Post-Classical Ensemble presents Falla and Flamenco, with the evening including the D.C. premiere of the dance/pantomime Manuel de Falla's "El Corregidor y la Molinera" (The Magistrate and the Miller's Wife) by Spain's acclaimed choreographer Ramón Oller.
"El Corregidor" is at the heart of a full-length evening concert -- Falla and Flamenco -- the whole of which explores the manner in which Falla appropriated flamenco in his efforts to regenerate Spanish music (and Spanish culture generally) in the early 20th century.
"Corregidor" will be conducted by Post-Classical Ensemble Music Director Angel Gil-Ordóñez and will feature 16 musicians from the Post-Classical Ensemble and 13 dancers, all of which are members of Oller's Passatges Dansa of Barcelona and Peridance Ensemble of New York City. Ramón Oller will dance the role of the Corregidor.
The American stage premiere of "Corregidor," as well as the world premiere of the Oller's choreography, will occur the week before (Saturday, April 17, 2010) with Maestro Gil-Ordóñez, the Orchestra of St. Luke's, Ramón Oller, and the 13 dancers at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
The other works in the Falla and Flamenco program on April 23 include "Fantasia Baetica" for solo piano, and "Nights in the Gardens of Spain" for piano and orchestra, both featuring the Spanish pianist Pedro Carboné.