October 11, 2014 – 7:00 pm
MUSIC WITH A SPANISH FLAIR – Pianist, Lynne Mackey
Combining technical virtuosity with a wide range of color and nuance, pianist Lynne Mackey’s performance promises an exciting concert experience.
“Music with a Spanish Flair” features works of diverse composers from Europe and the Americas who were inspired by the allure and spirit of Spain.
The music ranges from incidental ballet music of Ernesto Halfter to Isaac Albeniz’s musical portraits of Andalucia, Maurice Ravel’s characterization of the quirky jester in “Alborada del gracioso, Amy Rubin’s lament against injustice, “Cry of the Mothers”, and Alberto Ginastera’s barbaric and thrilling first Sonata.
Pianist Lynne Mackey combines masterful technique with extraordinary expressiveness, performing solo recitals, chamber music and concertos in the United States and Europe. She holds graduate degrees from The Juilliard School and the Eastman School of Music, and was most recently in Paris for 4 months this year as artist in residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts for study and performance. Highlights of her career include performances at Weill Recital Hall in New York City, the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada, and in Brazil, Spain, Morocco and the Netherlands. She has taught on the faculty of Eastern Mennonite University, the University of Mary Washington, the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and Bluefield College.