The 2016 Flamenco Festival will take place throughout New York City from March 2–19. The festival presents Spain’s most talented singers, dancers, and musicians together with cultural activities and educational programs at venues city-wide.
The performances include guitar maestro Vicente Amigo at Carnegie Hall on Friday, March 4 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage.
Granada-born conductor Pablo Heras-Casado will lead Orchestra of St. Luke’s in “Colors of Spain” featuring singer Marina Heredia and pianist Javier Perianes at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, March 10 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage.
The following week on Friday, March 18 at 8:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall, Sevillian cantaora Rosario Guerrero “La Tremendita” and Iranian traditional vocalist Mohammad Motamedi team up to perform Qasida, a musical fusion of Spanish folk poetry and Persian high art, presented by Carnegie Hall as part of the Flamenco Festival.
Tickets, priced $35–$65, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.