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 […]
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 […]
91.9 Classical KC recently broadcast a wonderful variety of Ensemble Ibérica performances, curated by Beau Bledsoe.
Ensemble Ibérica is the Kansas City-based, globe trotting group of musicians under the direction of Beau Bledsoe. Beau has curated a selection of some of his favorite live performances from the group’s diverse concerts. We’ll hear classical and folkloric music from Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Argentina, Mexico, Bolivia and other musically rich places. Read More/Listen
World Cafe – NPR A Latin Grammy-winning mariachi vocalist teaming up with a country and western band? It sounds wild, right? But as Mireya Ramos and the Poor Choices prove in today’s mini-concert, the two genres share a lot in style, culture and sound. Read More/Listen
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 […]
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 […]
10/26/2022 Read more… By Michelle Bacon
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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