Aspen Music Festival And School

A Recital by Sharon Isbin guitar and Isabel Leonard mezzo-soprano

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With special thanks to Carrie and Joe Wells
Harris Concert Hall
8:00 PM
$75

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GARCÍA LORCA/SHARON ISBIN: from Canciones españolas antiguas
TÁRREGA : Capricho árabe
GARCÍA LORCA/SHARON ISBIN: from Canciones españolas antiguas
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RODRIGO: Aranjuez, ma pensée
MONTSALVATGE/SHARON ISBIN: from Canciones negras
ALBÉNIZ/SEGOVIA: Mallorca, barcarolle, op. 202
FALLA/LLOBET/PUJOL: Siete canciones populares españolas

“Feasts of beautifully sculpted phrases ... glimpses of heaven,” gushed the Philadelphia Enquirer about Alma Espanola, the first all-Spanish art song recording in over 40 years. The CD won the 2018 Grammy for Classical Producer of the Year. Now Sharon Isbin, “the pre-eminent guitarist of our time” (Boston Magazine) and the lustrous-voiced Aspen alumna Isabel Leonard return to the intimate acoustics of Harris Concert Hall for an evening of songs applauded by The New York Times for their “soulful depth [and] dramatic flair and contrast.”

Sharon Isbin and Isabel Leonard gave their first joint recital in 2014 in Aspen, and since then have been frequent collaborators, working closely together to explore repertoire that fully utilizes the strengths of both guitar and voice. Isbin explained why Leonard, who grew up speaking Spanish, is ideally suited for this repertoire: “It needed for someone like Isabel, with a spectacular voice, to come along…and it is rare to find someone who has the gift of opera and recital work, and the kind of voice that can be adapted to both. So by pairing guitar with voice, it creates an intimacy for the listening audience that is quite rarified.”

Celebrate the passion of the Spanish soul with two captivating superstars!

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Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO