The virtuoso Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco Lara, who boasts of a distinguished career in Europe, Asia and Latin America, will launch his album “The Andalusian Guitar” this August on the mid north coast at The Jetty Theatre. The album features some of the finest musicians from Spain and Australia and comes hot on the heels of success at the Sydney Opera House and Adelaide Guitar Festival in 2021.
The 2022 national tour of his solo album “The Andalusian Guitar” continues to place Lara at the top of the Australian music scene. There’ll be hints of traditional flamenco, themes from “The Andalusian Guitar” album and some of the greatest guitar classics of all times from composers including Paco de Lucía and Joaquín Rodrigo, will be performed with the characteristic and unmistakable sound (toque) from Spain’s Southern city of Jerez . “Toque” comes from the Spanish word “tocar” and means to touch or hit the guitar whilst playing. It refers to the touch of the guitarists hand and is key to flamenco guitar technique.
Lara will also perform other classics including the beautiful Cavatina from the Academy Award winning film “The Deer Hunter”. In a nod to his adopted home, Paco will also perform “Waltzing Matilda” in flamenco style.
The maestro himself and his amazing ensemble and guest flamenco dancer, Deya Miranda Giner are an experience not to be missed. It’s an opportunity to see one of the worlds best flamenco guitarists in concert. Lara will be joined on stage with Byron Mark on percussion and piano.
This is an experience not to be missed, an opportunity to see one of the worlds best flamenco guitarists in concert. Audiences will be transported to Southern Spain whilst being captivated by his performance.
“Magnificently entertaining. Such musicians are rare in this country.” City News
“The music, beyond being exceptionally well played, is always pretty and eminently approachable – a quality compounded by the choice of repertoire.” John Shand, The Sydney Morning Herald
Paco Lara & JMT Touring Presents
Friday 4 August
All Tix: $45
90 minutes no interval
Suitable for all ages