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Preview: Adriana Isabel Figueroa’s Tangoinmpressiones

August 17, 2010

On the first of September we’ll be hearing TWO explorations, the first of which will be early on in the hour and a piece called Tangoimpressiones by Adriana Isabel Figueroa.  Here’s a bit on the piece.

Here’s a bit about Adriana:

Adriana Figueroa Mañas graduated in 1997 from the school of music of the National University of Cuyo, where she earned the title “Licenciada in Music and Flute”. She attended many courses given by important and well-known flautists from Argentina, as well as several other countries. She also took several courses in jazz, improvisation, chamber music composition and orchestration, including contemporary orchestration techniques with a teacher from Buenos Aires. She has been a participant in several very important music meetings with eminent musicians and conductors. She has also played solos in the professional symphonic orchestras of Mendoza.

On the piece:

TANGOIMPRESSIONS: THIS IS A WORK WITH TANGO INFLUENCES, FOR STRING QUARTET. IT HAS TWO PARTS: “AUDACIOUS TANGO” AND “ROMANTIC AND MILONGA.” IT WAS PREMIERED IN 2003, AND THIS WORK IS INCLUDED IN A CD “TEAR” BY THE “DEL SOL STRING QUARTET”(RECORDED IN SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES). THIS AND OTHER WORKS ARE PART OF THE REPERTORY OF THIS QUARTET, AS WELL AS OTHERS. THIS WORK HAS BEEN PERFORMED IN SEVERAL COUNTRIES, INCLUDING ITALY, AT THE BARI FESTIVAL, WHERE IT WAS SELECTED IN THE INTERNATIONAL SELECTION OF CHAMBER MUSIC OF WOMEN COMPOSERS, FOR THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL IN BARI, ITALY. OUT OF 5 WORKS FROM AROUND THE WORLD, THIS STRING QUARTET WAS SELECTED. THE “FUNDACIÓN ADKINS CHITI: DONNE IN MUSICA” ORGANIZED THIS FESTIVAL (2007).
THIS WORK WAS SELECTED TO BE PERFORMED IN THE 2008 BEIJING CONGRESS OF WOMEN IN MUSIC, AND WILL BE PERFORMED IN APRIL OF 2008 AT THE CHAMBER CONCERT HALL OF CHINA CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC. THE COMPOSER HAS BEEN INVITED TO ATTEND.
THIS WORK, RECENTLY HAD SEVERAL PERFOMANCES WITH DEL SOL “STRING QUARTET” AND JANICE GARRET & DANCERS, IN CHOREOGRAPHIES.

It’ll be on around 8:10pm September 1st.  Please tune in!

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