Taller Atlántico Contemporáneo I
Centro Federico García Lorca
Tuesday 6 July 20:00 Chamber music concert
Chamber Music


Taller Atlántico Contemporáneo

Diego García Rodríguez, conductor



Crumb-Lorca Project III


George Crumb (1929)

Night of the Four Moons (mezzo-soprano, flute, banjo, amplified cello and percussion. 1969, rev. 1976)

The Yellow Moon of Andalusia (Spanish Songbook III) (mezzo-soprano and piano. 2012)

Ancient Voices of Children (sopranos 1 and 2, oboe, mandolin, harp, amplified piano and percussion. 1970)

Cycle in co-production with the Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical

In collaboration with the Centro Federico García Lorca

Concert with no interval

When the Moon Rises

This third event of the Crumb-Lorca cycle will help to learn about the relationship between the composer and the poet. Taller Atlántico Contemporáneo, which defines itself as a stable group of open training, will perform for the first time the entirety of this particular Lorca repertoire over three concerts. Night of the Four Moons is based on fragments of four poems (Songs, 1927) that revolve around the moon, symbol of life and death. Crumb’s mastery of colour is evidenced in The Yellow Moon of Andalusia, where he uses six new poems by the Granada-born author, including Cicada, a beautiful example of the pulsating life in the days of adolescence and youth. Ancient Voices of Children tackles the themes of childhood and death with its audacious timbral combinations, both of which are essential in the Lorca universe. Crumb selected the poems and combined them into a group that makes us feel a special love for childlike innocence, the despair of sterility, the unspeakable pain at the death of children, and the hope that childlike innocence might even be restored.