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Thursday, April 5th,  2018 at 12pm

Folk Songs to the Guitar

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert Series

First Parish Church,

425 Congress St, Portland, Maine

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For centuries, the guitar has been an instrument intimately associated with the human voice.   Though the ‘folk song’ is usually seen as a popular genre, it occasionally has been raised to the level of art song, and three such sets are featured in this concert.    Mezzo-soprano Joëlle Morris and guitarist Timothy Burris will perform Manuel da Falla’s “Siete Canciones populares españolas” (1914); Matyas Seiber’s “Four French Folk Songs” (1959); and Benjamin Britten’s “Folksong Arrangements” (1961).  Guitar solos by Miguel Llobet and Daniel Fortea fill out the program.

Free to the public

http://portlandconservatoryofmusic.org/noonday/

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