Flamenco Trio Will Perform Music and Dance in Milford and Hawley, PA
The New York-based flamenco trio Segue will present "Ritmo, Color, y Pasion" on Saturday, July 27th, at the Milford Theatre at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, July 28th, at the Hawley Silk Mill at 2 p.m. Segue, which gave a special performance at the Pocono Environmental Education Center in 2011, offers flamenco music with a twist: In addition to having a guitarist (Jared Newman) and dancer (Eva Conti Algeria), this trio features a violinist, Sarah E. Geller. Tickets for adults cost $15 in advance, $20 at the gate; see below for more details. Children under 12 are admitted free.
"Segue is deeply rooted in Spain's time-honored flamenco dance: the romantic Solea, the deep and expressive Seguiriyas, and Paco de Lucia's virtuosic La Barrosa, as well as soulful songs and dance of Falla and Albeniz," says Geller. "Having a violin playing the role of the singer is atypical of flamenco," she admits, "but aside from that, we don't mix flamenco with pop or jazz. We honor traditional forms."
Geller is a classical violinist by training; she has earned raves for performances of music by Brahms, Fauré, and Mendelssohn. Reviewers have described Geller's playing as "rich and chocolaty, with a dark, somewhat reedy or woody quality that has...something Gypsyish in it.”
Classical and flamenco guitarist Jared Newman has performed with Flamenco Latino and Andrea del Conte Danza España at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the Atlantic Theatre, and Thalia Spanish Theatre, and for The Phantom Lady by Calderón de la Barca at the Soho Repertory Theatre in NYC. Flamenco dancer Eva Conti Alegria, a featured dancer and musical arranger with the Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre, brings a lifetime of music performance to her dance. She studied with José Molina, La Meira, Elena Andujar, Immaculada Ortega, and other flamenco legends.
Ticket Purchasing Information
Tickets for the July 27th and 28th concerts cost $20 at the gate or $15 when purchased in advance on the Kindred Spirits Arts Programs website, http://kindredspiritsarts.org/. The public can also buy tickets at Books and Prints at Pear Alley, 220 Broad Street, Milford. Children under 15 are admitted free. The Milford Theatre is at 114 Catharine Street in Milford, PA. The Hawley Silk Mill is just off Route 6 at 8 Silk Mill Road; once inside the Mill, take the elevator to level G.
Kindred Spirits Arts Programs, Inc., which produces concerts for the public and arranges music education events for school students in Northeast Pennsylvania, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization supported in part by local and state agencies, and by business and private donors.