Arnaz & Craddock

A specialist in music from 16th century Spain, Ana Isabel Azara, soprano, is a native of Huesca (Aragon), Spain, and graduated with honors from the Conservatorio Superior de Musica del Lieceo in Barcelona.  She has appeared as a soloist throughout Europe, performing the works of Bach, Vivaldi, and Pergolesi. 

American guitarist Michael Craddock studied classical guitar with Thomas Johnson at the University of North Texas, where he was the first guitarist from to complete the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree.  He has studied the lute and related historical plucked instruments at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland, where he now resides.  Craddock has performed throughout the United States and Europe with numerous respected ensembles, such as the Beatus Ille Ensemble in Switzerland and the Kammerchor Walther von der Vogelweide in Austria. 

"...a rare delight."  
Ė The Rosette, Guitar Society of Las Vegas 

Hispanic Heritage Series

Michael Craddock, Vihuela and Ana Azara, Soprano

Thursday, March 1, 2001, 8:00 p.m., 
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet

The mystery and beauty of the vihuela (a forerunner of the guitar) along with the transparent beauty of soprano Ana Isabel Azara capture the romantic and exotic essence of Renaissance and Baroque Spain -- a magical encounter.

See also the program details

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Early Conversations Lecture - Bella Artes: A Walking Tour of Spanish Pictures at the MFA

Dr. James Clifton, 7:00 p.m.
The Museum of Fine Arts

Tour Spanish works of the Renaissance and Baroque eras from the museumís permanent collection in a private walking tour by the Museumís curator of Renaissance and Baroque art.
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