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FIRST FRIDAY MUSIC SERIES @ Galeria West 
TANGO de BUENOS AIRES
Friday, February 4, 2011
@ 7:00pm
Galeria West Art Gallery
111 Quimby Street, downtown Westfield, NJ

THE MONTHLY MUSIC SERIES CONCERT EVENT

An Evening of the Songs of Carlos Gardel & More
with Acclaimed Artists
Tango Vocalist CHRIS VASQUEZ &

Guitarist FRANCISCO PANCHO NAVARRO

The popular FIRST FRIDAY Music Concert Series at the wonderfully intimate Galeria West Art Gallery continues with a special evening of the music made popular by the iconic Argentine singer Carlos Gardel and more with the acclaimed Tango vocalist Chris Vasquez and guitarist Francisco Pancho Navarro.                                        
From his hometown of Buffalo, New York to Buenos Aires, Argentina, Chris Vasquez has been recognized for his passionate interpretations of the tango.  The NY Argentine Consulate recently awarded Mr. Vasquez the honored prize of “Best Singer” at their International Tango Music Competition, and he was a finalist in the Medellín International Tango Festival Voice Competition.  He has performed in New York at the Museo del Barrio, The Spanish Institute, Americas Society, The Park Theatre in NJ, and at The National Building Museum in Washington, DC among others.  He has been guest soloist with the Long Island Symphony and The Americas Vocal Ensemble.  He has written and produced several tango shows including the celebrated The Son of Tango: A Tribute to Carlos Gardel.  As an actor, he has been seen in theater, film and TV in the USA and Spain and has toured in concert in Romania, Bulgaria, and China.   Mr. Vasquez holds degrees from Tufts University and from the New England Conservatory of Music.
Francisco Navarro was born in 1944 in La Consulta, a township in Mendoza, Argentina’s wine state. He trained as a classical guitarist, but his abilities extend beyond playing the guitar, as he is a consummate arranger and singer. Over time, he brought his guitar all over South America and Mexico. In Mexico City, he performed with highly acclaimed artists, such as Armando Mananero, Bebu Silvetti, Cristian Castro, Vicente Fernandez, Lucha Villa, Cuco Sanchez, Miguel Acevez Mejia, Maria de Lourdes, Guadalope Pineda, Rosita Quintana, Veronica Castro and Hugo Jordan. In 1984, after a decade in Mexico City, Pancho moved with his wife and three children to New York City. The gamble paid off as he became a first-call Latin guitarist on A-list sessions. Francisco’s guitar can be heard in the soundtracks of the movies: “Mambo Kings” (Guantanamera, with Celia Cruz) , “Flawless” (Tia’s Tango with Tangurdia) and the Golden Globe and Oscar winning “Frida” (throughout the film). He has also appeared in numerous recordings, including the Fania All Stars “Bamboleo” with Celia Cruz, Hector Lavoe, Willie Colon, Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez (solo on Bamboleo), “Guasasa” with Johny Pacheco, Ray Barreto, Bobby Valentin, Papo Luca, Roberto Roena (solo on Allegria) and Wea Carobe Tito Nieves “En Otra Onda”, which was nominated for a Grammy Award. Most recently he performed with Placido Domingo at the Washington Opera and the New York Metropolitan Opera. Space is limited. Reserve early! We hope you will join us often during the year to celebrate the arts in a unique setting. We recommend that you consider enjoying a fine meal before or after the concert at one of the fine eateries in quaint downtown Westfield. Most are located within a short walk from the gallery.

To purchase tickets:

IFor reservations and info call the TEATRO Sí box office at 908-301-9496 
Advance tickets are available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/153852    
DIRECTIONS: GSP Exit 135(Westfield) Continue onto Central Ave past ShopRite on your right. Continue approx 2 miles on Central Ave. Go under train trestle and continue to 3rd left onto Quimby Street at Cold Water Creek store on your left).                                                                               
Galeria West is located on your left at 111 Quimby Street.
Ticket: $15 per person
                                                                   

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SHALL WE DANCE with The Westfield Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, February 5, 2011
@ 8:00pm
Union County Performing Arts Center
1601 Irving Street , Rahway, NJ

A VISUAL & MUSICAL COLLABORATION

A Sensational Ballroom Dance Spectacular with
CAROLINA JAURENA and FRIENDS


A special visual and musical collaboration with the Westfield Symphony Orchestra brings Shall We Dance to the stage at the elegant Union County Performing Arts Center. This sensational ballroom spectacular features in glorious symphonic splendor a showcasing of the talent and grace of dancer Carolina Jaurena and her team of professional dance champions.
Forget Dancing with the Stars! Shall We Dance takes the audience on a whirlwind tour of the ballroom from the romance of the Waltz, the passion of the Tango, the forbidden promise of the Beguine and Rumba to the infectious rhythms of the Samba, Mambo and more. Choreographed by Carolina Jaurena in collaboration with Maestro Wroe, the spectacle of ballroom dance fuses brilliantly with live orchestra as the world-class dancers, each with their own moods, moves and rhythms, perform breathtaking duets and dazzling group numbers that ooze sophistication and sass.
Says WSO Music Director David Wroe: “We are honored to welcome Carolina Jaurena and her team. This is indeed a visual and musical collaboration presenting both Ballroom and Orchestra at their sizzling and gracious best."                       
Continuing the dance mood, the Westfield Symphony will round off the evening with a performance of Stravinsky’s renowned Firebird Suite, from the Russian ballet. This enchanting and colorful music with its dynamics and rhythmic innovation is sure to capture the imagination of young and not so young alike.

To purchase tickets:

For tickets and information call the Westfield Symphony box office at 908-232-9400 
Advance tickets also available in person at the WSO office at 224 E. Broad Street, in downtown Westfield between 10am and 3pm                                                      Tickets are also available (for cash or check) at The Town Bookstore in Westfield, Martin Jewelers in Cranford and at Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St, Rahway.
Ticket: $25, $40, $50, $70      More information at www.westfieldsymphony.org

                                                                   

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TE AMO JAZZ Music Series concert with the SABRINA LASTMAN QUARTET
Saturday, February 12, 2011
7:00pm @ The Rahway ArtHive Art Gallery
1495 Main Street, downtown Rahway, NJ  

NEW MUSIC SERIES CELEBRATES THE BEST OF
SOUTH AMERICAN JAZZ from NYC & BEYOND!

