All Spanish programs are Ms. Temo’s specialty (for Light Classics, Pops, and Children Concert Series), and make for a highly unique program, which feature her as flamenco/classical guitarist, and/or singer, and at times, conductor. Ms. Temo has appeared with the Baltimore Symphony (with whom she has appeared in more than 16 concerts for their Youth Series), and orchestras such as the Calgary, Edmonton, Florida, Alexandria, Hilton Head, Kennett, B-W, Annapolis Orchestra, and Ocean City Pops Symphonies.
* Works written for Marija Temo
Flamenco/Classical Guitar Highlights:
*Loris Chobanian’s “Concierto del Fuego” (Concerto of Fire), a flamenco & classical guitar concerto written for Marija Temo.
*Loris Chobanian’s “Tango Fantasy”, a 1 mov. work that combines the characteristic qualities of both the Argentinean Tango and the Flamenco Tango of Andalusia, written for Marija Temo.
Lecuona’s “Malaguena”- An arrangement by Temo for orchestra, flamenco guitar, voice, and dance as a 1 movement flamenco/classical guitar concerto, with an improvised slow singing section, and ends with a flamenco dance finale.
“Man of La Mancha”, Temo, featured flamenco guitarist and vocalist.
Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez”
“Her performing of “Concierto de Aranjuez by the blind composer Joaquin Rodigo showed her classical training by her strong authority and crisp playing”. -June 25, 2012, The Kennett Paper, Kennett Square, PA, Caryl Huffaker, Social Editor.
A. Vivaldi’s Guitar Concerto in D Major
Manuel de Falla’s “El Amor Brujo” contains 3 numbers for voice and orchestra. Ms. Temo has performed “El Amor Brujo” numerous times as a featured flamenco vocalist and former dancer with orchestras, and combined flamenco vocalist and guitarist with Dance Companies, such as the Peridance Contemporary Dance Co., and flamenco dancers.
de Falla’s “Canciones Populares”, which Temo performed and arranged certain movements for orchestra, flamenco guitar, and voice.
Flamenco/Classical Guitar, Vocalist, Dancer, and Conductor
“Multi -Talented Marija“, a 50 minute Spanish program Ms. Temo devised for a Children’s Series premiered for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, showcasing all her talents, including conducting, narrating, and elaborate audience participation.
Repertoire performed by M. Temo:
Percussionist and M. Temo demonstrate flamenco hand clap rhythms. Audience participates learning palmas (hand claps of flamenco rhythms) and jaleo (outbursts of Spanish words of encouragement).
1st mov. of J. Rodrigo’s guitar concerto, “Concierto de Aranjuez”
Flamenco Guitar Solo
Flamenco Vocalist to “Cancion del Fuego Fatuo“ from de Falla’s “El Amor Brujo”
Flamenco Guitar and Vocal solo
Demonstration of Palmas (flamenco hand clap rhythms) with Percussion followed by a flamenco hand clap lesson to the Audience
M. Temo conducts “The Ritual Fire Dance” from de Falla’s “El Amor Brujo”
Demonstration of Flamenco Dance with Percussion
Flamenco Dance solo to “Dance of the Miller’s Wife” from de Falla’s “Three Cornered Hat“
Lesson in Jaleo to Audience (outbursts of Spanish words of encouragement)
Marija Temo conducts “Fandango” from A. Vives’s ” Dona Francesquita“. (Audience shouts jaleo (outbursts of Spanish words of encouragement during piece on conductor’s (M. Temo’s) cue.
Contact Artist for other Spanish Repertoire performed by the Symphony in between Temo’s solos