Spanish guitarist returns to perform in Hà Nội

October 10, 2019 - 12:59

Guitarist master Rafael Serrallet returns to perform in a solo concert at Việt Nam National Academy of Music in October 10.

Rafael Serrallet and the Malaysian Philharmonic playing Aranjuez in the Petronas Concert Hall in Kuala Lumpur. Denis Simonnet: English horn. Edmon Colomer: Conductor.

HÀ NỘI — Guitar master Rafael Serrallet will perform in a solo concert at the Việt Nam National Academy of Music on October 10.

The concert will highlight the magic of the Spanish guitar with a repertoire featuring a mysterious and magical world of history and Spanish deeds from the first circumnavigation of the world in the 16th century to the music of the 18th to 20th centuries.

The first part entitled Victoria – A Musical Expedition Around The World will be a musical fantasy based on works from the expedition member’s country of origin including German The Almain; French Gallardes and Bransles, Italian Saltarello and Pavana, and Spanish Canaries.

The repertoire also includes Portuguese melodies and the favourite song of King Carlos I of Spain and Karl V of Germany, Mille Regretz.

Two hymns about the Virgin Mary will be played at the beginning and end of this scene.

The concert will continue with Spanish Capriccio – From Ferandiere to Rodrigo.

Guitarist Rafael Serrallet will perform at the Việt Nam National Academy of Music on October 10. — Photo courtesy of Spanish embassy

Serrallet will play works from the 18th to 20th centuries such as Contradanza de los curutacos by F. Ferandiere (1771-1816) and Junto al Generalife by J. Rodrigo (1901 – 1999).

This will be the second time Serrallet has performed in Việt Nam. Last year, he became the first classical musician to perform on all seven continents including Antarctica.

Serrallet is a soloist performing with different orchestras around the world including Lincoln Centre, Carnegie Hall, The National Theatre of Croatia and Cairo Opera House.

He has also received many prizes including the Regional Lazio medal in Italy and the Xrivella Prize in Valencia.

He has participated in many cultural co-operation projects with children and young people around the world.

The concert will begin at 8pm at 77 Hào Nam Street, Hà Nội. Tickets are by invitation only. — VNS