57. Anna Tonna, mezzo-soprano; Adam Kent, piano

May 20 & 21, 2023 @ 7pm | Alicia de Larrocha at 100

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Joe Patrych, artistic director

Institut Ramon Llull


Anna Tonna, mezzo-soprano
Adam Kent, piano

May 20 & 21, 2023 @ 7pm

Live at Klavierhaus
790 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

Livestream: Day 1 Day 2


Day 1

Padre Antoni Soler (1729-1783)
Sonata in D Minor, R. 15
Sonata in D Major, R. 84

Ernesto Halffter (1905-1989)
Danza de la pastora

Frank Marshall* (1883-1959)
from Suite Catalonia

Alicia de Larrocha (1923-2009)
from Pecados de Juventud

Carlos Surinach (1915-1997)
Suite from The Acrobats of God**
-Antique Dance
-Spanish Galop

~ Intermission ~

Lleonard Balada (b. 1933)
Preludis obstinants**

Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
from Iberia, Book I
-El Puerto

Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
Suite from El amor brujo***
-Danza del terror
-Danza ritual del fuego

Adam Kent, piano

* Teacher of Alicia de Larrocha
** Dedicated to Alicia de Larrocha
*** Arranged by Alicia de Larrocha


Day 2

Mateo Albéniz (1755?-1831)
Sonata in D Major

Xavier Montsalvatge (1912-2002)

Joaquin Nin-Culmell (1908-2004)
from Tonadas, Vols. II and IV
22. Canción de trilla
21. Seguidilla murciana*
41. El cant dels ocells
24. Muineira

Joan Torra** (1921-1982)
A la meva estimada Alicia

Frederic Mompou (1893-1987)
Música callada, Vol. IV*
22. Molto lento e tranquilo
23. Calme, avec clarté

Canço i dansa No. 1
Canço i dansa No. 6
Canço i dansa No. 14*

Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
from Goyescas
-Quejas, ó La maja y el ruiseñor
-Los requiebros
~ Intermission ~

Frederic Mompou
from El combat del Somni
-Jo et pressentia com la mar

Alicia de Larrocha (1923-2009)
from Pecados de juventud
-Triste, muy tristemente

Xavier Montsalvatge
Canciones Negras
-Cuba dentro de un piano
-Punto de habanera
-Canción para dormir a un negrito
-Canto negro

Anna Tonna, mezzo-soprano
Adam Kent, piano

Panel Discussion
Artists, Candice Agree, and Joseph Patrych

* Dedicated to Alicia de Larrocha
** Husband of Alicia de Larrocha


Pianist Adam Kent has performed in recital, as soloist with orchestra, and in chamber music on four continents. Long noted for his expertise in the music of Spain and Latin-American, Dr. Kent received Spain's Orden al Mérito Civil in 2011. His numerous Spanish-themed projects have won the support of the Spanish Ministry for Education and Culture, Institut Ramon Llull, The Foundation for Iberian Music at the CUNY Graduate Center, the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at NYU, and the Spanish Consulate in New York. He has recorded the complete piano works of Ernesto Halffter for Bridge Records and the chamber music of Joaquin Turina, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Oscar Lorenzo Fernândez with the Damocles Trio for Claves. His recently released recording of Tania León's complete piano works on Albany Records was praised in The New York Times, which reported "The pianist Adam Kent has the measure of León’s sound throughout...he brings a virtuoso’s zest to the dance rhythms and bluesy clusters...Throughout, Kent pays as much attention to León’s formal invention as to the way she reworks her diverse inspirations." 


Mezzo soprano Anna Tonna has been described as a “mezzo heroine who knows how to sing Rossini” by the Rossini Gesellschaft, and as “showing off her warm, secure mezzo-soprano to maximum advantage” by New York Magazine. She has appeared with the Casals Festival and Festival Iberoamerican de las Artes in Puerto Rico; El Festival de Segovia, Fundación Juan March, Auditorio Nacional de España in Spain; Teatro Grattacielo, Joy in Singing, Música de Cámara of NY, Hispanic Society in New York City. Of note among the countless recitals are appearances at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the St. Anton Palace in Valletta (Malta), The Palacio Nacional de Ájuda in Lisbon, Teatro 1793 at Villa Adlrovandi Mazzacorati in Bologna, and the ElbPhilharmonie in Hamburg. Her commercial recordings include “The songs of Julio Gómez” (Verso), “España alla Rossini” (iTinerant Records) and “The Unknown Pauline Viardot” (Cezanne Productions) and most recently "1915:  A Trip to Granada" with pianist Mac McClure (Klassic Cat Label).


Candice Agree’s voice is a familiar one to New York-area classical music radio listeners, most notably via WNCN, WQXR, WNYC, and Sirius/XM. Now on Chicago’s airwaves, Candice hosts WFMT’s weekday Late Afternoon Music and is host/producer of the early music program Baroque & Before. Throughout the summer, it is Candice’s voice that welcomes visitors to Chicago’s Grant Park Music Festival and concerts produced by Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Candice also announces for CBS News; her voice is heard on Sunday Morning, Evening News, and Weekend News, among other programs. Her many credits include writing, producing, and voicing programs for Classical Grammy Awards, Music of the Baroque, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Apollo’s Fire, Austrian Tourist Board, the Tourist Office of Spain, and the tourist boards of the Spanish regions of Andalucía and the Kingdom of Navarre. Candice has been interviewed on cultural and musical topics on RNE, Cadena Ser, Catalunya Radio, COPE Cantabria, Canal Sur, and RAC1. The Spanish Hour, Candice’s weekly program of classical music from Spain and the Spanish-speaking world, has been heard nationally and internationally since 2010.