2023 Year-end Report

Photo: Dan White Ensemble Ibérica celebrates a decade of musical brilliance, expressing deep gratitude to supporters for your unwavering encouragement. In 2023, the ensemble achieved milestones including a sold-out Carnegie Hall debut, the appointment of Shelly Rodriguez as President, and Erin McGrane as Executive Director. We organized two concerts in Ireland and Turkey, which further […]

KC Studio – Taking the show on the road

When local musicians travel, they burnish KC’s reputation as a cultural hotbed Kansas City is a vibrant arts town but still seems to get the flyover treatment. That’s a shame, when our community of artists and musical heritage are some of the region’s greatest assets. In fact, for this heritage, Kansas City is the only […]

Dying Language Given Life: Ensemble Ibérica with Nani Noam Vazana

KC Studio – Libby Hanssen, September 23, 2023 Singers often perform in a language other than their mother tongue, but for versatile musician Noam “Nani” Vazana, she’s transforming her grandmother’s language—Ladino—by performing new and traditional songs in the dying language of the Sephardic Jews. Her Kansas City performance with Ensemble Ibérica was a joyous celebration of […]

Ensemble Iberica performs at Carnegie Hall

  The Concert was held in Weill Recital Hall at on Thursday May 25th, 2023 to a sold out audience.Ensemble Iberica presented this performance in collaboration with guitarist Nilko Andreas and his concert series “Amazonas.” The program included the monumental Villa-lobos Guitar Concerto (from Brazil), music from Turkey and Hungary, a premiere of a piece by Bolivian […]

Ensemble Iberica awarded artist residency at Casa Ocea in Mexico.

In preparation for our upcoming concerts on September 23rd and 24th, Ensemble Iberica and Latin Grammy-winning vocalist, violinist, and composer, Mireya Ramos have been awarded a five-day artistic residency at Casa Ocea (Chuburná Puerto, Mexico). This is a diverse group of artists from many different musical traditions each bringing their unique perspectives to the project. During this residency, the […]

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