Summer Festival 2023: Kitty Bazalgette and Jaime Espinosa Pedrosa

Kitty Bazalgette (soprano) and Jaime Espinosa Pedrosa (piano) present a lunchtime of Spanish and Latin music, demonstrating the diverse and colourful lexicon that it has to offer.

After meeting in 2017 through a contemporary song project during their Erasmus studies in the Netherlands, Kitty Bazalgette and Jaime Espinosa have continued their musical collaboration in England, Spain and the Netherlands. Their interest in the vast and diverse song repertoire has led them to deeper explorations of the repertoire from their own countries, England and Spain respectively. In this concert, they will perform Spanish and Latin American song. Despite being standard repertoire in Latin America, and the basis of many popular contemporary styles, it is rarely heard in Europe. Spanish and Latin music is something that has inspired and continues to inspire Kitty and Jaime’s approach to classical music performance, taking advantage of its profound expression, the intimacy that it creates with the listener and the freedom that it demands. They would like to bring this unique and often overlooked repertoire to the audiences of Leeds, bringing with them a colourful and rhythmical afternoon of Spanish and Latin American hidden treasures.

  • Jayme Ovalle – Azulão
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos – Canções Típicas Brasileiras (nos 6 and 7)
  • Carlos Guastavino – Milonga de dos hermanos
  • Carlos Guastavino – Apegado de mi from ‘Canciones de Cuna’
  • Carlos Guastavino – La rosa y el sauce from ‘Canciones Argentinas’
  • Alberto Ginastera – Canción al árbol del olvido
  • Federico García Lorca – 2 songs from ‘Canciones Españolas Antiguas’
  • Carlos Guastavino – Anda Jaleo
  • Carlos Guastavino – Sevillanas
  • Xavier Montsalvatge – Canciones Negras
    – 4 Canción de cuna
  • Maria Grever – Cuando vuelva a tu lado
  • Maria Grever – Te quiero, dijiste
  • Fernando Obradors – Canciones clásicas españolas
    – 3 ¿Corazón porqué pasais…?
    – 6 Del cabello más sutil
    – 7 Chiquitita la novia

Please note that doors will open from 12.30pm. Book your ticket.

Find out more about Summer Festival 2023: Untold, Unheard and Hidden Stories.