Jul 2014

A beautiful evening for Casa de Fado @ Prairie Logic

On July 23rd, 5:30pm, Ensemble Ibérica presented Casa de Fado at Prairie Logic, a public art installation by Janet Zweig and el dorado, located on the green roof atop the six-story parking garage north of Cosentino’s Downtown Market just south of 12th St. between Main and Walnut. It was completed in the fall of 2012, and is a full-scale rail boxcar in a field of prairie grass, designed to be activated by live performance. Beautiful weather and beautiful Kansas Citians made the evening very special. Featured vocalists included Fedra Cooper Barrera, Bruno Bessa, Nihan Yesil and Havilah Bruders. Cinder Block Brewery was also there serving their amazing beer.

Video from "Fado, the Soul of Portugal" at JCCC

Nicolas Segura produced this interview and video piece about our debut concert, Fado, the Soul of Portugal. It features interviews with our artistic director, Beau Bledsoe and our guest fado singer from Lisbon, Rodrigo Costa Félix as well as the fado masterclass and concert. The video was produced at the request of the Perfoming Art Series at Johnson County Community College.

A sold out house for our debut concert

Ensemble Ibérica's premier concert, Fado, the Soul of Portugal sold out a day in advance to a very appreciative audience at the the 420 seat Polsky Theatre. Our partnership with the Performing Arts Series of Johnson County Community College was an absolutely top notch experience for us and we look forward to many more fruitful collaborations with them in the future.


Ensemble Iberica brings fado to the flatlands - KCStar

Guitarist Beau Bledsoe’s group will perform a traditional Portuguese music of longing, nostalgia and loneliness, July 12 at the Polsky Theatre at Johnson County Community College.

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Beau Bledsoe featured in KC Metropolis

Ensemble Ibérica artistic director Beau Bledsoe is featured in the KC Metropolis series, Movers, Shakers, Stalwarts written by Kristin Shafel Omiccioli.