On 2 July, at 10:00 P.M., Cañizares will participate in the Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada, with a guitar duet concert.
Owing to the current circumstances, no audience will attend, but the concert will be broadcast online.
Next Sunday 31 May, at 11:00 a.m. (Spanish peninsular time) we shall have the chance of listening to “Concierto Al-Andalus”dedicated to Master Paco de Lucía. You will be able to follow this broadcast life from anywhere in the world, through the station’s website.
In this difficult situation around the world, Cañizares has written a message for all readers of NewsLetter. From today until the end of April 2020, we offer you the free download of his flamenco album “El Mito de la Caverna”.
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In 2020 we celebrate the Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan, and Cañizares is working full steam ahead in the Artistic Swimming Spanish National Team.
In 2020 he will travel to Japan three times: during the Olympic Games, for his tour, and for the presentation of the album Rodrigo por Cañizares. He shall also visit other countries in Asia and Latin America.
Concierto Al-Andalus, composed by Cañizares and dedicated to his friend and mentor Paco de Lucía, has come again to Pamplona with the Navarra Symphonic Orchestra conducted by master Josep Pons.
This concert presents many flamenco features, including flamenco hand-clapping.
Cañizares gave a solo concert in Gibraltar. The event was celebrated in The Convent Ballroom, a historical building built in the 16th century.
The concert was a great success. The repertoire was a wonderful mix of flamenco music by Cañizares and pieces of Spanish music arranged for guitar by Cañizares.
As a show of solidarity with those who suffered the consequences, the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by master Maestro Chichon offered an extraordinary concert and invited several first-rate artists to participate. They offered to play for free, as did master Chichon, in order to show their sympathy with the people from the Canaries.
Cañizares took part in this event, playing Rodrigo’s Fantasía para un Gentilhombre as a soloist.
Cañizares took part in the 10th edition of Festival de la Guitarra de Sevilla. He opened the festival with Concierto de Aranjuez alongside Orquesta OST directed by Master Manuel Alejandro González.
A few days before the concert he was invited to the program “La Tarde Aquí y Ahora” led by the popular presenter Juan y Medio, broadcast by Canal Sur TV.
This post features several links to News published about “Rodrigo por Cañizares”, Cañizares’s new album, dedicated to master Rodrigo, an album which includes an unpublished piece by the Rodrigo, who died 20 years ago this July. This new piece is “Preludio al Atardecer”, composed in 1926 and discovered by Javier Suárez Pajares in 2018.
In the 39th edition of the Cordoba Guitar Festival, Cañizares interpreted the Concierto de Aranjuez, the main work of Master Rodrigo, and his own Concierto Mediterráneo a la memoria de Joaquín Rodrigo. The concert took place in a magical setting: the Patio de los Naranjos, Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba, which was declared World Heritage Site 25 years ago.
You can watch the Free duet event, the music of which was arranged by Cañizares and played by himself accompanying the great opera singer Plácido Domingo; the choreography was arranged by Antonio Najarro, director of the National Spanish Ballet
The 39th Festival de la Guitarra de Córdoba, celebrated between 4 and 13 of July, paid homage to master Joaquín Rodrigo. This tribute took place on 6 July, the 20th anniversary of the master’s death. The participants in the concert were José María Gallardo del Rey, composer and classical guitarist, and Cañizares composer and flamenco guitarist, alongside the Cordoba Orchestra, conducted by master Carlos Dominguez-Nieto.
26 June 2019 was an important day for music history in Spain. That day, “Preludio al atardecer”, an unpublished work by Master Joaquín Rodrigo, was premiered in the auditorium of the National Library of Spain (Biblioteca Nacional de España).
Cañizares presents his new album, Rodrigo por Cañizares”, which is his 15th as a soloist, and the tenth in his series “por Cañizares”. This album includes an unpublished work by Master Rodrigo, “Preludio al atardecer”, which was found in the foundation of Victoria and Joaquín Rodrigo.
Montenegro is a warm and welcoming country. Cañizares has been invited to one of their guitar festivals in multiple occasions. Last May, Cañizares participated in the Montenegro Guitar Festival, in the city of Tivat. Alongside the guitarist Juan Carlos Gómez he played the concert “Solo dúo flamenco”.
Throughout the year, Alicante witnesses many guitar concerts and events. This Mediterranean city is doing outstanding work in disseminating guitar music.
Cañizares has taken part in several concerts and a guitar-focused documentary produced by Diputación de Alicante.
