Ensemble Ibérica featured in KC Star year end review

From the KC Star article by Patrick Neas,
"2014 was a championship year in the arts, classical mus
ic"
12/27/2014

First, a big welcome to Ensemble Iberica. The group, founded by guitarist Beau Bledsoe and devoted to early music from the Iberian peninsula, gave its first performance in July. At the time, I described Bledsoe as Kansas City’s Jordi Savall, and that’s no exaggeration. Like Savall, Bledsoe is a master musician who has a knack for creative programming and collaborating with the most interesting people.

The group’s inaugural concert was an auspicious beginning. The program of fado at the Carlsen Center’s Polsky Theater was one of the first times the Portuguese soul music was performed in the Kansas City area. Subsequent concerts have been just as intriguing, like the recent program of Kilmore carols, Irish Christmas music by way of Spain. Ensemble Iberica is a most welcome addition to Kansas City’s music scene.

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