Soprano Meets Contrabass
September 12, 2015
Philadelphia Art Alliance
Ana María Ruimonte, “The Spanish Mezzo&Soprano,” joins jazz bassist Alan Lewine to present eight centuries of music in a little over one hour. With a multinational, bilingual mix of ancient Sephardic and Spanish medieval and Baroque songs and opera, lieder, zarzuela, chachachá and boleros, Lewine’s originals and contemporary classical compositions, they mix her classical voice with his jazz sensibility and flamenco fire into everything they play. Over the last year they have appeared to great reviews in the US, throughout Spain, and in the Netherlands, Belgium and Israel with various percussionists from Spain, US, Ghana and Brazil as guest. Ana María has appeared on several CDs on Deutsche Grammophon and other labels, including her own Owlsong where a couple preview tracks by SMC appeared on the “Sampler” release last year. Their first CD as Soprano Meets Contrabass will be out soon.
Our special guest on percussion here: Shawn Hennessey.
“You’ve never heard anything like this before.”
“8 centuries of music in about an hour!”
$20 / 75 min