An Evening of Innovative Jazz Rhythms with acclaimed Uruguayan vocalist/composer SABRINA LASTMAN and her Jazz Quartet

On the second Saturday of each month the new Te Amo Jazz music concert series with TEATRO Sí celebrates the best of Jazz fusion performance that comes to us from various regions of South America. Outstanding professional artists present their talents to audiences at New Jersey venues demonstrating the spirit of upcoming young and established musicians. This month’s concert brings to the wonderfully intimate Rahway ArtHive art gallery stage the sophisticated original sounds of the Sabrina Lastman Quartet.
The Quartet is an innovative music project that brings together jazz, South American rhythms with African roots like Candombe (Afro Uruguayan Music), and contemporary music. This project represents the many influences that vocalist / composer Sabrina Lastman has received, while living in her home country Uruguay, in Israel, and more recently in New York. The Quartet plays original compositions, and arrangements of music by Latin American composers like Egberto Gismonti, and Ruben Rada. As a vocalist, Sabrina expands the possibilities of the voice, finding a rich variety of sonorities, colors, and textures.
The ensemble features Uruguayan vocalist/composer Sabrina Lastman (“she sings with irreproachable technical display, and unusual expressive intensity”- El Intruso Magazine), Argentine pianist Emilio Solla (“music of such beauty that it transcends boundaries of style to become a classic” - All About Jazz), Spanish double bassist Alexis Cuadrado (“listen to Cuadrado’s compositions and you’ll find every reason to take him seriously” - Josh Jackson, NPR Music), American drummer/percussionist David Silliman (“the man with the four hands, is an engaging and versatile drummer/percussionist who often projects like multiple drummers. It is a sight to behold when Silliman plays the bass drum and the Cajon simultaneously” - Albany Jazz).
After a recent performance at the prestigious Joe’s Pub in NYC the ensemble is thrilled to bring their special talents to the Te Amo Jazz audience in NJ.Come to enjoy a special music treat and also perhaps plan to enjoy dinner before or after the show at one of several fine restaurants within walking distance from the gallery! Convenient parking deck is located across from gallery ($3 parking fee) or plentiful street parking. Venue located 2 blocks from Rahway train station

To purchase tickets:

Call the TEATRO Sí box office at 908-301-9496
Order online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/153060                            
 For information call TEATRO Sí at 908-301-9496
For venue information visit www.rahwayarthive.com
Ticket: $15

                                                                   

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NEW Season!

PEDRO JAVIER GONZÁLEZ
Sunday, March 6, 2011
3:00 PM @ Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University
215 North Ave, Hillside, N.J.

THE PURE ESSENCE OF FLAMENCO !

Presented in association with Kean Stage
The “Spanish Guitar Master”
PEDRO JAVIER GONZÁLEZ
in U.S. Debut Tour


A very special concert experience comes to the stage at the elegant new Enlow Recital Hall on the East Campus at Kean University. The “Spanish Guitar Master” Pedro Javier González and Friends perform flamenco in its purest essence in the modern day fusion style as part of a U.S. Debut Tour. Pedro Javier Gonzalez is a musician, composer, arranger and producer from Barcelona who possesses a unique and particular guitar language; he is capable of performing flamenco in its purest essence in the modern day fusion style. He has been called “a musician in capital letters and one of the most talented in the flamenco style.
Performing throughout Europe and receiving several awards in the flamenco genre, he entered the musical panorama accompanying great performers like Toti Soler, Joan Manuel Serrat, Victoria de los Ángeles, El Último de la Fila and Manolo García, among others. He has performed at major festivals sharing the program with artists like B.B. King, Pat Methany, Paco de Lucía, Keziah Jones, John Williams and Tomatito. A music concert event not to be missed!                                                                 

To purchase tickets:

In person at the Wilkins Theatre box office, 1000 Morris Ave, Union, N.J. Order by phone and information at 908-737-SHOW (7469)                  
Order online and venue info at www.KeanStage.com               
For more event information call TEATRO Sí at 908-301-9496                 
Artist information at www.pedrojaviergonzalez.com                     
Tickets: Reserved seating: $30                                                                       

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FIRST FRIDAY MUSIC SERIES @ Galeria West – An Evening of Llanero Music of Venezuela with HUMBERTO MEDINA & Friends
Friday, March 4, 2011
@ 7:00pm
Galeria West Art Gallery
111 Quimby Street, downtown Westfield, NJ

THE MONTHLY MUSIC SERIES EVENT

International Music Concert Series In A Unique Intimate Setting!
A Special Evening with Venezuelan Cuatro player and music director HUMBERTO MEDINA & Friends
The Exuberant Llanero Music of the Plains Region of Venezuela 

The FIRST FRIDAY Music Series at Galeria West art gallery brings to the area a unique opportunity to enjoy and celebrate the diversity of Hispanic music genres as performed live in concert by a series selection of exciting artists. The evening transports you to far away places via the music and the art works at Galeria West. The FIRST FRIDAY Music series continues with a special performance of the lively llanero (plains region) music of Venezuela with cuatro (4 string) player and acclaimed music group Café Con Pan music director Humberto Medina along with
accomplished Venezuelan guitar and bass player Juan Hernandez, classical and folk harpist Alejandro Vizcaino and percussionist Nerio Matheus.
Space is limited. Reserve early! We hope you will join us often during the year to
celebrate the arts in a unique setting. We recommend that you consider enjoying a fine meal before or after the concert at one of the fine eateries in quaint downtown Westfield. Most are located within a short walk from the gallery.

To purchase tickets for this event:

Call the TEATRO Sí box office at 908-301-9496
Advance tickets are available online at www.BrownPaperTickets.com (enter FIRST FRIDAY @ Galeria West for event search)
DIRECTIONS: GSP Exit 135(Westfield) Continue onto Central Ave past ShopRite on your right. Continue approx 2 miles on Central Ave. Go under train trestle and continue to 3rd left onto Quimby Street –Cold Water Creek store at corner on your left).                
Galeria West is located on your left at 111 Quimby Street.
Ticket: $15 per person
                                                                            



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FTE AMO JAZZ Music Series concert with the TITO CASTRO TRIO
Saturday, March 12, 2011
7:00pm @ Conservatory Piano
1591 Irving Street, Rahway Arts District, NJ  

NEW MUSIC SERIES CELEBRATES THE BEST OF
SOUTH AMERICAN JAZZ FUSION from NYC & BEYOND!

