The Iberian Poets

  • St. Mary's Episcopal Church Kansas City

The Iberian Poets features the great poets and composers from Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Cuba and Argentina. The program will highlight the poetic works of Miguel de Cervantes, Federico García Lorca, Fernando Pessoa, Nicolás Guillén and Horacio Ferrer paired with the musical masterworks of Manuel de Falla, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Astor Piazzolla and Caetano Veloso. Many of these artists were friends, collaborators and advocates of the popular music of their time. All poems and songs will be performed in the original Spanish or Portuguese with projected English translations.

With members of Ensemble Ibérica: 
Victoria Botero - soprano
Zsolt Eder -violin

Victor Penniman - viola da gamba
Bruno Bessa - vocals

Beau Bledsoe - guitars
Jordan Shipley - guitars
Michael McClintock - guitars
Brandon Draper – percussion