Masterworks #2: Latin Soul This Masterworks concert will feature El amor brujo by Manuel de Falla with its familiar “Ritual Fire Dance.” Regarded as the greatest Spanish composer of the twentieth century, Falla developed an interest in native Spanish music - in particular Andalusian flamenco - while studying with Felipe Pedrell in Madrid in the late 1890s. From 1907 to 1914 Falla lived in Paris where he met, and was influenced by, Ravel, Debussy and Dukas.
Founded by James Anderson (violin), the APQ has been performing to captivated audiences since 2009. With Jonathan Geer (piano), Ben Thomas (bandoneon), Tony Rogers (cello), and Phil Spencer (bass), all from diverse musical backgrounds, the band continues the tradition of nuevo tango through intense live shows which feature unique arrangements of Piazzolla’s groundbreaking works, breathtaking original compositions, and fiery improvisation.
The LATIN SOUL concert is an Official Cucalorus Film Festival Stage Event.