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PACO LARA IN CONCERT

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“Magnificently entertaining.  Such musicians are rare in this country.”  –City News
The virtuoso Spanish flamenco guitarist PACO LARA, who boasts an outstanding career in Europe and Australia spanning more than 30 years, brings us a guitar concert with compositions from his albums “The Andalusian Guitar” and “Duende” and some of the great guitar classics of all time by composers like Paco de Lucía, John Williams or Joaquín Rodrigo.
Paco Lara’s recent successes with the Andalusian Guitar Show (2021/2022 tour) including sold-out concerts at The Sydney Opera House (2021) and The Adelaide Guitar Festival (2021 & 2023) and his 2023 national tour with his show “DUENDE ” (more than 40 concerts), place Lara’s flamenco talent at the top of the Australian musical scene.
Paco Lara is considered the Spanish ambassador of this art in Australia, representing the best of flamenco from his hometown, Jerez, Spain.
Embodying the unmistakable Jerez style of flamenco guitar playing, PACO LARA presents flamenco guitar in all its authenticity, culture and art.  Expect to see impressive articulation, fascinating footwork with musical elegance and imagination that make up this talented flamenco ensemble performed with the characteristic and unmistakable sound (“toque”) of Jerez (Spain).
You will be transported to the south of Spain captivated by the sound of its guitar, its musical arrangements and flamenco dancing.  Paco Lara has toured internationally with some of the best artists in Spain like Maestro Paco Cepero (one of the most legendary guitarists and composers of flamenco), Mercedes Ruiz (dancer), Isabel Pantoja, El Beni de Cadiz, El Torta, Capullo de Jerez, Remedios Amaya, La Macanita, etc… He has also been at the forefront of Flamenco Fusion with highly successful groups such as El Barrio and Los Delinqüentes.
“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).
BYRON MARK is a professional pianist, percussionist and composer, with 20 years of live performance experience in Australia, and internationally. His depth of knowledge in many musical styles allows him to collaborate with numerous different artists of varying genres; spanning jazz and flamenco, to funk and pop. Byron’s latest album ‘Odyssey’ received an ARIA nomination for Best World Music Album in 2023, and his debut solo release ‘Amalgamation’ earned him top 5 in Australia for Instrumental Composition at the Australian Independent Music Awards.
CHACHY PEñALVER
Choreographer/Dancer and founder of ‘The Sydney Flamenco Studio’ and ‘The Chachy Peñalver Dance Company’. This Venezuelan has devoted most of her life to dance, moving through different disciplines since 7 years old (Contemporary Dance, Flamenco, Ballet and Latin-American Folklore). Her studies have been developed in both Venezuela and Spain for over more than 20 years, leading her to win a scholarship in the prestigious CDFCBF (Cycle Dedicated to Complete Flamenco Dance Training) at ‘Amor de Dios’ Flamenco dance school, Madrid (2013). She has been part of international companies such as ‘Siudy Garrido Flamenco Company’ and ‘America Viva Company’, with whom she served as soloist and lead dancer, for over 6 years. In the 20 years of her professional career, Chachy has performed in prominent theaters in Mexico, Trinidad, Colombia, USA, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Spain and New Zealand.

Collaborating in Australia with flamenco and non-flamenco artists for over 11 years, she has earned four ‘Best Dance Show’ awards at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and one at the Darwin Fringe Festival, underscoring her exceptional choreographic work and performances spanning more than 6 years.

This is an 18+ event. 

Do not attend if you are feeling unwell.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable

A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. (All quoted prices include tax).

Over 18’s only unless advertised otherwise.

If you’d like to combine separate dinner and show tables, please email [email protected] with both purchasers full name and booking number to avoid being seated separately. Tables cannot be combined on the night.

All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies. Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Drivers Licence or Passport. Intoxicated persons will not be admitted. No thongs, steel cap boots, or spiked attire. Dangerous  behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from  this venue. Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.

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