2024 Concert Series
Join us for an extraordinary musical journey with Ensemble Iberica’s 2024 Concert Series. Enjoy rousing Irish music, a spotlight concert featuring the sonorous cello, fiery flamenco dance, and three international destination concerts. This year’s lineup includes special performances showcasing South America and music of the US/Mexican border. Don’t miss our season of cultural celebration and global harmony.
Know Before You Go – What to expect at an Ensemble Iberica concert.
Tuesday, Feb 27th, 7- 9pm CST
Celtic Crossroads: A Musical Journey to Ireland, Spain and Beyond
Revel in our enchanting program of soul-stirring Irish melodies, Spanish rhythms, and Bulgarian dances featuring international fiddle favorite Coleen Dieker. Join us for this feast of musicality and harmony, featuring some of the most beloved tunes from around the world that will uplift your spirits.
Friday, March 29th, 7- 9pm CST
Experience the soulful resonance of the cello in a concert that traverses musical borders, effortlessly weaving together unforgettable melodies from classical masterpieces to contemporary compositions. Featuring international virtuoso cellist Mike Block (Silkroad Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma), and curated by Ensemble Iberica cellist Ezgi Karakus, this concert offers a captivating exploration of the cello’s versatility and cultural influence.
April 8th – 15
County Clare and Dublin, Ireland
Come with us on a musical adventure for the culturally curious as Ensemble Ibérica’s Artistic Director, Beau Bledsoe, along with the talented Erin McGrane and Jeff Freling of Victor & Penny, and Irish multi-instrumentalist Brendan McCreanor guide you on a once-in-a-lifetime tour of stunning Ireland. Experience vibrant Irish traditional music brought to life by locals in lively pubs where tunes are shared, improvised, and passed down through generations.
Wednesday, July 3rd, 7- 9pm CST
The fiery essence of Spain ignites with “La Fuente del Flamenco,” a concert that will transport you to the passionate heart of Andalucia. Our special guest flamenco dancer, Sachiko “La Chayí” will thrill us with the passionate rhythms and soulful dance of flamenco. This event promises to be a feast for the senses.
Saturday, Sept 14th, 7- 9pm CST
Don’t miss this unforgettable evening where two masters meet and make musical magic. Capturing the essence of Bolivian melody and heart-breaking story-telling, Gian-Carla Tisera’s soulful vocals will transport us to the heart of South America, while Colombian guitar virtuoso and vocalist, Nilko Andreas thrills and uplifts with his charm and mastery.
October 6th – 13th
Istanbul and Cappadocia, Türkiye
Join artistic director Beau Bledsoe and Turkish cellist Ezgi Karakus on a personal exploration of Türkiye’s rich cultural tapestry, including the jewel city, Istanbul, and the stunning countryside of Cappadocia. Experience intimate concerts in iconic locations, indulge in Turkish culinary delights, feel the warm welcome of genuine Turkish hospitality, and immerse yourself in the harmonious blend of music and history.
November 13th -21st
Cochabamba, Sucre, and La Paz, Bolivia
Come with us for a once-in-a-lifetime tour of Bolivia, where five extraordinary musical artists will take you on a captivating adventure of a country known for its stunning and diverse landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and a fascinating blend of indigenous and colonial influences.
Saturday, Dec 28th, 7:30- 9:30pm CST
The U.S. border with Mexico is a fault line where cultural and political forces clash and meld in a centuries-old embrace. Sin Fronteras is a monumental musical project exploring music from both sides of the 5,525-mile-long border. The project features Latin Grammy winners Mireya Ramos and Los Texmaniacs, alongside the country and western band Slim Hanson and the Poor Choices. Ramos’ riveting vocals, paired with the accordion-driven pulse of the Texamanics, then add the classic country sound of The Poor Choices, and you’ve found the soundtrack of those with one foot on either side of the border.