Mercedes Ruíz & Santiago Lara Live in Portland May 19, 2019
Two of flamenco's greatest artists live at Portland’s historic Old Church!
Sunday, May 19th
8:00pm (doors 7:30pm)
The Old Church Concert Hall
1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97201
General Admission $45 advance ($50 day of show)
Kids (under age 18) $40
*Tickets may also be purchased directly at The Old Church between 11am-3pm Tuesday-Friday to avoid some fees.
Internationally acclaimed flamenco artists Mercedes Ruíz and Santiago Lara will make their Portland debut this spring. Mercedes Ruíz, one of the most esteemed dancers in Spain today and winner of such respected flamenco dance awards as the Critics Award at the Jerez Festival and the Exhibition Award at the Seville Biennial, has been performing professionally since the age of seven, touring across Europe, Asia, and to the Eastern United States. In 2003 she started her own company, Compañia Mercedes Ruíz, and has created eight productions together with her husband, Santiago Lara. Flamenco guitar virtuoso, composer, and producer Santiago Lara is without a doubt one of the most important names in the new generation of flamenco guitarists. He has received some of the most prestigious flamenco guitar awards including that of the Seville Biennial and the National Flamenco Art of Córdoba Award. The couple will present their latest collaboration for Portland audiences on May 19th.
Guitar and dance are the protagonists of this show featuring Mercedes Ruiz and Santiago Lara. The audience will enjoy the richness and variety of a sampling of works from Mercedes's shows over the years and a taste of pieces from Santiago's recordings, including pieces from his Tribute to Pat Metheny.
See you at the show!