The cariñosa is a Philippine dance of Spanish origin; though I have borrowed the name, my piece bears little resemblance to it, except for its harmonic basis and two occasions in which the traditional cariñosa tune is quoted. The music that surrounds these two quotations is inspired by various elements of indigenous Philippine music, though some of them may not be Filipino at all, if not entirely imagined.
Cariñosa was completed in New York City in the spring of 2015.
12 June 2015, Himawari-no Sato Concert Hall, Yokohama, Japan
Monique Lapins, violin; Dylan Lee, cello; Naoto Segawa, marimba