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ENCUENTROS/ENCOUNTERS Concert: An Evening of Piano Music from Valencia, Spain

Thursday, February 1, 2018
  8–9:30 p.m.

Location: Arts Building Performance Lab, ARTS 166
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Category: Concert



The Music of Valencia, Spain
This annual event focuses on the music of Valencia with a lecture/screening on January 31. The all-day conference features presentations by leading scholars and performers from around the United States as well as Spain. It will culminate with an evening performance of music of Valencia.
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Walter Aaron Clark, organizer
An Evening of Piano Music from Valencia, Spain
Ana Benavides, piano
Universidad de Carlos III and Conservatorio Profesional de Música Joaquín Turina, Madrid


Sonata in A flat……..Vicente Rodríguez Monllor (1690-1760)

Sonatina. Homenaje a D. Scarlatt……..Vicente Asencio (1908-1979)
Danza valenciana nº 1

Dansa de les llauradores valencianes……..Eduardo López-Chávarri (1871-1970)

Sonada del adiós……..Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999)
A l’ombre de Torrebermeja


Maristas (El ladrón de memorias) ……..Juanjo Colomer (1966)

Fileuse……..Vicente Costa Y Nogueras (1852-1919)

Quejas o La maja y el ruiseñor (Goyescas)……..Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
Danza española VII. Valenciana

A native of Málaga (Spain), Ana Benavides holds degrees from the Málaga, Granada, Madrid, and Vienna conservatories. Her principal teachers included Gloria Emparán, Manuel Carra, Dianko Illiew and Alicia de Larrocha. She received a Piano Performing Diploma from the Royal College of Music of London and a degree in Spanish Philology from the University of Málaga. She has also received a doctorate in Humanities from the University of Carlos III (Madrid), with the Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado. Ana Benavides is currently a scholar-in-residence at the University of California, Riverside for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Ana Benavides has performed recitals throughout Europe, Australia, and North and South America and is also a regular visitor to international festivals as both a soloist and chamber musician. She also maintains an active interest in the Spanish piano repertoire of the 19th century and is often invited to give lectures, courses, and concerts on this topic at leading music schools and festivals, including: the Juilliard School of Music, University of Texas, University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, Lancaster International Piano Festival, University of Melbourne, and University of Adelaide, among others. In addition to solo recitals, Ana Benavides performs extensively in a duo with clarinetist Pedro Rubio and also in a classical quintet, Músicos del ayre, playing pianoforte. Ana Benavides served also as the curator for the exposition The Piano in Spain, which was organized by the Joaquín Turina Professional Conservatory of Music in Madrid.

Her numerous national and international awards include: Concurso Nacional Marisa Montiel (Linares, 1983), Vienna International Music Competition (Viena, 1995), Concours International de Piano Lucien Wurmser (Paris, 1996), Concours International d’Interpretation Pierre Lantier (Paris, 1996). Spanish music awards include: “Luis Colemán” (1988), “Andrés Segovia” (1989), “Rosa López Comunión” (1990) and “Premio a la mejor edición de música clásica” (Academia de la Música & SGAE, 2008).

Performance Lab, ARTS 166
Free and open to the public
Though admission is free, a ticket is required. One ticket per person will be distributed at the venue one hour before the concert. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking: Complimentary permits available at the Kiosk or in Lot 1


Encuentros/Encounters 2018 is made possible by generous financial support from the UC Riverside Office of the Chancellor, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, MaryLu Clayton Rosenthal Endowment and Department of Music.

Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Music Department

Contact Information:
Kathy DeAtley
(951) 827-3245