An Evening of Innovative Tango Jazz Rhythms and More with the Accomplished TITO CASTRO TRIO

On the second Saturday of each month the Te Amo Jazz music concert series with TEATRO Sí celebrates the best of Jazz fusion performance that comes to us from various regions of South American musical influence. Outstanding professional artists present their talents to audiences at New Jersey venues demonstrating the spirit of upcoming young and established musicians. This month’s concert brings to the wonderfully intimate and elegant Conservatory Piano venue stage the unique jazz interpretations of the acclaimed Tito Castro Trio.
This incredibly accomplished trio of world musicians, led by legendary Argentine bandoneon player, Tito Castro along with bassist Thomas Kirchmer and pianist Robert Albanese will transport the listening audience through a jazz music journey from the standards to the allure of the bossa nova and to the passion of unique tango jazz fusion selections including rarely performed compositions by the great Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla.                               
Come to enjoy a special music treat and also perhaps plan to enjoy dinner before or after the show at one of several fine restaurants in downtown Rahway. Venue located adjacent to the Union County Performing Arts Center.

To purchase tickets for this event:

CTo purchase tickets:

Call the TEATRO Sí box office at 908-301-9496
Order online at www.BrownPaperTickets.com(enter Te Amo Jazz for event search) or for reservations and information call TEATRO Sí at 908-301-9496
Ticket: $15                                                                                                                                                                              

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FIRST FRIDAY MUSIC SERIES @ Galeria West                         
Harpist ENKI SEMÍRAMIS
Friday, APRIL 1, 2011
@ 7:00pm
Galeria West Art Gallery
111 Quimby Street, downtown Westfield, NJ

THE MONTHLY MUSIC SERIES CONCERT EVENT

An Evening of the Melodies of Latin America & Morewith Colombian Harp Soloist
ENKI SEMÍRAMIS

The popular FIRST FRIDAY Music Concert Series at the wonderfully intimate Galeria West Art Gallery continues with a dynamic evening of the melodies of Latin America and beyond as performed by acclaimed harp soloist Enki Semíramis. A native of Colombia, Ms. Semiramis is characterized by her own musical style, always in an unconditional search for the recondite secrets of the harp and its melodies along with her respectful sense of musical ethics. She is an outstanding interpreter of the music from the Colombian plains and her musical aptitudes have their basis in her dedication and love for her instrument. Her efforts to make true a dream of accomplishing virtuosity in the performance of chosen pieces, satisfying the most demanding musical taste, takes us through different musical latitudes while allowing novelty and variey.
After getting involved with the cuatro (4 string instrument) and the maracas in 2003, she started her “Arpa Llanera” (Venezuelan harp) studies under the direction of Hildo Ariel Aguirre Daza at the Llano and Joropo Academy in Bogota, Colombia. Enki Semiramis is a young talented artist who seeks to promote the “Arpa Llanera” as a solo interpreter. She possesses a selected repertory of music from different countries in Latin America and Europe, with emphasis in Colombian and Venezuelan folklore. Her in demand musical skills have allowed her to offer recent concerts performances on several stages in Colombian and United States including the Teatro Pedro de Heredia in Cartagena, Colombia, Miami Dade College and the Hotel Intercontinental in Dallas, Texas among others. 
Space is limited. Reserve early! We hope you will join us often during the year to celebrate the arts in a unique setting. We recommend that you consider enjoying a fine meal before or after the concert at one of the fine eateries in quaint downtown Westfield. Most are located within a short walk from the gallery.                                                                      
                                                                                

To purchase tickets for this event:

For reservations and info call the TEATRO Sí box office at 908-301-9496 
Advance tickets are available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/167393   DIRECTIONS: GSP Exit 135(Westfield) Continue onto Central Ave past ShopRite on your right. Continue approx 2 miles on Central Ave and proceed under train trestle into downtown. Continue to 3rd left onto Quimby Street (at Subway shop on corner on your left).                                                                               
Galeria West is located on your left at 111 Quimby Street.
Ticket: $15 per person

                                                       

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TE AMO JAZZ Music Series concert with the EMILIO SOLLA TANGO JAZZ TRIO
Saturday, April 9, 2011
7:00pm @ CONSERVATORY
1591 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ (Downtown Arts District)

NEW MUSIC SERIES CELEBRATES THE BEST OF
LATIN AMERICAN JAZZ from NYC & BEYOND!

A Special Evening of Unique Tango Jazz with the Acclaimed
EMILIO SOLLA TANGO JAZZ TRIO

On the second Saturday of each month the Te Amo Jazz music concert series with TEATRO Sí celebrates the best of Jazz fusion performance that comes to us from various regions of Latin America. Outstanding professional artists present their talents to a New Jersey audience by demonstrating the spirit of young upcoming and established musicians. This month’s concert brings to the wonderfully intimate Conservatory piano studio stage the innovative sounds of the Emilio Solla Tango Jazz Trio
Pianist and composer Emilio Solla was born was born in Mendoza, Argentina in 1962. In 1983 he started to compose and play his own music, a fusion of modern Argentine tango and folklore with jazz and other contemporary music styles. His first band, Apertura, was praised by Astor Piazzolla as one of the most interesting new sounds in the Buenos Aires scene. Nowadays, with six CDs as band leader for the prestigious Fresh Sound Records label and concerts all around Europe, Japan, and the US, he is considered one of the most outstanding and personal talents in this musical stream (generally referred to as “tango- jazz”).
For almost two decades Argentine born bassist and producer Pablo Aslan has been a leading figure in the tango revival. His CD “Avantango” (Zoho Music) was selected as one of the Best Albums of the Year, Critics Choice 2004 by JAZZIZ magazine. His 2010 CD "Tango Grill" recorded in Buenos Aires, was nominated for both a Latin Grammy and a Grammy Award. His most recent CD is a collaboration with legendary Cuban saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera, titled "Tango Jazz: Live at Jazz @ Lincoln Center".  He has produced a dozen recordings for the Soundbrush Records label, and performed and recorded with artist such as Shakira, Yo Yo Ma, Lalo Schifrin, Joe Lovano and the Philadelphia Orchestra                                                              
Drummer Ziv Ravitz was born in Beer-Sheva, Israel to a family of musicians. Ziv moved to the US in the summer of 2000 to expand his musical experience and to grow as a Jazz composer. Since then he has been performing and recording with numerous ensembles in the Boston area, both as a freelancer and as an artist using his own compositions, which reflect his individual and unique sound. In the winter of 2003, Ziv has become an official recording artist of Huber Music Management and Recording label of Cologne, Germany. In June 2003 Ziv won the Zildjian Scholarship Award. Since then Ziv has toured extensively all across Europe with various groups such as TAQ, Minsarah, Sin, Nicolas Simon Group, Iasi Romanian Philharmonic Orchestra.
Come to enjoy a special music concert treat and also perhaps plan to enjoy dinner before or after the show at one of several fine restaurants in historical downtown Rahway! Venue located 4 blocks from Rahway train station.                                                         
                                                                                

