Concert program for the third concert in the De Luxe Artists Series. The Spanish singer and dancer Argentinita, also known as Encarnación López Júlvez, performed selections from operas by Granados and De Falla. Accompanying La Argentinita was Pilar Lopez, Jose Greco, Manolo Vargas and guitarist Carlos Montoya and pianist Ines Gomez Carillo.
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ELLISON-WHITE BUREAU Presents ARGENTINITA PILAR LOPEZ JOSE GRECO MANOLO VARGAS CARLOS MONTOYA, Guitarist INES GOMEZ CARILLO, Pianist Third Number—De Luxe Artists Series PORTLAND PUBLIC AUDITORIUM Monday, January 24, 1944, 8:30 P. M. PROGRAM I. 1. FROM THE OPERA, "GOYESCAS" Granados a) Los Embozados ARGENTINITA, PILAR LOPEZ, JOSE GRECO, MANOLO VARGAS Two duchesses meet two "majos"—their lovers. b) Fandango ARGENTINITA Dance of the 18th Century. 2. DANCE FROM THE OPERA "LA VIDA BREVE De Folia PILAR LOPEZ and JOSE GRECO 3. ZORONGO GITANO Garcia Lorca ARGENTINITA, JOSE GRECO, MANOLO VARGAS The "Zorongo" is a gypsy dance popular during the 18th Century. Garcia Lorca created one of his most beautiful compositions based upon one of these old melodies from Andalusia. The poet composed it for Argentinita. 4. FARRUCA (Flamenco Dance Popular PILAR LOPEZ—CARLOS MONTOYA, Guitarist 5. TWO POPULAR SPANISH DANCES ARGENTINITA a) Dance from Mallorca Albeniz Based on typical steps of the Mallorcan "Bolero" and "EI Copeo." b) Aires de Castilla Gombao Song and Fandango. (Old authentic costumes from Mallorca and Salamanca.) 6. JOTA Granados ARGENTINITA, PILAR LOPEZ, JOSE GRECO, MANOLO VARGAS a) Jota Aragonesa: Pilar Lopez, Manolo Vargas b) Jota Valenciana: Argentinita, Jose Greco The two jotas most popular in Spain are danced—the Aragon and the Valencian. The two styles of this lively national dance are contrasted in the finale. 7. GUITAR SOLO—FLAMENCO MELODIES CARLOS MONTOYA 8. EL PUERTO Albeniz PILAR LOPEZ, JOSE GRECO, MANOLO VARGAS El Puerto is a little town in the Andalusian Province, full of sunshine and gaiety. Two street vendors court a young girl, whose coquetting teases them into fighting over her— whereupon she departs, laughing, half-promising to return. Two-Minute Pause (Program continued) Coming... RUDOLF SERKIN Monday, January 31, 8:30 P. M. DOROTHY MAYNOR Saturday, February 5, 8:30 P. M. PROGRAM (Continued) 9. SCENES FROM OLD MADRID Chueca and Breton Seguidillas ARGENTINITA Los Balquilleros (The cookie vendors) JOSE GRECO and MANOLO VARGAS La Aguadora (The water seller) PILAR LOPEZ Mazurca ARGENTINITA La Bronca (The quarrel) Two girl vendors of water and liquors quarrel because one attempts to sell her water and liquor at the stand where the other girl has always sold hers. The sweethearts of both girls listen to the discussion and then endeavor to patch the quarrel between the two girls and all four go off to a party. ARGENTINITA, PILAR LOPEZ, JOSE GRECO, MANOLO VARGAS Intermission II. 10. TWO SOUTH AMERICAN DANCES a) Venezuela: JOROPO Popular PILAR LOPEZ and MANOLO VARGAS b) Cuba: HABANERA Ravel ARGENTINITA An evocation of the Spanish Colonial period. 11. MILLER'S DANCE—from "THE THREE-CORNERED HAT DeFalla JOSE GRECO 12. AMOR GITANO—Dance No. 11 Granados PILAR LOPEZ and MANOLO VARGAS 13. ZAMBRILLA GITANA—Cubita and Cadiz (Comic Tango Popular ARGENTINITA—CARLOS MONTOYA, Guitarist Cubita and Cadiz is the story of a little Negro boy from Cuba who visits Cadiz and shows the Andalusians the way his own people dance. The Flamenco dancers teach him their way of dancing. Both find kinship in their native rhythms. (Words by Argentinita) 14. BOLERO Ravel ARGENTINITA, PILAR LOPEZ, JOSE GRECO, MANOLO VARGAS Two different schools of Spanish dancing are represented in this new choreographic arrangement of the popular work. In the first part the 18rh Century Andalusian school is used, which is similar to classic ballet. The second part is composed of the 19th Century Andalusian dances, using the steps and movements of the typical "Fandango" and "Soleares." The third part is a recapitulation in which the four dancers synthesize the earlier periods, showing the rich sources from which emerged the dance of 20th Century Spain. Choreography by Argentinita and Pilar Lopez. Costumes by Federico Rey. Costumes executed by Paquin of Paris; Amalia Fernandez, New York; Emilio Garcia, New-York; Katherine Kuhn, New York. All folk costumes are authentic. The dance numbers in which Argentinita appears are her own choreographic creations. The dance numbers in which Pilar Lopez appears are exclusively her own creations. Castanets played by Argentinita made by Guida Carreras. Steinway Piano, courtesy of Sherman, Clay & Company; Box Office, courtesy of The J. K. Gill Company. For numbers on this program, inquire at the Music Room, Central Library. Exclusive Management: Hurok Attractions, Inc., 711 Fifth Avenue, New York City. Booking Direction: National Concert and Artists Corporation. SHEET MUSIC For Students, Teachers and Artists VOICE, PIANO, CHORUS, CHOIR, BAND, ORCHESTRA Fill all your wants at Gill's Try Gill's First * COMPLETE MUSIC DEPARTMENT, THIRD FLOOR The J. EC. Gill Co. S. W. Fifth Avenue at Stark
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January 24, 1944