Benjamin Britten, Colby College, Colby College Museum of Art, Daniel Fortea, Folksong Arrangements, Four French Folk Songs, Manuel de Falla, Matyas Seiber, Miguel Llobet, Siete Canciones populares espanolas, Timothy Burris
Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 at 12pm
Folk Songs to the Guitar
Music in the Museum Concert Series
Colby College Museum of Art
5600 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, 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 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