To purchase tickets for this event:

Call the TEATRO Sí box office at 908-301-9496
Tickets available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/167906
For information call TEATRO Sí at 908-301-9496
 
Ticket: $20                                                                                                                                                                              


                                                                                                                                                                            

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The New GUITARRA BRAVA Music Series concert with Spanish Guitarist PEDRO CORTES
Saturday, April 30, 2011
7:00pm @ Conservatory
1591 Irving Street, Rahway Arts District, NJ  

NEW MUSIC SERIES CELEBRATES THE TRADITIONS       OF THE SPANISH GUITAR!

An Evening of Flamenco Guitar with Acclaimed Spanish Guitarist
PEDRO CORTES  

On the last Saturday of each month the new Guitarra Brava Music Concert series with TEATRO Sí celebrates the traditions of the Spanish guitar. Outstanding professional artists present their talents to New Jersey audiences demonstrating the diverse impact that the instrument has on the music world.
Pedro Cortes comes from a family of Spanish Gypsy guitarists and began his studies with his father and the esteemed Flamenco guitarist Sabicas. Having toured professionally since the age of 17, Pedro has gained international recognition as a soloist and composer. He has premiered his work “En la oscuridad de las minas” at the Teatro Albeniz in Madrid, and in 1992 he had works premiered by the Carlota Santana Spanish Dance Company at the Joyce Theater in New York. He has written two books on the Flamenco, “El Dron del Faraon” and “Cruzando el Charco”, published by the American Institute of the Guitar.
Mr. Cortes was commissioned by Zorongo Flamenco to write a score for a dance drama called “Garden of Names” which was inspired by the novel "Imagining Argentina" by Lawrence Thornton. He also wrote music for a children’s program on HBO called Fairytale for Every Child. He has toured with Jose Greco and Maria Benitez and has performed with such artists as Farrucita, La Tati, Merche Esmeralda, Manolete and the late Lola Flores. He has been a guest artist with the St. Louis Opera and the New York Grand Opera and has been commissioned by and performed as Musical Director with the Guthrie Theater in Garcia Lorca’s BODAS DE SANGRE.  Mr. Cortes is artistic director of his own Flamenco Fusion group, Amanecer Flamenco De Hoy, and also Musical Director of Mimbre Y Vareta and Zorongo Flamenco. Mr. Cortes is a third generation Flamenco guitarists and uses the experience passed down to him by his family to maintain the purity of Flamenco while creating new compositions.                                                                                                         
Come to enjoy a special music treat on the last Saturday of each month and also perhaps plan to enjoy dinner before or after the show at one of several fine restaurants in downtown Rahway. Venue located adjacent to the Union County Performing Arts Center.                                                           

To purchase tickets for this event:

For reservations and information call the TEATRO Sí box office at 908-301-9496
Purchase advance tickets online at    http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/168041
Ticket: $20                                                                                                                                                                              


                                                                                                                                                                            

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FIRST FRIDAY MUSIC SERIES @ Galeria West COMPÁS
Friday, May 6, 2011
@ 7:00pm
Galeria West Art Gallery
111 Quimby Street, downtown Westfield, NJ

THE MONTHLY MUSIC SERIES CONCERT EVENT

An Interactive Evening of Popular Latin America Favorites & More with the Lively Sounds of Music Quintet COMPÁS

COMPAS, which translates to rhythm, founders Adrienne Riofrio and Dario Scholis have created an ensemble that performs popular Latin American compositions from a variety of genres. Bombo, Cuban Son, Cumbia, Ecuadorian Folk, Colombian Folk, Merengue, Bachata, Boleros, Cha-cha-cha and more are performed in a style that is reflective of popular gatherings of song by friends and families throughout Latin America.
Adrienne Riofrio grew up immersed in classical music and folkloric music from Ecuador, her parents' native country. When she relocated to New Jersey and started playing music with her cousin, Dario, COMPAS was born. Adrienne is fulfilling a dream of performing, and using her classical and folkloric violin training to express herself with COMPÁS.                                                                                
Musician and fine artist Dario Scholis, a native of Quito, Ecuador was influenced by his musician father and began playing guitar when he was 12 years old. By the age of 18 he was an in demand performer and guitar instructor.  He relocated to the United States in 1981 and has been a member of various music ensembles.         Erik Feder has been playing drum set and percussion for over 30 years and is thrilled to be playing percussion with COMPÁS. Erik majored in world and classical percussion performance at Rutgers University, studying with Steve Machamer and Jim Thoma. Erik studied rock, jazz, classical and world music drumming (often combining them) with Kenwood Dennard (Dizzy Gillespie, Brand X, Manhattan Transfer) and Jay Dittamo. Erik can be heard playing both drums and percussion on CDs from the bands E Motive, The Rob Sbar Noesis and Clint Smith's Obliteration of the Self. 
Juan Pablo Gutierrez is a native of Colombia. He has toured South America and much of the United States as the bass player for Bata-Son. He is an accomplished musician that brings to COMPAS a special Latin American rhythmic touch.                        
John Acevedo was born in Richmond, Virginia with an influential Colombian family heritage.  He started playing violin at age 4 and later learned to play piano, guitar, tres, congas, bongo and bass.  His passion for Cuban son and salsa music drove him to start a very successful Latin Band in Richmond, VA called Son Quatro in 2001. His passion for percussion has led him to COMPÁS.                             

