Piano Concert at Teatro Ángela Peralta

By Antonio Cabrero

Carmen, as we know, is the femme fatale of opera characters, a free and independent beautiful seductress; she doesn’t mean any harm and it is really not her fault that men succumb prey to her charms. She negotiates her freedom with a common soldier who is taking her to jail after a dispute by promising a date and to love him, that is, until she falls in love with someone else. The soldier, José,  lived the experience of his life and doesn’t intend to let her go easily—with disastrous consequences.

Piano solo concert
Carmen Suite #1 Georges Bizet
El Amor Brujo (Love the Magician) Manuel de Falla
w/Antonio Cabrero
Sat, Nov 1, 6pm
Teatro Ángela Peralta
Tickets at Teatro Ángela Peralta, La Biblioteca y La Conexion

On the other hand, Candelas, the beautiful young widow of the ballet El Amor Brujo is tormented by the specter of her jealous deceased husband, until a gypsy exorcism takes place so she can love her most appropriate new suitor.

The piano transcriptions reveal the original form in which this work was conceived by composer/pianists who, after having the clear idea, proceeded to the orchestration.

In the present concert, the inverse procedure takes place. Maestro Cabrero´s transcriptions originate from the orchestral scores since he has studied those scores in order to conduct orchestras playing them. Therefore the result is a new personal “retranscription” to a piano score, a piano score that is non-existent and only in the memory and imagination of the conductor turned pianist for the concert, but faithfully remembering his orchestral conducting and interpretation.

To fully understand these complexities you are advised to attend this concert by Cabrero and his upcoming International Symphony Concerts with the same works scheduled for 2015.


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