Saturday 12 May, 7.30pm
Debussy Suite Bergamasque, Deux Arabesques, Estampes, L’Isle Joyeuse
Villa-Lobos Alma Brasileira, Impressões Seresteiras (please note programme change from Festival brochure), Valsa da Dor, Festa no Sertao
Cristina Ortiz has a particular affinity with the works of her compatriot, the Brazilian composer Villa-Lobos; her own passion and spontaneity bring out the fire and the finesse in Villa-Lobos’s music. Her celebrated sensitivity is perfectly in tune with the delicate shimmer of Debussy – so beautifully exemplified in the Suite Bergamasque, which includes his beloved Claire de lune. With Deux Arabesques and Estampes evoking the atmosphere of East Asia and of Granada’s Moorish splendour, this concert blends Eastern spice and Brazilian passion.
This performance will finish at approximately 9.30pm
“Ortiz is a joy to watch: I know few pianists who project more obvious pleasure in performance” Michael White
Cristina ortiz no 41° Festival de Inverno