Tableau in Frida Kahlo's Oasis

Monday, September 27, 2021

Ticket Information

Patio seating: $25 | Lawn: $15

Seating is limited; SOLI strongy recommends advance purchase

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Time
7:00 PM
Presented By
SOLI Chamber Ensemble
Event Type
Performances
Genre
Classical/Contemporary
Event Contact
Anne Schelleng
Description

SOLI Chamber Ensemble opens its new season at the San Antonio Botanical Garden with Tableau in Frida Kahlo's Oasis. The Garden's current exhibit, Frida Kahlo Oasis, is the inspiration for a vibrant evening filled with fusions of dance rhythms and contemporary expressions in the music of Aaron Prado, Arturo Marquez, and Robert Xavier Rodriguez. SOLI welcomes guest artist Jacquelyn Matava, mezzo-soprano, to the stage.

 

Tableau includes San Antonio composer Aaron Prado's recent adaptation for SOLI of his Ofrenda, written in 2015 as a tribute to Frida Kahlo, and Arturo Marquez's sinuous and joyous celebration of the danzon: Zarabandeo. San Antonio native Robert Xavier Rodriguez's music is the centerpiece of the evening as SOLI will present his Concert Suite from the opera "Frida"  with Jacquelyn Matava and Musica por un tiempo, commissioned and premiered by SOLI in 2008.

 

Ensemble Name
SOLI Chamber Ensemble
Musicians
Stephanie Key, clarinet | Ertan Torgul, violin | David Mollenauer, cello | Carolyn True, piano
Speakers / Participants
Jacquelyn Matava, mezzo-soprano
Composers
Aaron Prado, Arturo Marquez, Robert Xavier Rodriguez
Program

Ofrenda (2015/2021)..................................................................................... Aaron Prado (b. 1979)

clarinet, violin, cello, and piano

 

Concert Suite from the opera 'Frida' (1991)............................... Robert Xavier Rodriguez (b. 1946)

mezzo-soprano and piano                  Book: Hilary Blecher; Lyrics and Monologues: Midgalia Cruz

 

Zarabandeo (1995).................................................................................. Arturo Marquez (b. 1950)

clarinet and piano

 

Musica, por un tiempo (2008).......................................................................... Robert X. Rodriguez

clarinet, violin, cello, and piano


Venue
San Antonio Botanical Garden
Location
555 Funston Pl
San Antonio, TX