To purchase tickets for this event:
For reservations and info call the TEATRO Sí box office at 908-301-9496 
Advance tickets are available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/174671 
DIRECTIONS: GSP Exit 135(Westfield) Continue onto Central Ave past ShopRite on your right. Continue approx 2 miles on Central Ave and proceed under train trestle into downtown. Continue to 3rd left onto Quimby Street (at Subway shop on corner on your left). Galeria West is located on your left at 111 Quimby Street.
Ticket: $15 per person
                                                                                                                                                                

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TE AMO JAZZ @ CONSERVATORY AN EVENING WITH BOSSA BRASIL®
Saturday, May 14, 2011
@ 7:00pm
CONSERVATORY
1591 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ (Downtown Arts District)

THE MONTHLY LATIN AMERICAN JAZZ SERIES

AN EVENING OF SOPHISTICATED   BRAZILIAN JAZZ FUSION
with Percussionist Maurício de Souza & BOSSA BRASIL®

The popular TE AMO JAZZ series continues with a special evening of sophisticated Brazilian jazz fusion with the acclaimed percussionist Maurício de Souza and his music group BOSSA BRASIL®. This ensemble of accomplished artists brings the spirit of Brazil to life through their unique music fusion creations. Born in Brasília, Brazil, Maurício de Souza is a jazz drummer who easily performs in both traditional jazz and Brazilian jazz styles. His artistic finesse has allowed him to play in numerous settings with various accomplished musicians. Maurício studied with world renowned jazz drummer and master teacher, Joe Morello for eight years. He also had a year of private studies with distinguished all-round percussion teacher Glenn Weber. Aside from the inspiration of Mr. Morello, other influential performers include Buddy Rich, Airto Moreira, Dave Weckl, Roy Haynes, and Bill Stewart.
Since settling in Northern New Jersey in 2004, de Souza has been very active in the NY/NJ metropolitan area, performing at some of the finest jazz clubs not only as a side man but also as a band leader. In New York, de Souza has been heard at Smoke Jazz Club, Smalls Jazz Club, Garage Jazz Club, Cornelia St. Cafe, Lenox Lounge, Bar Next Door, Cachaça Jazz N' Samba Club, Cleopatra’s Needle, Kitano Hotel, Jule's Bistro, Cutting Room, Via Brasil, Brazil Grill, Village Underground, New York Athletic Club, and Bubby's (Brooklyn) to name a few. Internationally, Maurício has performed in Brasilia, Brazil at well known jazz venues. Oher performances include appearances as guest percussionist in numerous orchestral concerts with the Bergen Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Orchestra and the Orquestra Sinfônica do Teatro Nacional Cláudio Santoro de Brasilia (Brazil).
De Souza’s group, Bossa Brasil® performs the most sophisticated Brazilian music, including the exotic rhythms of the Baião and the Chorinho. The repertoire includes compositions from Brazil’s most outstanding artists such as; Tom Jobim, Egberto Gismonti, Roberto Menescal, Milton Nascimento, Edu Lobo, Victor Assis Brasil, Hermeto Pascoal, Baden Powell and Pixinguinha.
The group members include Mauício de Souza on drums, Jerry Weir on vibraphone, Bob Rodriguez on piano, and Gary Mazzaroppi on bass.
This special TE AMO JAZZ concert appearance will also feature selections from Mauício de Souzas’ new Bossa Brasil® album, “Here. There...” through Pulsa Music.                  

To purchase tickets for this event:

For reservations and info call the TEATRO Sí box office at 908-301-9496 
Advance tickets are available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/175344 
Ticket: $20 per person
                                                                                                                                                              

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FGALERIA CONCERTS presents  
FLAMENCO TONIGHT!
Saturday, May 21, 2011
@ 7:00pm
Galeria West Art Gallery
111 Quimby Street, downtown Westfield, NJ

A FLAMENCO TABLAO CONCERT EVENT

An Evening of the Passion of Spanish
Flamenco Music and Dance          

The new Galeria Concerts events bring an opportunity for area arts patrons to enjoy a variety of music genres in a comfortable and convenient arts venue. The series is presented by the Galeria West art gallery in association with SunRex Entertainment Group at Galeria West, located at 111 Quimby Street in Westfield, NJ. The inaugural Galeria Concerts brings a passionate Spanish flamenco music and dance performance to this wonderfully intimate venue.
Acclaimed flamenco singer...(more)

To purchase tickets:

For reservations and info call the TEATRO Sí box office at 908-301-9496 or Galeria West at 908-301-9217 
Advance tickets are available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/177486 
 
DIRECTIONS: GSP Exit 135(Westfield) Continue onto Central Ave past ShopRite on your right. Continue approx 2 miles on Central Ave and proceed under train trestle into downtown. Continue to 3rd left onto Quimby Street (at Subway shop on corner on your left). Galeria West is located on your left at 111 Quimby Street.
Ticket: $20 adult / $10 child



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The New  GUITARRA BRAVA Music Series concert with the YAS-CORTES DUO
Saturday, May 28, 2011
7:00pm @ Conservatory
1591 Irving Street, Rahway Arts District, NJ  

NEW MUSIC SERIES CELEBRATES THE TRADITIONS       OF THE SPANISH GUITAR!

