Celia Fonta began her studies of Flamenco, Spanish Classical and Folkloric dance in Madrid at the world famous dance studio Amor de Dios. Ms. Fonta has been a guest artist and teacher in Flamenco workshops and concerts all over Florida and the United States. She is the Artistic Director of Siempre Flamenco, a not-for-profit company dedicated to promoting awareness of Flamenco music and dance and to preserve its art and traditions.
Adam del Monte began his guitar studies with his father at age eight, and continued studying Flamenco and classical guitar in Spain, Israel, and England. He lived and studied with the gypsies of Sacromonte in Granada, Spain, and later in Madrid. In 1997 he was awarded First Prize at the prestigious Stotsenberg International Classical Guitar Competition.
Flamenco Sephardit explores the connection between Ladino and Flamenco music. Presented in one of America's most beautiful synagogues, audiences will encounter these two cultures surrounded by eclectic Byzantine and Moorish architecture. Featuring a cast of international opera stars, guitarists, flamenco masters, and strings, Flamenco Sephardit promises audiences a deeply emotional and transcendent experience.
This event is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and with the support of the City of Miami Beach Department of Tourism and Cultural Development, Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Miami Beach Mayor and City Commissioners.
Natalie Lee is a Violin Fellow at the New World Symphony. Her performances and travels have brought her to over 25 countries. Previously, she was the concertmaster of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and has performed with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Lee holds degrees from Rice University and Northwestern University.
Sunday March 20, 2022, 7:00pm
1701 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Jose Moreno began his flamenco career during childhood, and had his debut at the famous Tablao Costa Vasca. He has performed in various companies around the world, and with distinguished artists such as Joaquin Ruiz, Jose Cortes "Pansequito", Jose Luis Rodriguez, Pedro Cortes, Jesus Montoya, and Edwin Aparicio, among others.
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Audrey Babcock is an award-winning mezzo-soprano who has gained notoriety for her commanding, powerful performances as Carmen and her dark, hypnotic portrayals of Maddalena in Rigoletto. Ms. Babcock has performed with such companies as New York City Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Opera Delaware, and Utah Festival Opera, among many others. www.audreybabcock.com
Paco Fonta is internationally recognized as a foremost flamenco guitarist, singer and composer. He has been praised as an accomplished singer of Cante Jondo, the most authentic, profound, and difficult of the Flamenco styles. Born in a small town in the Andalusia region of southern Spain, he began his professional career performing in tablaos and festivals. Mr. Fonta works with several Flamenco dance companies in the U.S. and abroad as musical director, and has recorded with many prominent artists including Gloria Estefan and David Bisbal.
Nelson Martinez is an acclaimed opera singer, who has sung at the Metropolitan Opera in New York alongside Placido Domingo and others. He has performed in some of the most prestigious opera houses in the world in countries such as Brazil, Greece, and Italy, among others.
Adam del Monte
Chava Appiah is a Cello Fellow at the New World Symphony. Her performance experience spans from Tokyo's Suntory Hall and Carnegie Hall, to more intimate settings. She has collaborated with notable artists such as Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax, among many others. Ms. Appiah studied at the New England Conservatory and at Oberlin College, earning degrees in both cello performance and neuroscience.
Flamenco Sephardit IX
Founder, Executive Director
Las Estreyas / Tanguillos
Scalerica de Oro
Adio Querida / Solea
Yo Me Namori d'un Aire
Bulerias por La Paz; Manuel Molina
Cuando El Rey Nimrod
Llantos de la Juderia; Adam del Monte
Como La Rosa / Taranto
Alegria; Yasmin Levy
Los Bilbilicos / Sevillanas
A La Una / Bulerias
Program March 20, 2022
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