La Hora Española: Laura Moyano Moldan, soprano and Santiago Alonso Varela, pianist
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 8:00pm
*Please join us at 7:30 pm for a preconcert multimedia presentation called "How Western Classical Music was Influenced by Co-existence in Islamic-Ruled Spain," presented by David Russell and Marieta Garcia Montanes.* La Hora Española is dedicated to the research of what we might call "the Spanish essence" through the vast musical heritage of Spain and South America popular cultures. Coming from a conservatoire background, friends Laura Moyano and Santiago Alonso use their knowledge and techniques to give popular genres such as Flamenco, Fandango, and Bulería a "classical" expression, inspired by the works of Manuel de Falla, Joaquín Rodrigo and many others, who successfully transcribed folk tunes into masterpieces for lyric voice and piano. Laura Moyano is a graduate of Granada's Conservatorio Superior de Música "Victoria Eugenia." She is a founding member of the baroque ensemble "Intavolatura", a collaborator with the Almería Orchestra (OCAL) and the ensemble "La Capilla Real de Madrid" (Madrid), and has worked extensively with violinist Ara Malikian, guitarist Juan Francisco Padilla and pianist Santiago Alonso. Santiago Alonso is a Music Graduate in Piano and Chamber Music from the Conservatorio Superior de Sevilla. He has been orchestral keyboardist, harpsichordist in baroque ensembles, session musican, and composer for the theater. He serves on the faculty at Granada's Conservatorio Superior de Música "Victoria Eugenia."