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Wonderful concert including Spanish Christmas Carols
Image: Alfred Dehodencq, A Gypsy Dance in the Gardens of the Alcázar, in front of Charles V Pavilion, 1851.
Musical evocations of Spain have influenced Western music for over 200 years, finding new modes of expression.
This concert celebrates the dynamic and varied art that has arisen from Spain's unique contribution to musical exoticism a musical genre in which the rhythms, melodies, or instrumentation are designed to evoke the atmosphere of far-off lands or ancient times.
The concert is at The Parkville campus at the grand 340-seat Melba Hall, the scene of many memorable recitals and performances. The hall is named after the legendary opera singer Dame Nellie Melba who achieved worldwide fame. Those interested in her history can also visit her Healesville home Coombe Cottage as a separate event.
Interior Melba Hall - Photo Univerisity of Melbourne
This concert is part of the symposium Spain and Musical Exoticism, which held at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music on Friday afternoon (30 November) and all day Saturday, Nov 1. Both events are free.
Advanced bookings for events are strongly recommended. You can book for the concert on Eventbrite.