Platero y Yo with Italian Guitarist Emanuele Segre
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The last date listed for Platero y Yo with Guitarist Emanuele Segre was Thursday April 14, 2011 / 7:00pm.
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Set against the vibrant, manic backdrop of Rio de Janeiro during Carnival, Black Orpheus is a tragic love story retelling the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice. Winner of the 1960 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, this beautifully photographed movie, with a lively soundtrack that includes the work of Antonio Carlos Jobim, helped popularize bossa nova music in the United States. This tale of star-crossed lovers plays at Symphony Space as part of its Classics in HD screening series. Learn More
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A rare New York appearance by Italian guitarist Emanuele Segre in an evening-length work about life, love, and loss, narrated by Symphony Space’s very own Isaiah Sheffer with text by Nobel prize-winning Spanish poet Juan Ramón Jiménez and music by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.
With hands of dazzling skill and solid technique, Emanuele Segre offers a clean sound and is known for his passionate performance style. Joined by narrator Isaiah Sheffer, the two bring to life Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s evening length work for guitar and narrator, Platero Y Yo, (1914; Platero and I) with poetry by one of Spain’s most popular poets, Juan Ramón Jiménez, who won the Nobel prize in 1956. Jiménez’ work is a entertaining memoir about his travels through Spain with his beloved little donkey, a profound musing on what makes us all human.
Underscore – Cocktails and Conversation, 6:30pm
Hang out with the performers and composers, and get inside the score in pre-concert dialogues with Artistic Director Laura Kaminsky and the artists at the new Thalia Café.