Offered in Conjunction with UCLA Year of the Arts -
Federico Garcia Lorca: The Man in the “Child of the Moon”
Saturday, March 5, 2005
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Haines Hall: UCLA Campus, Westwood Village
Los Angeles, CA
This one-day program is offered in cooperation with the Music and Spanish & Portuguese Departments at UCLA.
With the rhythms of gypsy flamenco as his muse and Death as his constant companion, Spain’s famed poet and dramatist, Federico Garcia Lorca, wrote about the humor, tragedy, and raw passion conjured up from his surreal imagination. Victim of the Spanish Civil War, Garcia Lorca, and his tumultuous life has been the subject of books, films and most recently a full-length opera by UCLA composer Ian Crouse.
This one-day program celebrates the opera’s premiere through a series of lectures and performances devoted to Garcia Lorca’s life and work.
UCLA scholars John Dagenais and C. Brian Morris, a noted Lorca specialist, present an overview of Lorca’s life and examine ways in which his creative genius fused music, poetry, and performance.
Through lecture and guitar performance, musicologist Walter Clark sets the musical stage by exploring flamenco elements in the Spanish nationalist music of Albeniz, Falla and Turina.
Dr. Krouse is joined by librettist Margarita Galban, choreographer Mari Sandoval, and singers and dancers from the opera, "Lorca, Child of the Moon." Additional invited speakers include noted musicologists Robert Stevenson and Mitchell Morris.
The opera's world premiere on
March 17-20, 2005
UCLA Campus in Westwood Village
Los Angeles, CA
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