GUITARRÍSIMO. CHICAGO SPANISH GUITAR FESTIVAL: Evolution of Spanish Guitar....

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Praised for his “visceral and imaginative” performances by The Washington Post, ADAM LEVIN has performed extensively throughout the US, Europe, and South America. Levin has received numerous top prizes, including the Fulbright Scholarship, the Program forCultural Cooperation Fellowship from Spain’s Cultural Ministry, and the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship to research and perform contemporary Spanish guitar repertoire in Madrid, Spain. While studying in Spain, Levin commissioned thirty solo guitar works from four generations of contemporary Spanish composers, which resulted in a contract for a four-volume encyclopedic series for Naxos, 21st Century Spanish Guitar. Levin has released six critically-acclaimed albums, including In the Beginning(2009); Duo Sonidos (2010); Music From Out of Time (2010); Fuego de la Luna (2011),21st Century Spanish Guitar, Vol 1 (2013), and Vol 2 (2016). Levin is a graduate of Northwestern University and New England Conservatory. His esteemed teachers includedEliot Fisk, Oscar Ghiglia, Gabriel Estarellas, and Anne Waller. Adam Levin is a D’Addario Artist. ​

Spain, Past and Present

Adam Levin, Classical Guitar

Fantansía-Sevillana Joaquín Turina

Fandanguillo (1882-1949)

Trimountain * Anton García-Abril

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Espacio de guitarra* Cristobal Halffter

** (b.1930)

Platero y yo, Op. 190 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

I. Golondrinas (1895-1968)

II. La Primavera

-Intermission-

Sonata Sefardí, Op. 143 Salvador Brotons

I.Allegro, Shir Nashir (b.1959)

II. Calmo, Adio Kerida

III. Alla breve, Hija mia

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Yemanjá Sonata Eduardo Morales-Caso

I. Largo con fantasía (b.1969)

II. Larghetto doloroso

III. Vivo con fuoco

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*Dedicated to Adam Levin

**West-Coast Premiere

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