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  • Hosted by Frank Dominguez

Concierto is a weekly program of classical music presented in Spanish and English. The program features classical music by Latin American and Spanish composers and musicians.

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This time on Concierto the music ranges from traditional Spanish coplas sung by tenor Plácido Domingo, to a Mexican guitar sonata by Manuel Ponce, and Mozart performed live by the black and Latino musicians of the Sphinx Virtuosi. Frank Dominguez is your host.

Description in Spanish:

Esta vez en Concierto la música varía de “coplas” españolas tradicionales cantadas por el tenor Plácido Domingo, hasta una sonata para guitarra por el compositor mexicano Manuel Ponce, y Mozart interpretada en vivo por los músicos negros y latinos de la Esfinge Virtuosi.  Frank Dominguez es tu anfitrión.

This week host Frank Dominguez features performances by Sergio and Odair Assad.

This week Brazilian brothers Sergio and Odair Assad play a Tango Suite for Two Guitars by Astor Piazzolla, and Uruguayan conductor Carlos Kalmar leads the Symphonie espagnole by Edouard Lalo.

Description in Spanish:

Esta semana hermanos brasileños Sergio y Odair Assad tocan una Suite de tango para dos guitarras por Astor Piazzolla, y el director uruguayo Carlos Kalmar dirige la Symphonie espagnole por Édouard Lalo.

In this edition of Concierto you’ll hear Uruguayan-born pianist Polly Ferman playing tangos by Kurt Weill and Stravinsky plus a musical setting of El gato en botas – Puss in Boots – from Catalan composer Xavier Montsalvage. Frank Dominguez is your host.

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En esta edición de Concierto la pianista uruguaya Polly Ferman toca tangos por Kurt Weill y una presentación musical de “El gato en botas” – por el compositor catalán Xavier Montsalvage. Frank Domínguez es tu anfitrión .

Concierto featuring fado singer Mariza

Aug 27, 2016


This week host Frank Dominguez explores the fado (a form of music characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics) and the modinha (a type of sentimental love song).

This week European vocalist Mariza sings an example of a Portuguese song form called “fado,” and then we’ll hear the Brazilian derivation, the modinha by Heitor Villa-Lobos. Frank Dominguez is your host.

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8/2/16 This week we'll enjoy music by Argentine tango master Juan Carlos Cirigliano.

Tune in this week for the Sound of the City of Buenos Aires from Argentine tango master Juan Carlos Cirigliano and a Boccherini Guitar Quintet from the 18th century Spanish Royal Court. 

Description in Spanish:

Vuelva a sintonizarnos esta semana para el “Sonido de la ciudad" de Buenos Aires por el maestro de tango argentino—Juan Carlos Cirigliano y un quinteto para guitarra por Luigi Boccherini del corte real en España desde el siglo diez y ocho.