Monday, September 27, 2010

Two Nights In Spain

  “A Poet’s Life:  Lorca in Words and Music”
 Friday, October 15th, 8:30 PM 
 “Romantic Spain: Albeniz, Falla, Granados”
Saturday, October 16th, 8:30PM
Linda Papatopoli, Pianist and  Director
With  singers Glenda Landavazo & Gary Tucker, clarinetist Liz Leehey, guitarist Roberto Rios, flamenco artists Eva Lorca & Yvonne Lalyre, dramatists Jean Sheikh, Donal O’Sullivan, Zheizzy Gonzalez and Carlos Duque. Lecture presentation by Margarita Campos, Barcelona University.

The Blacksmith House, 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge
$15 per night, $25 for two nights; Students $10 and $20.
Contact # 617-666-7973

Monday, September 20, 2010

Evening of Music : August Ramos in concert

Presenting August Ramos in concert : Evening of Music at Brookline High School's "Black Box" performance room (115 Greenough St• Brookline MA • 02445)
August Ramos will perform solo repertoire for Double Bass with piano accompaniment (Sarah Wheeler) at 7:30 PM next Friday, September 24. 
August's program will be as follows:

Concerto for Double Bass No.2 by Karl Ditters van Dittersdorf, mvts. l & ll
Concerto for Double Bass by Antonio Capuzzi, mvts. l & ll
"Chanson Triste" by Serge Koussevitzky
"Romanza" from "Lt. Kije Suite" by Prokofiev

The event will be free. 
Plenty of on-street parking available 

Presenting Buika....

From Spain
Saturday, October 23, 8pm I $37, $32, $30
Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston
FOR TICKETS & INFORMATION: WORLD MUSIC/CRASHarts (617) 876-4275 / Buy online:

“Extraordinary . . . a great artist.”—Miami Herald

Hailed as the "Flamenco Queen," Concha Buika is the daughter of political refugees from the African nation of Equatorial Guinea and grew up in a Gypsy neighborhood on the Spanish island of Mallorca. Often compared to a young Nina Simone, Buika completely surrenders herself to her art, plunging deep into her emotions and emerging with a sonorous, rasping voice that reveals her inner anguish. The New York Times calls her unique blend of flamenco, jazz, soul and blues "luminous . . . magnificent . . . superb!”

Description: NEFA_K_CMYKFunded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies. 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Flamenco Al Andaluz

A performance of flamenco and Middle-Eastern dancers and live musicians in recognition of 800 years of shared cultures and collaboration among distinct peoples.

Featuring Ramon de los Reyes Spanish Dance Theatre with special guest artists directly from Madrid:

Clara Ramona, Isaac de los Reyes and Nino de los Reyes

and live Middle Eastern musicians and singers.

Kresge Auditorium
48 Mass Ave, Cambridge MA 02139
(Kendall Square T station Red Line-Route 1 Harvard-Dudley bus line.

General Public: $35.
Students $20. (with valid ID)
MIT Community $12. (with valid ID)
Seating will be General Seating-no reserved seating.

For information contact (617) 265-5324 or email

For tickets got to or on sale at the door from 2PM on the day of the performance.

Arts In Education week September 12-18, 2010

Arts Education Advocacy
U.S. House Designates Sept 12-18 "Arts in Education Week"
In July, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution designating the second week of September as "Arts in Education Week." Authored and introduced by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), this resolution is the first congressional expression of support celebrating all the disciplines comprising arts education. Read more about the resolution.

What a great opportunity to inform our elected officials about how the arts are making a difference in young people's lives in Massachusetts schools and communities.

Have a great arts education story to tell? Check back here in mid-September for instructions on how to share those stories with the officials who shape education policy in our state.