An Evening of Classic Spanish Guitar with the Acclaimed
YAS-CORTES DUO

On the last Saturday of each month the new Guitarra Brava Music Concert series with TEATRO Sí celebrates the traditions of the Spanish guitar. Outstanding professional artists present their talents to New Jersey audiences demonstrating the diverse impact that the instrument has on the music world.
The YAS CORTES DUO is comprised of Maria Cortes and Oscar Yas. The husband and wife team were born in Argentina where they have won several prestigious music and vocal contests. The duo’s extensive guitar repertoire includes Latin American Music and the popular Tango as well as Boleros and the Flamenco. They play and perform their original arrangements that include a wide range of music selections. Founders and members of various vocal ensembles, they have performed in the great concert halls throughout North and South America and Europe. They have performed recently at Carnegie Hall, St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC and Giants Stadium. YAS CORTES DUO has shared the stage with Ariel Ramirez, Jaime Torres, Horacio Guarani, Mercedes Sosa, Teresa Parodi, Ruben Juarez, Raul Lavie, Raul Barbosa, Roberto Goyeneche, Carlos Santana, Atahualpa Yupanqui, Chango Nieto, Susana Rinaldi, Julio Iglesias, Alfredo Zitarroza, Los Tucu Tucu, and others.                                               
Come to enjoy a special music treat on the last Saturday of each month and also perhaps plan to enjoy dinner before or after the show at one of several fine restaurants in downtown Rahway. Venue located adjacent to the Union County Performing Arts Center

To purchase tickets for this event:

For reservations and information call the TEATRO Sí box office at 908-301-9496
Purchase advance tickets online at    http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/175370 Ticket: $20                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                

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FIRST FRIDAY MUSIC SERIES @ Galeria West MEXICO BEYOND MARIACHI
Friday, June 3, 2011
@ 7:00pm
Galeria West Art Gallery
111 Quimby Street, downtown Westfield, NJ

THE MONTHLY MUSIC SERIES CONCERT EVENT

A Unique and Entertaining Performance Celebrating the
Diversity of the Music of Mexico Beyond Mariachi

Mexico Beyond Mariachi is an intimate and candid showcase of the vast cultural expression that exists beyond the popular image of the “Mariachi” musician. Each region of this diverse land has its own rituals, myths, celebrations and music. The audience is treated to a performance that reminds one of a Mexican mercado or market, filled with colors, flavors, sights and sounds the viewer perhaps has never experienced before. From the mysterious drums, flutes, conch shells and dancing musicians of the pre-Hispanic era, to the fascinating fusion of rhythms and harmonies that possess roots extending to Spain and Africa come travel with us into a circle of cultural expedition as we are taken on a journey that begins with the conquest and leads us to the present day.  Come join founder and artistic director Alda Reuter and the members of “Mexico Beyond Mariachi” as this special group of professional performers and teaching artists share their love for Mexican art and expression in this fascinating concert.
Alda comes from a family of artists who celebrate the culture and traditions of Latin America. Her grandfather, Walter Reuter is an internationally recognized photographer. Her father, Dr. Jas Reuter was a pioneer in the field of ethnomusicology having published numerous books. Being exposed to different cultures at an early age, she developed a lasting interest in the performing arts. Her professional career has included the styles of Jazz, Afro-Cuban, Flamenco and Mexican Folkloric Dance. Also trained in music, Alda is an accomplished percussionist and has appeared with major artists in Mexico, Central America and the U.S. She is always exploring the close relationship between music and dance. Upon her arrival in NYC she became part of the renowned female Afro Caribbean dance and percussion ensemble Retumba. As co-founder of Ballet Fiesta Mexicana Ybarra and Fiesta Flamenca she performs in and produces major cultural festivals and events.
Command of the Spanish language is not required to enjoy this unique theatrical journey to our neighbors to the south. ¡Viva México!

To purchase tickets for this event:

For reservations and info call the TEATRO Sí box office at 908-301-9496 
Advance tickets are available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/176033
DIRECTIONS: GSP Exit 135(Westfield) Continue onto Central Ave past ShopRite on your right. Continue approx 2 miles on Central Ave and proceed under train trestle into downtown. Continue to 3rd left onto Quimby Street (at Subway shop on corner on your left). Galeria West is located on your left at 111 Quimby Street.
Ticket: $15 per person
                                                            
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FIRST FRIDAY MUSIC SERIES @ Galeria West MAURIZIO NAJT TRIO
Friday, July 1, 2011
@ 7:00pm
Galeria West Art Gallery
111 Quimby Street, downtown Westfield, NJ

THE MONTHLY MUSIC SERIES CONCERT EVENT

A Evening of Original and Classic
Argentine Tango Music and More

The popular FIRST FRIDAY events continue when the acclaimed Mauricio Najt Trio brings the romance of the Tango and more to the First Friday music concert series audience. Mauricio Najt graduated in piano and composition from the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Buenos Aires and has played an important role as a tango pianist in the New York tango scene since the 90's. He performed with the historical institution "Los Amigos del Tango", and later with the acclaimed "New York Tango Trio", along with bandoneonist Raul Jaurena and bassist Pablo Aslan, with whom he toured the United States, Europe and performed at the Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires in 2002. As a member of the Forever Tango orchestra, Luis Bravo's Tony winning production, he toured the US, Mexico, Japan and China. Other performance venue credits include: Panamerican Symphonic Orchestra; Midnight Summer Swing at Lincoln Center Plaza; Alice Tully Hall, The Montclair Art Museum; Brooklyn's Museum of Art and El Museo del Barrio in Manhattan. As pianist for Japanese tango diva Anna Saeki, he toured Japan and Hawaii, as well as arranging and recording traditional tangos and Asian folk songs. As a composer and arranger he has written music for independent films, documentaries and off-Broadway musical theater including Don Quixote, which was nominated for an ACE award. Recently he collaborated with Academy-Award winning film director Ang Lee, arranging and recording for the film Lust Caution. He has performed in several tango productions at Thalia Spanish Theatre in NYC and TEATRO Sí in New Jersey. He has also performed with the renowned Tito Castro's Tango Quartet and Hector del Curto's Eternal Tango Orchestra and in various tango productions in major cities in the USA.

