Fundraising concert to benefit scholarships to local high school students. Last year, Acworth Cultural Arts awarded over $3,000 to students.
From 17th Century Europe to 21st Century Latin America.
This varied program is made up of two parts. The first part, based on traditional repertoire, consists of a short Sonata for violin & keyboard by the Italian Baroque master, Arcangelo Corelli, followed by the A Major 19th century Romantic Period Sonata by the Belgian, Cesar Franck, who spent his career in Paris. This Sonata is symphonic and orchestral in concept; its four movements express a broad range of moods, from extremely calm and quiet, to beautifully melodious, to extremely virtuosic and exciting. The second part of this program is made up of short works, beginning with a virtuosic violin showpiece by the Polish violinist Henri Wieniawski. The remainder of the program focuses on music from the Hispanic world. Ernesto Halffter was a Spanish composer who studied with Manuel de Falla. Pregon is a piece inspired by Cuban music, and Danza de la Pastora is a Spanish dance extracted from a ballet by Halffter. Estrellita is a sentimental piece, well-known in its time, around a century ago, composed by the Mexican Manuel Ponce, and Siboney and Malaguena are among the Cuban Ernesto Lecuona’s best-known compositions. The last three lively works are written by the Venezuelan composers, Cruz Felipe Iriarte and Alfonso Lopez. Lopez’s two pieces are inspired by the Dominican merengue as well as Baroque music. And Iriarte’s piece is a Venezuelan merengue, whose interesting rhythmic combinations are quite different from the Dominican merengue.