 20 feet from the entrance to the building. Violators will be asked to leave. Vape-Free Zones. Vaping is not allowed anywhere within the venue. Violators will be asked to leave.
Weapon free zone
Weapon-Free Zones. Firearms and weapons of any kind, including concealed weapons and pocket knives are prohibited.
Assistive Listening Devices
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Program Content Please note some performances may contain adult themes. Please check the event listing age recommendations prior to purchase or call FIM Ticket Center.
Childern & Families
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