To purchase tickets for this event:

For reservations and info call the TEATRO Sí box office at 908-301-9496 
Advance tickets are available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/180712
DIRECTIONS: GSP Exit 135(Westfield) Continue onto Central Ave past ShopRite on your right. Continue approx 2 miles on Central Ave and proceed under train trestle into downtown. Continue to 3rd left onto Quimby Street (at Subway shop on corner on your left). Galeria West is located on your left at 111 Quimby Street.
Ticket: $15 per person
                        
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FIRST FRIDAY MUSIC SERIES @ Galeria West TRIO PASIONAL
Friday, August 5, 2011 @ 7:00pm
Galeria West Art Gallery
111 Quimby Street, downtown Westfield, NJ

THE MONTHLY MUSIC SERIES CONCERT EVENT

The Mesmerizing Mestizo Music Traditions of Ecuador

The FIRST FRIDAY Music series continues with a special evening celebrating the mesmerizing mestizo music traditions of Ecuador with the acclaimed TRIO PASIONAL.
Trio Pasional consists of North American flutist Sharon Levin, Ecuadorian guitarist Louis Cardenas and Dominican guitarist Luis Polanco. These dynamic performers have been entertaining audiences in the New York metropolitan area and beyond for over 20 years. “The music of Pasional,” says Cardenas, “is representative of the various facets of Ecuadorian sentiments and cultures of many generations.” Another contribution has been made by Levin, first chair with the New Jersey Pops Orchestra, who he says, “has brought her classical training and sensitivity to these unique mestizo sounds, creating a remarkable listening experience for audiences.”
Luis Polanco brings with him a rich musical background. He has performed and led numerous salsa and merengue orchestras both in the U.S. and in his native Dominican Republic. He has performed in Mexico with the well-known Cuban group Cuco Valoi and his Orchestra. His virtuosity on the guitar adds greatly to the sound of Trio Pasional.
Luis Cardenas has been performing on the Spanish guitar since the age of fourteen and comes to share with us his wonderful interpretations of the “haunting” mestizo sounds of his native Ecuador.
Trio Pasional’s various CD music recording projects are dedicated to rain forest preservation. Cardenas and Levin, who taught and performed in Costa Rica, are strong environmentalists and hope that their music concerts will help raise awareness of the need to conserve the South American rain forest as well as the cultures that flourish there.

To purchase tickets for this event:

For reservations and info call the TEATRO Sí box office at 908-301-9496 
Advance tickets are available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/180714
DIRECTIONS: GSP Exit 135(Westfield) Continue onto Central Ave past ShopRite on your right. Continue approx 2 miles on Central Ave and proceed under train trestle into downtown. Continue to 3rd left onto Quimby Street (at Subway shop on corner on your left). Galeria West is located on your left at 111 Quimby Street.
Ticket: $15 per person
                        
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FIRST FRIDAY MUSIC SERIES @ Galeria West
ROBERT QUINTERO & FRIENDS
Friday, September 2, 2011
@ 7:00pm
Galeria West Art Gallery
111 Quimby Street, downtown Westfield, NJ

THE MONTHLY MUSIC SERIES CONCERT EVENT

An Evening of Hot Caribbean Latin Jazz and More with acclaimed percussionist Robert Quintero & his special guest artists

The popular monthly FIRST FRIDAY events continue with acclaimed percussionist Robert Quintero and Friends as they bring to you a special lively evening of Caribbean Latin Jazz and Salsa classics and original compositions.
Roberto Quintero was born in Caracas, Venezuela, where he was surrounded by Afro-Venezuelan and Afro-Cuban rhythms and music. His father, a respected composer, singer and percussionist in his native country tutored and encouraged Robert on percussion through his adolescent years. Roberto comes from a long line of outstanding musicians which includes his uncle Carlos Nene Quintero and cousin Luisito Quintero. Roberto studied at the conservatory of music in Caracas-Venezuela and with the Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil de Venezuela. His percussion technique soon garnered attention from his peers.
He became part of the acclaimed and popular music ensembles Grupo Madera and Oscar D'Leon, where he enjoyed worldwide exposure. Besides being known for his skillful congas ability, Roberto also plays bongos drum set, djembe, timbales and wide variety of assorted percussion instruments. His in demand technique has allowed him to perform with Dave Samuels, Dave Weckel, The Chicago Group, Bobby Watson, Bobby Sanabria, Steve Khan, Diana Schuur, Angelia Kijod, Miguel Zenon. Richard Bona, Gato Barbieri, Xavier Cugat Orchestra, David Sanchez, Roy Hargrove, David Sanchez, Eddie Palmieri, Jack de Johnette, RoyHaney, John Pattuchi, Marc Anthony, Timbalaye, Celia Cruz and many other high-profile music acts. Roberto is also dedicated to music education by conducting Latin jazz seminars and master classes in the United States and abroad.

To purchase tickets for this event:

For reservations and info call the TEATRO Sí box office at 908-301-9496 
Advance tickets are available online at www.BrownPaperTickets.com (enter FIRST FRIDAY Music Series @ Galeria West for event search) DIRECTIONS: GSP Exit 135(Westfield) Continue onto Central Ave past ShopRite on your right. Continue approx 2 miles on Central Ave and proceed under train trestle into downtown. Continue to 3rd left onto Quimby Street (at Subway shop on corner on your left). Galeria West is located on your left at 111 Quimby Street.
Ticket: $15 adult / $ 10 child
                        
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FFIRST FRIDAY MUSIC SERIES @ Galeria West TANGO de CARLOS GARDEL
Friday, October 7, 2011
@ 7:00pm Galeria West Art Gallery
111 Quimby Street, downtown Westfield, NJ

THE MONTHLY MUSIC SERIES CONCERT EVENT

Back By Popular Demand An Evening of the Tangos of Carlos Gardel & More with Acclaimed Vocalist & Actor CHRIS VASQUEZ

The popular FIRST FRIDAY Music Concert Series at the wonderfully intimate Galeria West Art Gallery continues with a special evening of the classic Tango music made popular by the iconic Argentine singer Carlos Gardel and more with acclaimed Tango vocalist Chris Vasquez.
From his hometown of Buffalo, New York to Buenos Aires, Argentina, Chris Vasquez has been recognized for his passionate interpretations of the tango.  The NY Argentine Consulate recently awarded Mr. Vasquez the honored prize of “Best Singer” at their International Tango Music Competition, and he was a finalist in the Medellín International Tango Festival Voice Competition.  He has performed in New York at the Museo del Barrio, The Spanish Institute, Americas Society, The Park Theatre in NJ, and at The National Building Museum in Washington, DC among others.  He has been guest soloist with the Long Island Symphony and The Americas Vocal Ensemble.  He has written and produced several tango shows including the celebrated The Son of Tango: A Tribute to Carlos Gardel.  As an actor, he has been seen in theater, film and TV in the USA and Spain and has toured in concert in Romania, Bulgaria, and China. Mr. Vasquez holds degrees from Tufts University and from the New England Conservatory of Music.
Space is limited. Reserve early! We hope you will join us often during the year to celebrate the arts in a unique setting. We recommend that you consider enjoying a fine meal before or after the concert at one of the fine eateries in quaint downtown Westfield. Most are located within a short walk from the gallery.

