Romanze: Music for Harp & Guitar (rescheduled from 2/13)
Redfern Arts Center
Thursday, March 06, 2014 · 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
This event, originally scheduled for 2/13, has been postponed to 3/6. If you had tickets for the 2/13 performance, they will be honored. Contact the Box Office if you have questions.
Jose Lezcano and guest artist Franziska Huhn will offer a Faculty Artist’s Recital of Music for Harp and Guitar entitled “Romanze: Music for Valentines". Highlights include Beethoven’s lyrical Adagio in Eb, Paganini’s virtuosic and expressive “Grand Sonata in A,” and Dutch composer Juriaan Andriessen’s fiery Ballade (1989). From the Hispanic world come Argentine composer Jorge Morel’s “Prelude and Danza Prima,” and Spanish composer Juan Manuel Cortes’ “Graelsia.”
The Huhn/Lezcano Duo has been performing together since 2009 and have played many regional venues in New England including the Stone Arts Church Series (VT), the Chromatic Club (Boston), the Avery Series (Hartford, CT), and for the Boston Guitar Society’s Festival 21.
Ms. Huhn is on the faculty at the Longy School of Music, Cambridge and the New England Conservatory, Boston. She has been the Assistant Director of the Harp Seminar at Boston University's Tanglewood Institute since 2003. Ms. Huhn is also active in and around the Boston area performing as a substitute harpist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and playing regularly with the Mistral Chamber Players, the Walden Chamber Players, the Radius Ensemble and Collage New Music. As a solo performer, Ms. Huhn has given recitals throughout the United States in Illinois, Indiana, Rhode Island and Texas, as well as international recitals in Norway, Poland, Georgia, Russia, Syria, Pakistan and Germany.
Described in 2012 by Fanfare Magazine as “an excellent guitarist as well as an imaginative composer,” José Manuel Lezcano is Professor and Chair of the Music Department at Keene State College where he directs the Guitar Orchestra and Latin Ensemble, and teaches guitar and courses in Latin American music. He is also a twice Grammy-nominated composer and performer who has performed for audiences on four continents. His programs featuring traditional and Latin American repertory, and his own original compositions have taken him as recitalist, collaborative musician, and concerto soloist from Carnegie Recital Hall and the North-South Consonance Series in New York City to major venues and festivals in Spain, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, China, Crete, the Czech Republic and Germany.
Tickets ($5 & $10) are recommended for this event. Visit the Box Office's website or call (603) 358-2168. The link also has information on Redfern membership, discounts for seniors, students, carpoolers and Alumni, seating charts, and directions.
Dinner and a show. Enhance your evening at the Redfern Arts Center with a delicious meal in Keene before the show! The Redfern is partnering with five local restaurants – Elm City Brewing Company, McCue's, Nicola’s Trattoria, The Pub, and Ramuntos – to offer a 10% meal discount for ticket holders on the night of each performance. Just present your Redfern ticket to any of the five locations listed to receive the discount.
To request accommodations for a disability, please contact the coordinator at least two weeks prior to the event.