After a first edition that received an enthusiastic reception from the Bucharest public, the Flamenco Festival returns to the Capital under new auspices. The Embassy of Spain in Romania and the Cervantes Institute in Bucharest invite the public to the 2nd edition of the festival “Classical Flamenco and its New Genres”, – an event dedicated to the tradition and current developments of the art of flamenco – at several cultural locations in the Capital, February 4-March 8, 2011. The event will be hosted by ArCub – Cultural Projects Centre of the Bucharest City Hall, the Romanian Athenaeum, Radio Hall and “Elvira Popescu” film theatre.
This edition brings two tablaos
Festival artists also include three of the best current Spanish musicians – Guitarist Jose Maria Gallardo del Rey, pianist Rosa Torres Pardo and Ara Malikian (An Armenian-born naturalized Spaniard), with the last accompanied by Jose Luis Monton, a genius of the flamenco guitar. The festival’s programme also includes a series of fiction films and documentaries presenting the art of flamenco on the big screen.
Along with Cant de la Sibila of Mallorca and castellets catalane, flamenco was declared part of the Immaterial Heritage of Humanity.
l Tablao Flamenco
Tickets have been up for sale at the ArCuB Box Office since Jan. 26.
l Guitar Recital: New Spanish Music with Jose Maria Gallardo del Rey – guitar and Roberto Vozmediano – percussion;
Feb. 9, 19.00/Grand Hall of the Romanian Athenaeum (Str. Franklin no 1);
Tickets will be up for sale at the Athenaeum Box Office (tel. no 021 315 68 75) a week before the concert.
l Guitar Recital: Iberia, Jose Maria Gallardo del Rey – guitar
Feb. 10, 19.00/Radio Hall (Str. G-ral. Berthelot, 60-64)
Tickets will be up for sale at the Radiobroadcasting Corporation Box Office (tel. no 021-314.68.00) and through the Eventim chain.
l Spanish Suit – piano recital of Rosa Torres Pardo
Feb.16, 19.00/Grand hall of the Romanian Athenaeum.
l Violin Guitar Duo – flamenco fusion with Ara Malikian and Jose Luis Monton
Feb. 21 and 22, 19.00/Radio Hall (G-ral Berthelot 60-64)
l Asignatura Flamenca/Flamenco Course
l Pop-flamenco concert performed by the group Soniquete de Jerez
Feb. 26 and 17, 19.30/ArCuB Hall (Str. Batistei no 14).
l Flamenco en el cine/Flamenco in films. A series of fiction and documentary films on flamenco, “Elvira Popescu” Film Theatre, the French Institute (Bd. Dacia, 77)
March 4, 19.00 – La leyenda del tiempo (Isaki Lacuesta, 2006)
March 5, 18.00 – Los tarantos (Francisco Rovira Beleta, 1963)
March 5, 20.00 – Alma Gitana (Chuz Gutierrez, 1995)
March 6, 18.00 – El amor brujo (Francisco Rovira Beleta, 1967)
March 6, 20.00 – Camaron (Jaime Chavarri, 2005)
March 7, 18.00 – La leyenda del tiempo
March 7, 20.00 – Vida y color (Santiago Tabernero, 2005)
March 8, 18.00 – Alma Gitana
March 8, 20.00 – Camaron