After having danced all over the world, Spaniard Angel Corella founded the first and only classical ballet company in Spain in 22 years: the Corella Ballet. Spanning the vast breadth of ballet music, Corella's company began their 2011 production with the classical Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, and ends with a very modern selection by Michael Nyman, with some Spanish flavor mixed in between. He speaks with Frank Dominguez about his beginnings as a dancer, the Corella Ballet, and how heritage influences classical ballet in Spain.
Recent Spoleto Festival USA visitor Osvaldo Golijov is an Argentinian composer and was the Composer in Residence at the 2011 festival. Having developed a close relationship with the St. Lawrence String Quartet at Tanglewood, Golijov's music has become a familiarity with the Spoleto Festival USA chamber musicians. He talks with Frank Dominguez about Latino classical music and describes his own specific style. He also addresses his personal approach to J. S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion after composing his own.
Selections composed by Osvaldo Golijov performed at the Bank of America Chamber Music concerts at the Dock Street Theatre:
"Lullaby and Doina" from The Man Who Cried
The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind
Listen to Sphinx & Catalyst Quartet members Karla Donehew Perez & Christopher Jenkins discuss how the organization is trying to "spice up" classical music.
Frank Dominguez speaks with The Assad Brothers prior to a concert in Charlotte, NC celebrating their complex ethnic roots.