Philharmonic presents Internationally acclaimed flamenco duo Chris and Lena Jácome, teaming up with musicians from Arizona Philharmonic to offer a unique and unforgettable holiday experience at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at The Elks Theatre, 117 E. Gurley St. #115, Prescott.
It is the spirit of PAZ (Spanish for peace) that inspires Chris Jácome’s flamenco-infused Christmas arrangements and original music. PAZ will feature favorite Christmas offerings ranging from the peace of Silent Night to the joy of First Noel, in addition to crafted flamenco arrangements of classical Holiday tunes and new original works.
Chris and Lena, along with Allen Ames on violin, Jeannette Moore on flute and Ruthie Wilde on cello, provide intimate, inviting and exhilarating flamenco performances that only a perfectly matched pair can manifest. Their exquisitely refined, authentic and heartfelt approach to flamenco reflects years of training in Sevilla, Spain built on top of their original American musical roots and formal ballet and modern dance training.
They have published nine albums, two DVDs, sheet music, and online training courses. Chris composes for the Jácome Flamenco touring company and has a number of orchestra, chamber ensemble, movie, and television scores to his credit.
Chris and Lena have performed internationally in Mexico, Canada, Spain and Indonesia, as well as at prestigious venues such as the Lincoln Center in New York City and the Redlands Bowl in Calif. They are a regular visitor to Prescott, having performed solo, chamber, and concerto concerts with Arizona Philharmonic.
Tickets are available at AZPhil.org for $35 for adults, $33 for seniors, $15 for teachers and $10 for children under 18.
Information provided by Arizona Philharmonic.