June 11, 2019
Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm
GA $15 | Premier $15 | Premier Plus $15
227 Maple Avenue, East, Vienna, VA 22180
Trio Sefardi CD Release Concert - "La Yave d'Espanya" (The Key From Spain)
Trio Sefardi (Susan Gaeta, vocals/guitar; Tina Chancey, bowed strings; Howard Bass, lute/guitar) is dedicated to bringing the vibrant past into the living present and to continuing the musical traditions of those who created and sustained Sephardic song traditions over the centuries. The trio draws on experience in folk music and jazz (Susan), early music (Tina and Howard), and the influence of their mentor, the Bosnian-born Sephardic singer/composer Flory Jagoda, a 2002 National Heritage Fellowship honoree. Washington Post chief music critic Ann Midgette praised the group’s “lovely and luminous performance of Sephardic songs” in a review of a performance with the Post Classical Ensemble at the Kennedy Center.
The trio has performed twice on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center, at the Center for Jewish History and the Greek Jewish Festival in New York City, at the National Gallery of Art, annually at the Washington Folk Festival, and at Lisner Auditorium as a featured group in the Washington Revels production, “Andalusian Treasures.” Spring 2019 performances include an appearance at the prestigious Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, S.C., and a premiere of their new program, “La Nona Kanta: The Remarkable Life of Flory Jagoda,” a collaboration with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, in Hartford, Connecticut. This evening will feature songs from their recently released third recording, “La Yave d’Espanya” and other Sephardic favorites.
Connect with Trio Sefardi: www.triosefardi.com and on Facebook.