April 12, 2010

Evergreen Museum & Library presents flamenco in concert

Johns Hopkins’ 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, a celebration of the Spanish art of flamenco.

A mix of Spanish, Argentinean and Cuban-influenced music and dance, the 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”—and 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.

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 concert will be performed against the museum’s rarely exhibited Seville Street Scene stage set, designed by the Russian artist Léon Bakst for the theater he created at Evergreen in 1923 for Alice Warder Garrett, an aficionada 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, the New York–based Segue premiers new works and mines hidden gems of mainstream composers and alternative genres, in addition to presenting the music of the great masters.

Tickets are $20, $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 p.m. and 2 p.m.) and the post-concert reception. Seating is limited; advance tickets are available by going to www.missiontix.com, calling 410-516-0341 or visiting the Evergreen Museum Shop.

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