Sep 2014

"Musa" delivers a passionate night of latin song.

Operatic soprano Victoria Botero, Argentine tango singer Karim Memi, and Mexican vocalist Fedra Cooper Barrera performed to an exuberant sold out house on Monday, September 15th for "Musa: Women in Song". Held in the intimate upstairs space at Grünauer restaurant, Ensemble Ibérica's three "muses" performed selections ranging from the classical vocal works of Heitor Villa-Lobos to the Rancheras of José Alfredo Jiménez. Ensemble Ibérica's resident guitar trio Guitarras Ibéricas (Beau Bledsoe, Michael Mclintock and Jordan Shipley) accompanied the singers with Spanish guitar, Portuguese guitar, Cuban tres, Brazilian cavaquinho, Bolivian charango and acoustic bass creating unique arrangements made especially for this concert.

Ensemble Ibérica receives its first sponsorship

The local brewery KC Bier has agreed to be a sponsor of our 2015 Season. We first sampled their amazing product at the Austrian restaurant, Grünauer (owned by our vice president Nick Grünauer) and fell in love immediately. Both of our organizations are new to Kansas City so we thought it would be a good match. Luckily the staff at KC Bier agreed. "Prost!"