Jan 2015

Ensemble Ibérica showcase schedule at Folk Alliance International 2015

Join us for these special showcases featuring Ensemble Ibérica and Beau Bledsoe.
All of these are open to the public except the private showcases on Saturday night.

Money Wolf Music Stage, Old Benton's Steak House, Westin Hotel (Beau Bledsoe)
Wednesday, Feb 18th, 11:00pm

Official FAI Showcase, Pershing North, Westin Hotel (Ensemble Ibérica)
Thursday, Feb 19, 9:00pm

Acoustic Guitar Project, Art Gallery, Sheraton Hotel (Beau Bledsoe)
Friday, Feb 20, 6:00pm

Music Camp, Sheraton Hotel - Empire C room (Latin guitar techniques w/ Beau Bledsoe)
Saturday, Feb 21, 12:30pm

KC Tower Private Showcase, Room 774, Westin Hotel (Ensemble Ibérica)
Saturday, Feb 21, 1:00am

Murder Ballad Ballroom, Room 551, Westin Hotel (Ensemble Ibérica)
Saturday, Feb 21, 11:30pm

KC Tower Private Showcase, Room 774, Westin Hotel (Beau Bledsoe and Mark Southerland)
Saturday, Feb 21, 2:00am

Check out the KCUR segment about the 2015 Folk Alliance International Conference featuring E.I. artistic director, Beau Bledsoe.

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

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.

Read article here