The National Centre for the Dissemination of Music (CNDM) is offering a new edition of Fronteras, a series of concerts with acclaimed singers playing a varied repertoire.
Fronteras kicked off on 8 October with Spanish guitarist Javier Limón and El refugio del sonido, a show staged in collaboration with the Mediterranean Music Institute at the Berklee College of Music, Boston. The project is a fusion of Mediterranean music and Latino sounds.
On 11 November, the fascinating German singer Ute Lemper will put on Songs for Eternity, a show made of songs written in ghettos and concentration camps in Nazi Germany between 1941 and 1944, found by the pianist Francesco Lotoro.
Rocío Márquez and gambist from Seville Fahmi Alqhai will be offering Diálogos de viejos y nuevos sones, a concert where old and new flamenco ‘cantes’ (songs) from Andalusia will meet American popular music.
Jorge Pardo is playing his saxophone and flute alongside guitarist Pepe Habichuela. Their ambitious project is titled Flamenco universal.
The Catalan singer Sílvia Pérez Cruz, who enjoyed great success in previous editions of Fronteras, is coming back this year. And the internationally acclaimed Swedish mezzosoprano Anne Sofie von Otter will present her eclectic project For Sixty Cents with the New York-based string quartet Brooklyn Rider.
Venue – National Music Auditorium- Sala de Cámara
8 October – Javier Limón
11 November – Ute Lemper
12 December – Rocío Márquez, Fahmi Alqhai
13 February – Jorge Pardo, Pepe Habichuela
7-8 April – Silvia Pérez Cruz
26 May – Anne Sofie von Otter, Brooklyn Rider