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Encore: Catalan Art Songs in the 20th Century

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
  12:10–1 p.m.

Location: Arts Building Performance Lab, ARTS 166
  Parking Information

Category: Concert



Villa-Lobos International Chamber Music Festival
Encore: Catalan Art Songs in the 20th Century 

Patricia Caicedo, soprano
Nikos Stavlas, piano

This concert presents beautifully crafted art songs in the Catalan language by some of Barcelona's greatest composers. Just as Heitor Villa-Lobos wrote concert music redolent of his homeland, so Catalan composers of the twentieth century found inspiration in their own literature and folklore. Internationally renowned Colombian soprano Patricia Caicedo lives and works in Barcelona and is a prominent exponent of this repertoire.

Center for Iberian and Latin American Music
Walter Clark, Director
UCR Department of Music Professor of Musicology

Parking: Complimentary permits available at the Kiosk.



Patricia Caicedo, soprano & Nikos Stavlas, piano

Combat del Somni (poesia Josep Janés)
I. Damunt de tu no mes les flors
II. Aquesta nit un mateix vent
III. Jo et pressentía con la mar
• Neu
• Preludi No.1
• Preludi No.6 (for the left hand)

EDUARD TOLDRÁ (1895-1962)
La rosa als llavis (poesía Joan Maragall)
I. Si anessis tan lluny
II. Mocador d´olor
III. El esguard…
IV. En vent deixaba dintre la rosella
V. Seré a ta cambra amigga
VI. Visca l´amo

• Canço i Dansa No.3
• Canço i Dansa No.6

EDUARD TOLDRÁ (1895-1962)
• Camins de fada (Tomàs Garcés)
• Canço de passar cantant (Josep María Sagarra)
• Menta i Farigola (Josep Carner)
• Festeig (poesía Joan Maragall)
• Recança (poesía Josep Carner)
• Abril (Trinitat Catasús)
• Romanc de Santa Llucia (poesía Josep María Segarra)
• Preludi No.1
• Preludi No.6 (per a la mà esquerra)


Patricia Caicedo, soprano
Recognized as one of the leading interpreters of the Latin-American & SpanishArt Song Repertoire, Colombian-Spanish soprano Patricia Caicedo has sung in the United States, Canada, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Russia, Italy, Portugal,Spain and Latin America to public and critical acclaim. Singing in Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Quechua and Nahuatl she draws listeners into the world of beauty, poetry, and warmth that is the Ibero
American Art Song. Her well-received CDs include: Aves y Ensueños: Colombian Art Songs by Jaime León (2011), Estrela é Lua nova… (2011), De mi corazón latino - Latin Songs of All time (2010), A mi ciudad Nativa – To My Native City (2005) and Lied: Artsongs of Latin America (2001).
    Considered an expert in the history and musical interpretation of the Latin American and Iberian vocal repertoire, Caicedo regularly gives concert-lectures and master classes, and serves as Artist-in-Residence at leading universities in the United States and Europe. Her books The Latin American Art Song: A Critical Anthology and Interpretative Resource for Singers, The Colombian Art Song - Jaime Leon: Analysis and Compilation of his works for voice and piano Vol. 1 & 2 and The Bolivian Art Son, are reference books in the field.
     Dr. Caicedo is the founder and director of the Barcelona Festival of Song®, a Summer Course and a Concert Series dedicated to the study of the history and interpretation of the Latin American and Iberian Art Song. She holds a Medical Doctor´s degree from the Escuela Colombiana de Medicina and a Ph.D in Musicology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Nikos Stavlas, piano
Nikos was born in Greece in 1983. He studied at the Music School of Serres (Elina Grammatopoulou), at the National Conservatory of Thessaloniki (Igor Petrin, Diploma and First Prize, 2003) and at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki (Vinia Tsopela, BMus with distinction, 2005). In 2005 he moved to London, where he studied at the Royal College of Music with Yonty Solomon and Kathron Sturrock, financially supported both by the Greek State Scholarship Foundation and by the RCM, and obtained a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance with distinction in 2007. He has participated in several competitions and won, among others, two first prizes in Pan-Hellenic competitions as well as two second prizes in the G. Thymis Competition, Greece. He has appeared several times as a soloist with orchestras in Greece and Albania, and has given solo and chamber music recitals in Greece, Albania, Italy, Spain, Belgium, USA and the United Kingdom. He is also a member of the Vladimir&Estragon Piano Duo, with which he frequently appears in conciertos that challenge the concept and content of piano recitals through the establishment of an effortlessly distinct piano performance style. Nikos has recently obtained a PhD in Piano Performance Practice at Goldsmiths, University of London under the supervision of Keith Potter and Andrew Zolinsky. His area of research is Ludwig van, a film and a musical composition on Beethoven by the Argentinian composer Mauricio Kagel.

Open to: The general public. No late seating. Though admission is free, a ticket is required. At 7:00 P.M., one ticket per person will be distributed at the venue. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Music Department

Contact Information:
Kathy DeAtley
(951) 827-3245