FIRST FRIDAY Music Series @ Galeria West with PEDRO CORTES & DAVID CASTELLANO
Since the inaugural concert in the summer of 2009 hundreds of music lovers have enjoyed the new FIRST FRIDAY Music Series, presented by TEATRO Si at the intimate Galeria West Art Gallery in downtown Westfield, NJ. This once a month live concert event continues to bring to the area a unique opportunity to enjoy a diversity of music genres as performed by a select series of renowned artists.
The FIRST FRIDAY events continue on Friday, May 7, 2010 at 7pm with a passionate evening of Flamenco music from Spain with acclaimed Spanish guitarists and singers Pedro Cortes and David Castellano.
Pedro Cortes comes from a family of Spanish Gypsy guitarists and began his studies with his father and esteemed Flamenco guitarist Sabicas. Having toured professionally since the age of 17, Pedro has gained international recognition as a soloist and composer. He has toured with Jose Greco and Maria Benitez, and has performed with such artists as Farrucita, La Tati, Merche Esmeralda, Manolete and the late Lola Flores. He has been a guest artist with the St. Louis Opera and the New York Grand Opera, and has been commissioned by and performed as musical director with the Guthrie Theater in the Garcia Lorcas BODAS DE SANGRE. Mr. Cortes is artistic director of his own Flamenco Fusion group, Amanecer Flamenco De Hoy. As a third generation Flamenco guitarist he uses the experience passed down to him by his family to maintain the purity of Flamenco while creating new horizons.
David Castellano, a self-taught singer, pianist and guitarist has experienced over a decade as a professional musician, recording and performing world-wide. His inner drive for musical perfectionism has sparked the interest of many dance companies and musical artists such as Flamenco diva, Pilar Rioja and European pop fusion group, Alabina
We hope you will join us often during the year to celebrate the arts in a unique setting. We recommend that you consider enjoying a fine meal before or after the concert at one of the fine eateries in quaint downtown Westfield and the surrounding area. Most are located within a short walk from the gallery. Proceeds from each event benefit theatrical programming efforts at TEATRO Si, a 501(c)3 New Jersey non-profit corporation.
111 Quimby Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
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