Chicago Flamenco Festival 2012: Opening Night with the Diego Amador Trio

Thursday, February 9, 2012 @ 1:00pm

Event Info

Admission

$30 general admission; $25 for students and members of Instituto Cervantes, Arte y Vida Chicago, and the Flamenco Arts Center

Venue

Instituto Cervantes of Chicago

31 West Ohio Street

Chicago, 

IL 

60654

Presenter

Instituto Cervantes of Chicago
312-335-1996

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

The Chicago Flamenco Festival returns in 2012! The most acclaimed flamenco stars from Spain and North America will once again make the cold Chicago winter sizzle with the passion of flamenco music, dance performances, films, and workshops. The festival celebrates the art of flamenco in the intimate auditoriums of the Instituto Cervantes, Flamenco Arts Center, and Old Town School of Folk Music.

The Diego Amador Trio, featuring the renowned flamenco singer and pianist, kicks off the festival on February 9th! Born into a gypsy family in Seville, Spain, Amador was raised steeped in flamenco tradition. By age 11, he had mastered the guitar and several other musical instruments and was already playing drums in the group Pata Negra. Experience this unique multi-talented musician from Spain in a rare Chicago performance. A reception follows the concert.