Concierto de Aranjuez in Taiwan, Cañizares has collaborated with the Taipei Symphonic Orchestra, conducted by Master Josep Pons. The concert took place in one of Taiwan’s largest concert halls. As the photograph shows, the National Music Theatre is a majestic building.
Cañizares attended the competition live for the first time. For him, it is important to listen to the acoustics of the sport hall, as music will sound very differently in the recording studio. This new experience will be of great help for the work that he is undertaking for the Spanish national team.
Last month, Cañizares has had the opportunity of playing the Concierto de Aranjuez by Master Rodrigo in several theatres worldwide.
The two photographs which open this new correspond to the concert that took place in Pistoia, Italy.
Cañizares interpreted the Concierto de Aranjuez in the Palau de la Música Catalana, only concert hall to have been declared World Heritage by UNESCO (4 December 1997).
Rodrigo composed El Concierto de Aranjuez in 1939, and premiered it in this very concert hall in the following year, when it was interpreted by guitarist Rigino Sainz de la Masa.
Last weekend, TVE’s La 2 broadcast Arantxa Aguirre’s ‘El Amor y la Muerte – Historia de Enrique Granados’, which had 310,000 viewers.
The movie will be available until 22 April in TVE’s ‘Imprescindibles de la TVE’
In Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Cañizares has collaborated with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, conducted by Master Karel Mark Chichon. Cañizares has performed as soloist guitar in Fantasía para un Gentilhombre by Master Rodrigo, which was also included in the programme of the concerts in Finland, a couple of weeks ago.
On Wednesday March 13th, Teatro Circo Price, in Madrid, was the epicentre of Spanish music, with the MIN Awards ceremony, which was attended by candidates, family and friends.
The Spanish National Team of Artistic Swimming (formerly known as synchronised swimming) has won 5 medals (1 gold, 3 silvers and 1 bronze) in the first World Series competition, which took place in Paris last weekend.
Cañizares’s latest álbum El Mito de la Caverna, has been made a NOMINATED to the Best Flamenco Album Award, Premios MIN 2019 (Premios de la Música Independiente).
The award ceremony will take place in Circo Price, Madrid on March 13th.
Recently, Cañizares played the Concierto de Aranjuez, by Rodrigo, in Lisbon, accompanied by the Gulbenkian Orchestra, conducted by Master Giancarlo Guerrero.
Master Guerrero has won numerous Grammies. Currently, he is conducting very prestigious orchestras worldwide.
Master Guerrero, as a master of percussion, and Cañizares, as a guitarist…
The album “Omega “, by Enrique Morente, released in 1996, is probably one of the most controversial and influential albums in the history of flamenco.
The documentary film ‘Omega’ premiered in 2016, presented the process that led to the release of the album, the problems that had to be overcome…
Cañizares Flamenco Quintet’s extensive tour of Japan, in 2018, has been included in a programme produced by La 2 (part of the Spanish Broadcast Corporation – TVE) in order to commemorate the anniversary of diplomatic relations between Spain and Japan.
Early in the morning, we went to Dresden’s theatre to attend the first rehearsal with the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra. In the photograph, you can admire the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), which is the symbol of Dresden.
The Teatro Manoel, where Cañizares interpreted Concierto de Aranjuez by Maestro Joaquín Rodrigo, is one of Europe’s oldest theatres. The theatre’s history is clearly reflected in the interior decor.
Cañizares will compose the music for the Spanish national artistic swimming team in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Cañizares will be in charge of composing the music for the Spanish national artistic swimming (synchronised swimming) team in the Tokio [...]
Last Saturday, Cañizares attended a premiere by the Spanish National Ballet, to commemorate the company’s 40th anniversary, and Antonio Najarro’s, the company’s director, final production. As always, it was a spectacular concert.
Cañizares and Vicente Carrillo, luthier of 'Cañizares Model' guitars, donated a guitar to the Music Museum of Barcelona. The guitar [...]
Last weekend, we had the opportunity to witness the world premiere of ‘Concierto Mediterráneo’ to the memory of Joaquín Rodrigo, in L’Auditori (Barcelona). The work was written by Cañizares, on commission of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya.
Concierto Mediterráneo to the memory of Joaquín Rodrigo written by Cañizares on commission by the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra will be premiered this Friday [...]
The concert in the Paris Philharmonie followed the two concerts in Lille, a city in northern France, near the Belgian frontier.
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The Japanese version of Cañizares’s latest album ‘El Mito de la Caverna’ released in Japan on 11 April
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Cañizares made his first visit to KL, capital of Malaysia, to interpret the Concert of Aranjuez with the Philarmonic Orchestra [...]
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