Oct 2014

Ensemble Ibérica to perform at 2015 ArtsKC Awards Luncheon

Ensemble Iberica has been chosen as one of the featured performers for the 2015 ArtsKC Awards Luncheon, attended by over 600 of Kansas City’s business, civic, and art community leaders. The event honors area companies and individuals for their arts leadership, and is held at the Starlight Theater January 30, 2015. An artist reception for ArtsKC grant recipients Mark Southerland and Linda Lighton will precede the luncheon. Ensemble members Fedra Cooper Barrera, Beau Bledsoe, Jordan Shipley and Michael McClintock will perform a brief set of Portuguese fados and Mexican folkloric songs.

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Ensemble Ibérica volunteer outreach program

On October 8th, 2014, Norma Pacheco O'Neil (Educational Outreach Coordinator) and Beau Bledsoe (Artistic Director) presented a lecture/demonstration at Alta Vista High School in Kansas City's Westside community. The presentation was made possible by the voluntary efforts of Alta Vista music teacher, Luis Portillo and Ensemble Ibérica. The students were taught the history and performance practices of Spanish flamenco and how it relates to Latin American culture.

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