Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 12pm
Folk Songs to the Guitar
Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert Series
First Parish Church,
425 Congress St, Portland, Maine
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 selections of 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