<em>A Spanish Journey</em>, Behind the Music

Focus Residency

A Spanish Journey, Behind the Music

Music@Menlo is delighted to present A Spanish Journey on April 8 and 9, curated by violinist Kristin Lee. The two-day residency centers around gems of Spanish classical music, including de Sarasate’s fiery Carmen Fantasy, and rarely-heard piano trios. The first event (April 8) is an immersive exploration of Spanish music and dance, with demonstrations from a colorful combination of violin, piano, voice, and classical guitar. The second evening (April 9) is a concert performance of the vibrant works discussed, with a rich program of 19th- and 20th-century music.

On April 8, the artists uncover the history of Spanish folk music and the brilliant composers it inspired. Residency musicians will bring the audience on a captivating journey through Andalusia, Catalonia, and Aragon, exploring habanera and flamenco rhythms, Spanish harmonies, and traditional dances. Join us for a musical evening filled with a seductive and lively virtuosity!

Focus Residency events are presented live in the Spieker Center for the Arts. Live stream tickets are also available for those who wish to watch from home.