New York Philharmonic's 'Spanish Nights' Premieres March 30 with Bramwell Tovey
Beginning this week, March 30, the New York Philharmonic will premiere Spanish Nights, a tribute to Massenet and Falla. The program will feature music from Le Cid and Falla's illustrious Nights in the Garden of Spain and The Three-Three Cornered Hat proper and will be conducted by Bramwell Tovey.
Paying homage to the works of one of Spain's archetypal composers, with a Frenchman interspersed, the New York Phil will premiere renditions of these great artists with flamenco dancers and resounding stage set ups. A poetic transformation, Spanish dances and folk melodies will help transport the audience to a palace garden.
Per the New York Phil website:
"Perfumed palace gardens. Gypsy tunes. Dancing late into the night. The New York Philharmonic whisks you away to a night in Spain with Manuel de Falla's lush Nights in the Gardens of Spain. Plus castanets, a village love triangle, and flamenco in Falla's ballet The Three-Cornered Hat, and a tour of beguiling Spanish dances in Massenet's Le Cid."
As is par for new and big productions at the Philharmonic, an open rehearsal is scheduled for Wednesday, March 30 at 9:45 a.m. and will only precede the opening night performance. Featured before every night, however, is the Pre-Concert Insights series at the Helen Hull Room with Victoria Bond.
Be sure to pick up your tickets at the New York Phil website and preview a performance Ms. Yang with violinist Augustin Hadelich in the meantime below.