Library Concert Series Heats Up with Flamenco Performance

On Oct. 14, David Maldonado and friends present 100 years of Spanish guitar in one passionate afternoon.

Take a musical journey through Spain, Morocco, Egypt, and beyond when guitar maestro David Maldonado presents “Noche de Pasion – 100 Years of Spanish Guitar,” featuring original Spanish compositions and re-worked pieces by legendary composers Geronimo Jimenez and Sabicas (Godfather of Flamenco). Hosted by Carlsbad City Library, the free concert takes place on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 2-3:30 p.m. in the library’s Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, located at 1775 Dove Lane.

"Noche de Pasion" will feature everything from solo guitar and full band performances to dancers coloring the stage. “The show explores the history of the Spanish guitar and the deep emotions evoked by its music,” says Maldonado. “We’ll showcase the growth and changes of Spanish guitar and traditions spanning from the early 1900s to present day.”

Maldonado was born in Mexico and brought up in the tradition of the guitar. He was a selected student of the Royal Family of the Guitar. Maldonado has released four albums and performed concerts worldwide, from Paris to Tokyo. His mastery of Spanish guitar is highlighted in this one show: Flamenco, classical, and modern, including difficult styles of rasqueado (a precise rapid strumming pattern using all the fingers of the right hand) and picados (extremely fast guitar scales).

Seating is limited and free tickets will be given out at the library’s auditorium beginning at 1 p.m. For more information, visit www.carlsbadlibrary.org or call 760-602-2012. The concert is made possible by the Carlsbad Library and Arts Foundation’s Robert H. Gartner Cultural Endowment Fund.


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