Sinfonica De Galicia : Nights In The Gardens of Spain
Date: JAN 14, 2016
Venue: AL AIN: AL JAHILI FORT
For its second concert in the UAE, the amazing Sinfónica de Galicia will be playing in the superb setting of Al Jahili Fort in Al Ain. Next to featuring works of the core German romantic repertoire (Richard Wagner’s Prelude and Liebestod from the Music Drama Tristan and Isolde) and Johannes Brahms last symphonic masterpiece, the 4th Symphony, the evening is dedicated to the Nights in the Gardens of Spain written between 1909 and 1916 by Spanish Composer Manuel de Falla.
The symphonic poem is divided into three parts, depicting each one a Garden in Al-Andalus, thereby already announcing the Hispano-Arabic theme of the work: En el Generalife (In the Generalife), Danza lejana (A Distant Dance), En los jardines de la Sierra de Córdoba (In the Gardens of the Sierra de Córdoba). Strongly influenced by French composer Claude Debussy, Falla’s symphonic works are trying to reconcile the musical impressionism he had discovered in France with traditional Spanish folklore music. Furthermore, Falla added numerous syncopated, melismatic musical themes, clear reminders of the musical influences brought by the Arabs into Spain. The impressionist tendencies of the score then paint a diffuse landscape of harmony where tradition and modernity, Europe and Arabia fuse with each other in a magnificent dream extracted both from time and space.
Richard Wagner: Prelude & Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Manuel de Falla: Noches en los jardines de España
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor
Note: All timings are actual start timings. We recommend guests to come 30 min before the beginning of the concert to find their seats. Doors will close at the start time. No access will be granted after the doors have been shut.