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The Classical KC Concert Hall: Ensemble Ibérica

Members of Ensemble Ibérica
Jeff Evrard
Members of Ensemble Ibérica

Ensemble Ibérica is the Kansas City-based, globe trotting group of musicians under the direction of Beau Bledsoe. Beau has curated a selection of some of his favorite live performances from the group's diverse concerts. We'll hear classical and folkloric music from Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Argentina, Mexico, Bolivia and other musically rich places.


Brooke Knoll


Danza del Hacha
by Antonio Martín y Coll

Camino Viejo
by Ítalo Pedrotti

traditional - Bolivia

Male Consuelito
traditional - Mexico

Lady of the Island - Humours of Lissadell - Virginia Reel
by Francis O'Neill, Paddy Killoran
traditional Scottish country dance

Fado Portuguese
Amália Rodigues
Nathalie Pires - vocals

Antonio Carlos Jobim, lyrics by Chico Buarque
Bruno Bessa - vocals

Barco Negro
by Caco Velho - Piratini, lyrics by David Mourao Ferreira
Nathalie Pires - vocals

Ondas do mar de Vigo
by Cantigas de Amigo - Martin Codax
Havilah Bruders - vocals

Maria la Portuguesa
by Carlos Cano
Nathalie Pires - vocals

by Pablo Ziegler
Bruno Bessa - vocals

by Nadia Larcher
Nadia Larcher - vocals, percussion

You can learn more about Ensemble Ibérica and their upcoming concerts at

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