Local presenter José Solano brings the José Antonio Rodriguez Trio to Newport.
Virtuoso flamenco guitarist José Antonio Rodríguez has had an illustrious and highly versatile career having performed with such superstars as Paco de Lucía, Manolo Sanlucar, Astor Piazzola, Julian Bream, Chick Corea, John Mclaughlin, as well as performing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Symphonic Orchestra of Seville. He is a master guitar professor as well as prolific composer.
This past November José Antonio toured Spain with the great Latin-Jazz fusion guitarist Al Di Meola, who introduced him as “the new Paco de Lucía.” He has performed from London to Paris to Russia, throughout most of Europe, and Latin America.
José Antonio has won many prestigious awards for his recordings and concerts. He was featured in Carlos Saura's films Flamenco, Iberia, and in Saura's latest film The Seventh Day. He has also collaborated with renowned musicians of various genres, ranging from Turkish musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek to Joan Báez, and Jennifer López.
José Antonio is a highly-gifted composer. Among his musical compositions are the critically acclaimed ballet La Leyenda performed in Canada and Madrid; Alchemy, which premiered in the XII Bienal de Flamenco in 2002; and Tiempo, Amor y Muerte, choreographed by the renowned flamenco dancer Mario Maya.
The José Antonio Rodriguez Trio includes Patricio Cámara (percussion/vocal) and Paco Peña (bass guitar). They are touring the U.S., performing in New York and the West Coast: California, Washington, and Oregon. Long-time performing arts promoter José Solano brings them to the Oregon Coast.
The Trio will perform in the intimate Studio Theater of the Newport Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 27th, 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
General admission tickets are $25 and $22 for Seniors/Students w/ID. Seating is limited, so early reservation is advised.
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