Past Event: Sharon Isbin, guitar and Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano

Sharon Isbin, guitar and Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano
Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 – 8:00 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center
300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Guitarist Sharon Isbin,’78,  has been hailed as the “Monet of the classical guitar…a master colorist” (Atlanta Journal Constitution) .  2013 Richard Tucker Award winner Isabel Leonard is that rare mezzo-soprano who “sings with beguiling tenderness in moments of composure, but whose voice throbs with penetrating intensity” (New York Times). Their Kimmel Center debut collaboration is a match made en cielo as these two dynamic American performers present a program from Spain’s musical pantheon: works for guitar and voice by Lorca, de Falla, Rodrigo, Albéniz, Granados and Tárrega.

Lorca: Canciónes españolas antiguas (Trans.)
Tárrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Albéniz: Asturias (Arr.)
Rodrigo: Aranjuez ma pensée
Lorca: La Tarara (Arr.)
Montsalvatge: Cinco canciónes negras [Sel.] (Arr.)
Granados: Spanish Dance No. 5
de Falla: Siete canciónes populares españolas (Arr.)

This performance features a free pre-concert lecture at 6:45pm with Christine Anderson.

Sharon Isbin received a B.A. cum laude from Yale College and a Master of Music from the Yale School of Music.  She is a 2001 Grammy Award winner and is the founder of the guitar department at Juilliard.

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Use the Promo Code “Yale Deal” to see this concert for only $18.

If you would like to meet Ms. Isbin, contact Mark Curchack at