Bring a rug and a picnic. Food, ice creams and drinks on sale. Open to all ages. Music from 6.15pm. Garden closes at 8.30pm.
All paying visitors should buy garden tickets IN ADVANCE via the Botanic Garden website, on sale from June 2022. Tickets may also be available on the gate, but this cannot be guaranteed. Friends of the Botanic Garden and CU students are admitted free. Retiring collection towards artists’ costs.
The course will introduce you to a wide variety of rhythms and melodies, looking at performance skills which are general to the music including rubato, approach to pulse, flamboyance and flair, as well as techniques specific to each instrument (strings, piano). Alongside the music we will be discussing the socio-political history of the music and its traditions, including the place of music in society, its relationships with successive waves of immigration to the continent and its current place in society.
We will cover pulse, rhythm, rubato, style, performance, combining ensemble and solo playing, specific rhythms including Joropo, Pasillo, pre-Piazzolla tango, Mambo, Son, Bolero and others, Spanish pronunciation for vocalists, specific techniques for strings and piano.