Paco Pena, Three Stages, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York
Beginning their current tour in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Paco Peña and his sextet will bring the true spirit of flamenco to audiences all over the world. As guitarist, composer, dramatist and mentor, Peña's imagination, dedication and skill constantly renew this archetypal Spanish art form. As the leader of an immensely talented ensemble-in dance, voice and music- he has assembled a Stellar lineup for his Folsom debut.
Readers of Guitar magazine judged Paco Peña "Best Flamenco Guitarist of the Year" for five consecutive years. Their program, entitled Flamenco Vivo, is a musical Journey that displays the highest level of modern flamenco, highlighting the rhythmic complexities of its latest variations of dance, song and guitar. Flamenco Vivo also looks back to the most primitive and pure forms of this captivating art and pays respect to the legacy this tradition has left us.
Paco Peña: Flamenco Vivo performs in Three Stages on Monday, February 25, 2013, 7:00 pm. Tickets are $25-$39; Premium tickets are available for $49. Students with ID's are $12. They may be purchased online at www.threestages.net or from the Three Stages Ticket Office at 916-608-6888 from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. Three Stages is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, CA, facing East Bidwell Street.
Born in the Andalucian city of Cordoba, Peña began learning guitar from his brother at the age of six and made his first professional appearance at the age of 12. In the late 1960's he left Spain for London, where his recitals of flamenco music captured the public imagination.
Venues for his solo performances have included the intimate Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, the monumental Royal Albert Hall in London, New York's Carnegie Hall and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. He has shared the stage with fellow-guitarists, singers and instrumental groups, bridging diverse musical genres, including classical, jazz, blues, country and Latin American.