Music by Bach, Machado, Takemitsu, Golijov, Vella and Piazzolla
Maltese-American Flutist Laura Falzon and Australian Guitarist Rupert Boyd perform a program of works for flute and guitar titled “Toward the Sea”. The program derives its title from one of the works in the program—Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu’s work for alto flute and guitar commissioned by Greenpeace for the “Save the Whales” campaign in 1981.
Takemitsu’s TOWARD THE SEA pays "homage to the sea”, whilst Osvaldo Golijov’s FISH TALE presents a sonic surrealistic tale of a fish’s journey in the ocean. Falzon & Boyd will also perform Véronique Vella’ s BIDLA (meaning ‘change’ in Maltese). Vella is a composer from Malta—an island that stands exactly in the middle of the Mediterranean sea which extends from the Atlantic Ocean on the west to Asia on the East and in turn separates Europe from Africa.
This program is in conjunction with the National Gallery of Art.
This event is part of the European Month of Culture (EUMC). Now in its fifth year, EUMC is a month-long festival of innovative and creative events for the American public highlighting the diverse cultures of all 28 European Union Member countries. Enjoy film, dance, music, theatre, exhibits, language classes, workshops and more in great venues throughout Washington DC. Most events are free! To see all EUMC events, click here.