FLAMENCO NIGHTS @ GALERIA WEST with PEDRO CORTES & FRIENDS in Concert
The passion of Spanish Flamenco music and dance comes to the stage at the wonderfully intimate Galeria West art & music gallery venue in quaint downtown Westfield, NJ. with acclaimed guitarist Pedro Cortes & a cast of flamenco artists in concert. This popular bi-monthly tablao flamenco concert event features a cast of accomplished guest flamenco artists as they celebrate this internationally popular music and dance genre from Spain. Pedro Cortes, comes from a family of Spanish Gypsy guitarists and began his studies with his father and the esteemed Flamenco guitarist Sabicas. Having toured professionally since the age of 17, he is gaining international recognition as a soloist and composer. He has premiered his work En la oscuridad de las minas at the Teatro Albeniz in Madrid, he had works premiered by the Carlota Santana Spanish Dance Company at the Joyce Theater in New York. He has two books on Flamenco, El Dron del Faraon and Cruzando el Charco, published by the American Institute of Guitar. Mr. Cortes, was commissioned by the Cohen Brothers to compose music for the film Paris Je T'Aime .He also wrote music for a childrens program on H B O called Fairy tale for Every Child. He has toured with Jose Greco and Maria Benitez, La Conja and has performed with such artists as Farrucita, La Tati, Merche Esmeralda, Manolete and the late Lola Flores. He has been 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 Garcia Lorcas BODAS DE SANGRE. Mr. Cortes is artistic director of his own Flamenco group, and also Musical Director of Palo Seco. Cortes is a third generation Flamenco guitarist and uses the experience passed down to him by his family to maintain the purity of Flamenco while creating new compositions. Pedro is joined on this special evening by accomplished Spanish flamenco dancer Almudena Serrano from Puerta Santa Maria in Spain; acclaimed dancer, actor and choreographer Jorge Navarro from Andalusia, Spain; and the talented dancer and percussionist Jose Moreno.
This evening of passionate flamenco puro reveals the pure emotional essence of this popular Iberian music and dance form. The musicians are joined on stage by the accomplished dancers and together they celebrate the expressive flamenco as it takes on a new character and exposes the audience to the warmth of the human spirit as expressed through music and dance by these talented artists. The body movements and the facial expressions join with the artistry of the musicians and singers to create a spectacle that is a treat for both the eye and the soul. Come experience an evening of Spanish gypsy culture with the cast of this captivating music and dance celebration! Get your tickets early! We recommend planning on enjoying a fine meal or dessert before or after the show at one of several fine restaurants in downtown Westfield, NJ. and the surrounding area. Event proceeds benefits programming efforts at TEATRO Si, a 501(c)3 not for profit organization.
Galeria West Art & Music Gallery (View)
111 Quimby Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
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|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|