Rendez-vous, France- Espagne! / 19/04/2018

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Vocalist & a string guitarist

French and Spanish culture came to the U.S. For Highly multicultural, Houston was the ideal place to host such an event.

Vocalist Anne-Lise Polchlopek and 10-string guitarist Pierre Laniau performed pieces of classical and contemporary music.

The exhibition of paintings by Agnès Bourely, a French painter based in Houston, provided a unique setting. From a gymnopaedie to a sung waltz, from a traditional Spanish song to contemporary film music, through the emblematic figures of Erik Satie and Manuel de Falla, the journey wove close links between the repertoires, from end- of-19th century avant-garde to today, stimulating reflection about the interconnection of scholarly musical writing and popular tradition.