The Flamenco Festival Festival returns March 7 through March 17, 2019 to expose this World Heritage artistic expression with eight performances on the intimate stage of the eclectic downtown New York club Joe’s Pub.
Following a 2018 season that reached 45,000 spectators, the 2019 edition of Flamenco Festival USA further develops the Festival and its partners’ commitment to flamenco music’s many different expressions. The piano of Chano Domínguez, the guitars of Antonio Rey and Miguel Ángel Cortés, the flute of Sergio de Lope, and the voices of María Terremoto and Ismael Fernández showcase flamenco’s unique colors across the spectrum.
The Jerez-born cantaora María Terremoto is set to perform on March 9 at 9:30 p.m. and the Toledan cantaor Israel Fernández on March 7 and March 10 at 7:00 p.m. They are both excellent examples of traditional flamenco. Terremoto will present La Huella de mi Sentío accompanied by Nono Jero (guitar) and José “El Pechuguita” (voice). Fernández will present Universo Pastora accompanied by Keko Baldomero (guitar).
For his 9:30 p.m. March 8 show, co-produced by the Instituto Cervantes, Sergio de Lope, the winner of the 2017 International Competition of Cante de las Minas de la Unión, presents Ser de Luz, an exhibition of how dialogue with multiple genres of music can fill flamenco expression with nuance and light.
One of the greatest flamenco guitarists of his generation, Antonio Rey, will arrive to New York on March 9 at 9:30p.m. with his show Two Parts of Me, accompanied by the dancer and cantaora Mara Rey. On March 10 at 9:30 p.m., Diego Guerrero will celebrate his New York debut with selections from his first album Vengo Caminando, nominated “Best Flamenco Album” for the 2019 Grammy Awards.
In collaboration with the World Music Insitute, on March 7 at 7:00 p.m., Sevillian cantaor Ismael Fernández will premiere songs from his latest album, Trato. That same evening, at 9:30 p.m., guitar maestro Miguel Ángel Cortés will play his first New York headliner performance, Sonantas en tres Movimientos, alongside Dani Bonilla (chorus and percussion) and Lucía “La Piñona” Álvarez (dance).
On March 8 at 7:00 p.m., acclaimed musician and composer Chano Dominguez will present his integration of flamenco and piano jazz.
As in past years, Flamenco Festival is additionally complemented with activities in New York City outside of Joe’s Pub, including the free-to-attend exhibition Garabatos Flamencos by Ándrés Mérida (running March 5 to 18 at La Nacional); the presentation of the book Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco by K. Meira Goldberg at Martin Segal Theater at the CUNY Graduate Center on March 5; and Ballet Flamenco de Sara Baras at New York City Center on March 7 through 10. Concurrent with these New York events, Flamenco Festival will continue in Miami, Chicago, and Washington DC with additional performances.
For further information on Flamenco Festival, visit www.flamencofestival.org
For the complete Flamenco Festival at Joe’s Pub lineup, visit:publictheater.org/en/Programs–Events/Joes-Pub/Flamenco-Festival-NY-2019-at-Joes-Pub/