SUITE ESPAÑOLA’

Classical singing, flamenco music take center stage

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Flamenco singer Rocío Márquez Limón and classical pianist Rosa Torres-Pardo for ‘Suite Española’

Flamenco singer Rocío Márquez Limón and classical pianist Rosa Torres-Pardo for ‘Suite Española’

The Embassy of Spain in the Philippines and the Cultural Center of the Philippines present Suite Española (Spanish Suite). An original performance combining classical music and flamenco singing in a common ground, Suite Española opens onn June 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater) of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Pasay City.

In Suite Española, a classical pianist and a flamenco singer mix piano scores with flamenco songs in search of a better understanding of that evolution, exploring both worlds, looking for their roots and freely interpreting the compositions of Granados, Albéniz and Falla.

Flamenco singer Rocío Márquez Limón and classical pianist Rosa Torres-Pardo performs the show. The two Spanish artists, who have successfully shown in Spain, debut in Asia, first from Tokyo then to Manila.

Torres-Pardo was born in Madrid (Spain). She received the Masterplayers Award in Lugano (Switzerland) in 1986 and she successfully debuted at the Teatro Real de Madrid in 1987, performing Prokofiev´s Piano Concerto Nº 3 with the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra.


She has worked with several orchestras such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with conductors such us Spivakov, Dutoit, Fournet, Vasary and Termikanov in auditoriums like Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, the Wigmore Hall and Sadlers Wells in London, the St. Petersburg Philharmonia and the Konzerthaus in Berlin and Knopf Music Halle in Hamburg.

Limón was born in Huelva (Spain) in 1985. She began singing since she was a child but started receiving formal training at the age of 9.

She has performed at the Olympia in Paris, the International Auditorium in Brussels, the Dusseldorf Opera House, the Sete Sóis Sete Luas Festival in Oeiras (Portugal), Mohammed V National Theater in Rabat and the Silk Road Festival in Damascus.

One of her latest projects is the recording of “La Vida Breve” (Short Life) of Manuel de Falla with the Spanish National Orchestra.

Admission is free. For more information, contact the Embassy of Spain in the Philippines’ Cultural Department at 817-9997 / 817-6676 or e-mail emb.manila.ofc@maec.es.

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