Professor Rivera Opens Up Celebration of Enrique Granados

March 24, 2017

On Monday, March 20, Associate Professor Susana Rivera opened up and set the stage for The Granados Project, a 150th Anniversary Celebration of the Life and Music of Enrique Granados (1867-1916). Dr. Rivera elucidated the most historical and cultural aspects of Spain during Enrique Granados lifetime before international concert pianist Douglas Riva took the stage. This five-day festival includes: a collaborative lecture between a Granados scholar-performer and a Spanish literature scholar; academic talks by two noted Granados scholar-performers; a lecture by the Granados scholar for the monthly musicology colloquium for the Department of Music; a collaborative lecture between the Granados scholar and a leading astrophysicist; and to conclude, a concert featuring Granados' long-lost masterpiece Canto de las estrellas (Song of the Stars) which features three choirs (UNM women's choir Las Cantantes; Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico; and the Choir from the Cathedral of St. John), the Cathedral assistant organist, and an internationally renowned performer.