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Evergreen Museum & Library Presents Flamenco in Concert

901 S. Bond St., Suite 540
Baltimore, Maryland 21231

March 24, 2010
Contact: Heather Egan Stalfort
410-516-0341, ext. 17
, or
Amy Lunday

Johns Hopkins University’s Evergreen Museum & Library concludes its 2009–2010 Music at Evergreen concert series at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, with the multidisciplinary ensemble SEGUE presenting Ritmo, Color y Pasión, an exhilarating celebration of the Spanish art of flamenco, in the intimate, one-of-a-kind setting of the museum’s Bakst Theatre.

A mezcla, or mix, of Spanish, Argentinean and Cuban-influenced music and dance, SEGUE’s soul-stirring Ritmo, Color y Pasión program showcases works by Joaquín Nin, Isaac Albéniz, Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Pardel, Pedro Laurenz, Enrique Delfino and others in four thematic collections: “Scenes from Catalonia,” “Seasons of Argentina,” “Nights at El Barrio,” and “Tango Nuovo.” The second half of the program explores a variety of flamenco dance forms, ranging from the traditional soleá and tientos to styles showing the New World influence of Cuban and Colombian rhythms, and everything in between.

The performance features the award-winning talents of SEGUE founder and violinist Sarah E Geller, flamenco dancer Eva Conti Alegria, guitarist/arranger Jared Newman, and guest pianist Kathleen Landis.

Presented in celebration of the 20 year anniversary of Evergreen Museum & Library’s opening to the public, this not-to-be-missed concert will be performed against the museum’s rarely-exhibited Seville Street Scene stage set, designed by the Russian artist Léon Baskt for the theatre he created at Evergreen in 1923 for Alice Warder Garrett, an aficionado of Spanish art, music and dance.

Following the performance, a tea reception will be held in the museum’s Far East Room, where audience members will have the opportunity to meet with the musicians.

Founded in 2005 by Sarah E Geller, the New-York based SEGUE premieres new works and mines hidden gems of mainstream composers and alternative genres, in addition to unlocking the music of the great masters. Their performances move beyond mere dictation of ideas to facilitate a sharing of nuances between performer and audience. The contrast between their hushed and gently poetic phrases and their dynamic intensity both calms and exhilarates the listener.

Tickets are $20 general public, $15 members and $10 students with valid ID, and include admission to the museum (open by guided tour only, offered on the day of the concert at noon, 1 and 2 p.m.) and the post-concert reception. Seating is extremely limited; advance tickets are available by going to http://www.missiontix.com, calling 410-516-0341 or visiting the Evergreen Museum Shop. Evergreen Museum & Library is located at 4545 N. Charles St. in Baltimore. Parking is free and ample. For museum information and directions, visit http:// museums.jhu.edu or call 410-516-0341.

The 2009–2010 Music at Evergreen concert series is made possible by the Evergreen House Foundation.


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