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Festival of Spanish music Oct. 9

photo of posterOn Oct. 9, the Keyboard Area of the UNCG School of Music will participate in the Global Granados Marathon celebrating the piano music of Enrique Granados (1867-1916) and organized by FIMTE (International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music). The performance will take place in the Recital Hall of the Music Building at 12:30 p.m., and is open to the public free of charge. It can also be viewed live online at fimte.org.

During the marathon, Granados’ complete piano solo works – more than 200 – will be performed around the globe by different performers in nine locations, including UNCG. The event will be transmitted through video streaming via Youtube.

UNCG faculty members Joseph Di Piazza, James Douglass, Kyoo Hye Lim, John Salmon and Andrew Willis will be joined by graduate students Anja Arko, Natalie Khatibzadeh, Robin Morace, Stephen Saviola, Stephanie Schmidt and Ekin Üstünel in a program covering 30 different works drawn from Granados’ youth and maturity.

Granados is considered a leading Spanish composer of his generation. He lost his life at sea during World War I while returning home from the premiere of his opera “Goyescas” in New York.

Joining UNCG in the international Granados marathon will be Guildhall School (London, UK); National Music Museum (Vermillion, South Dakota); University of the Andes, (Bogotá, Colombia); University of Costa Rica; University of Lleida (Catolonia, Spain); University of Melbourne (Australia); University of Texas El Paso; and the organizing entity FIMTE in Almería, Spain.

More information is at fimte.org.