February 16, Wednesday, 12:10 P.M.
Wednesday@Noon Series:
Spanish Lied, 1939-1961: Guardianship of musical culture in Franco's Spain

Anna Tonna, mezzosoprano John Ballerino, piano
Fulbright scholar to Spain, mezzo soprano Anna Tonna combines a distinguished career as an operatic mezzo with a dedication to the music of Spain and Latin American composers – a natural consequence of her roots and her affinity for Hispanic culture and language.
www.annatonna.com
Performance Lab, ARTS 166
Free and open to the Department of Music
Attendance is required for Music/Music & Culture Majors, Music Minors, Faculty and Lecturers.
Parking permits available at the Information Kiosk
Information: (951) 827-3245, performingarts@ucr.edu


February 18, Friday, 9:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Encuentros/Encounters 2011
Conference: Music and Dictatorship in Franco's Spain, 1936-1975

The conference focuses on music, politics, and society during the dictatorship of Generalísimo Francisco Franco, from 1936 to 1975. Leading scholars from the UnitedStates and Spain present a variety of perspectives and insights into the role that music played in both supporting and subverting the Franco regime.

Speakers:

  1. Julio Arce (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
  2. Walter Aaron Clark (University of California, Riverside)
  3. Susan Campos Fonseca (Director, SIBE Women's Studies in Music Research Group, Madrid)
  4. Germán Gan Quesada (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
  5. Manuel Halffter (Ernesto Halffter Archive, Madrid)
  6. Carol Hess (Michigan State University)
  7. William Krause (Hollins University)
  8. Alyson Payne (University of California, Riverside)
  9. Antoni Pizà (Foundation for Iberian Music, City University of New York, Graduate Center)
  10. Gemma Pérez Zalduondo (Universidad de Granada)
  11. Anna Lorraine TonnaBrown (Mezzosoprano, New York/Madrid; Hispanic Society of America)
  12. Jacinto Torres Mulas (Insituto de Bibliografía Musical, Madrid)

CHASS Interdisciplinary Building South, Symposium Room 1113
Parking: Permits available at the Information Kiosks

February 18, Friday, 8:00 P.M.
Concert: Scott Tennant performs 20th-century Spanish Guitar Music
Classical-guitar virtuoso Scott Tennant presents a recital of works by Falla, Rodrigo, Torroba, Turina, and others.
Free and open to the public
Performance Lab, ARTS 166
Parking: $5.00 in Lot 1. for the concert.

Scott Tennant is considered to be one of the world's premiere guitar virtuosos, and is a favorite guest artist with orchestras, on music series and major guitar festivals around the world. He is a founding member of the Grammy-winning ensemble L.A. Guitar Quartet, now in their 30th year. He has made numerous recordings as a soloist on the GHA and Delos labels, and with members of the LAGQ he has recorded for GHA, Delos, Sony Classical Windham Hill, Deutsche Grammophone and Telarc labels. Their Telarc release LAGQ Latin was nominated for a Grammy, and it was their Telarc title LAGQ's Guitar Heroes which won a Grammy® as the best classical crossover recording of 2005.

Mr. Tennant is well known as a teacher and author, currently with eight books to his name. His first book, Pumping Nylon, is an advanced book on classical guitar technique and is used by students and teachers alike in most of the world's major guitar programs. It has attained a kind of "cult status", being hailed as the only book of its kind.

He lives in the Los Angeles area, and is on the faculties of the USC Thornton School of Music, and the Pasadena Conservatory of Music.

Center for Iberian and Latin American Music
The Center for Iberian and Latin American Music (CILAM) was established at University of California, Riverside, in 2004 to foster research and performance in an interdisciplinary spirit, embracing the entire musical heritage of Iberia and Latin America. The Center's activities include maintaining an educational website, www.cilam.ucr.edu; an online scholarly journal, Diagonal; and annual Encuentros/Encounters, featuring concerts and a conference dealing with a particular aspect of Iberian or Latin American music.

Walter A. Clark, director
Professor of Musicology
University of California, Riverside
ARTS 145 (951) 827-2114

Encuentros/Encounters 2011 is made possible by generous financial support of the UCR Ideas and Society, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, the Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain's Ministry of Culture & U.S. Universities, Prof. Deborah Wong, and the UCR Department of Music.