• Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014

    Flamenco Vocalist Estrella Morente Returns to Carnegie Hall on Saturday, March 8 at 7:30 PM

    Image by Bernardo Doral
    Program Information
    Saturday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

    José Carbonell “Montoyita”, Guitar
    José Carbonell Serrano “Monti”, Guitar
    Antonio Carbonell, Palmas and Chorus
    Enrique Morente Carbonell “Kiki”, Palmas and Chorus
    Angel Gabarre, Palmas and Chorus
    Pedro Gabarre “Popo”, Percussion

    Presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with Flamenco Festival, Inc.

    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
    Estrella Morente , the celebrated flamenco vocalist renowned for her powerful singing and rhythmic control, returns to Carnegie Hall on Saturday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m., bringing a modernized take on the rich and complex tradition of classic flamenco music to Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. This concert is presented in partnership with Flamenco Festival, Inc.

    Born in Granada, Morente is the eldest daughter of the late, legendary flamenco singer Enrique Morente and the dancer Aurora Carbonell. She grew up surrounded by flamenco and has since become one of Spain’s most sought-after performers, drawing modern elements of pop and jazz balladry into her music while remaining true to the classic flamenco tradition. Morente’s music has been universally lauded by demanding flamenco connoisseurs and modern rock artists alike for its crystalline timbre and for the singer’s ability to move seamlessly between warm, seductive tones to more raw and expressive phrases. A deep knowledge of the art form, as well as innate musical taste has made Morente a point of reference for aficionados and newcomers to flamenco singing.

    Morente is an experienced performer, having sung traditional Cantes de Levante at the age of four and recorded with famed guitar master and flamenco composer Sabicas at seven years old. She made her US debut in 2007 as part of the World Music Institute’s 8th Annual New York Flamenco Festival, and was featured on the soundtrack for Pedro Almodóvar’s film Volver (EMI Latin) in 2006. Morente has performed in prestigious music venues and festivals the world over, including the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Royal Theatre Carré in Ámsterdam, Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, the Oslo International Festival, and Les Suds à Arles and Festival Voix de Femmes in France, among others. Recently, she recorded De Falla’s El Amor Brujo with the Spanish National Orchestra under the direction of Josep Pons. Her latest album, Autorretrato (EMI), was released in October 2012.

    The Flamenco Festival is dedicated to the promotion of flamenco artists outside of Spain. The festival’s annual international events showcase the leading flamenco names of today, from world renowned artists and icons of traditional flamenco to the most innovative, emerging young stars of flamenco dance, music, and song. Directed and founded by Miguel Marin in 2001, each year the festival is presented in new theaters across the US—including New York, Washington DC, Miami, and Boston among other locations—and brings new audiences to flamenco. In 2003, the first Flamenco Festival was presented in London at Sadler´s Wells Theatre, and has since become an annual staple. The festival has continued to grow internationally, bringing flamenco to the most prestigious theaters of the world, including those in Paris, Japan, China, Brussels, Moscow, and São Paulo, among others.
    Ticket Information
    Tickets, priced $30—$75, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

    For Carnegie Hall Corporation presentations taking place in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, a limited number of seats, priced at $10, will be available day-of-concert beginning at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon on Sunday until one hour before the performance or until supply lasts. The exceptions are Carnegie Hall Family Concerts and gala events. These $10 tickets are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only. There is a two-ticket limit per customer.

    In addition, for all Carnegie Hall presentations in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage a limited number of partial view (seats with obstructed or limited sight lines or restricted leg room) will be sold for 50% of the full price. For more information on this and other discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts. Artists, programs, and prices are subject to change.
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