To purchase tickets for this event:

For reservations and info call the TEATRO Sí box office at 908-301-9496 
Advance tickets are available online at www.BrownPaperTickets.com (enter FIRST FRIDAY Music Series @ Galeria West for event search) DIRECTIONS: GSP Exit 135(Westfield) Continue onto Central Ave past ShopRite on your right. Continue approx 2 miles on Central Ave. Go under train trestle and continue to 3rd left onto Quimby Street at Cold Water Creek store on your left).
Galeria West is located on your left at 111 Quimby Street.
Ticket: $15 adult / $10 child

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FIRST FRIDAY @ GALERIA WEST Music Series ALI BELLO & THE SWEET WIRE PROJECT
Friday, November 4, 2011
@ 7:00pm
Galeria West Art Gallery
111 Quimby Street, downtown Westfield, NJ

THE MONTHLY MUSIC SERIES CONCERT EVENT

An Evening of Latin Jazz, Boleros, Bossa Nova & More...with Acclaimed Venezuelan Violinist ALI BELLO & THE SWEET WIRE PROECT Music Ensemble 

The popular First Friday Music Series at the Galeria West art gallery in downtown Westfield, NJ continues with a special evening of Latin Jazz, Boleros, Bossa Nova and More by acclaimed South American violinist Ali Bello and his Sweet Wire Project music ensemble.
Venezuelan born Alí Bello is a dazzling and versatile violinist whose music education started in “El Sistema” (The National System on Youth Orchestras of Venezuela) in his native country. In the mid 90’s Alí traveled to New York for his college education receiving Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Music Arts. It was during his years in college that Alí began contact with the jazz and Latin Jazz scene of the city and he ventured into new explorations of improvisational music and other styles. His talents and credits stretch beyond the realm of classical music, including jazz, pop, R&B, middle Eastern, flamenco, and especially the many styles of South American music - erasing the boundaries between classical, jazz and folkloric genres.
He has recorded, performed, toured, and collaborated with music figures that range from Tito Puente to Jay-Z as well as performed in Music Festivals in the United States, England, Australia, and The Caribbean Islands. He has been a member of such musical groups as the Latin Jazz Coalition, the Fania All-Star Band, and Orquesta Broadway as well as leading his own Afro-Latin groups, the Sweet Wire Project, and his Latin Jazz sextet The Latin Jazz Liaisons.
Along with this evening of fabulous music performance perhaps do plan to enjoy a fine meal and delicious desserts before or after the show at one of several dining establishments in downtown Westfield and the surrounding area. Most are located within walking distance from the gallery. Ali is joined in performance by Argentine guitarist Martín Moretto, acoustic bassist Eddy Khaimovich from Lithuania and Cuban rhythm influenced percussionist Nick Herman

To purchase tickets for this event:

For reservations and info call the TEATRO Sí box office at 908-301-9496 
Advance tickets are also available online at
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/207736
DIRECTIONS: GSP Exit 135(Westfield) Continue onto Central Ave past ShopRite on your right. Continue approx 2 miles on Central Ave. Go under train trestle into downtown and continue to 3rd left onto Quimby Street at Cold Water Creek store on your left).    Galeria West is located on your left at 111 Quimby Street.
Ticket: $15 adult / $10 child

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FIRST FRIDAY @ GALERIA WEST CELEBRA with COMPAS!
Friday, December 2, 2011
@ 7:00pm
Galeria West Art Gallery
111 Quimby Street, downtown Westfield, NJ

THE MONTHLY MUSIC SERIES CONCERT EVENT

A Special Evening of Latin American Music & Song
and More in Celebration of the Holiday Season
with Popular Music Ensemble COMPAS

The popular First Friday Music Series at the Galeria West art gallery in downtown Westfield, NJ continues with a special inter-active performance of Latin American Holiday music and song and more in celebration of the Spirit of the Season with members of the popular Compas music ensemble. Come enjoy this family friendly experience that includes the music traditions and innovations that people share at this special time of year as performed by this unique and lively group of artists.
COMPAS, which translates to Rhythm, founders Adrienne Riofrio and Dario Scholis have created an ensemble that performs popular Latin American compositions from a variety of genres. Bombo, Cuban Son, Cumbia, Ecuadorian Folk, Colombian Folk, Merengue, Bachata, Boleros, Cha-cha-cha and more are performed in a style that is reflective of popular gatherings of song by friends and families throughout Latin America.
Adrienne Riofrio grew up immersed in classical music and folkloric music from Ecuador, her parents' native country. When she relocated to New Jersey and started playing music with her cousin, Dario, COMPAS was born. Adrienne is fulfilling a dream of performing, and using her classical and folkloric violin training to express herself with COMPAS.
Musician and fine artist Dario Scholis, a native of Quito, Ecuador was influenced by his musician father and began playing guitar when he was 12 years old. By the age of 18 he was an in demand performer and guitar instructor.  He relocated to the United States in 1981 and has been a member of various music ensembles.
Adrienne and Dario are joined for this special CELEBRA WITH COMPAS Holiday music concert by accomplished artists; drummer Erik Feder, electric bassist Juan Pablo Gutierrez, percussionist and vocalist John Acevedo and percussionist Gabriel Scholis.
Along with this special evening of fabulous Holiday music performance perhaps do plan to enjoy a fine meal and delicious desserts before or after the show at one of several dining establishments in downtown Westfield and the surrounding area. Most are located within walking distance from the gallery.

To purchase tickets for this event:


For reservations and info call the TEATRO Sí box office at 908-301-9496 
Advance tickets are also available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/207750
DIRECTIONS: GSP Exit 135(Westfield) Continue onto Central Ave past ShopRite on your right. Continue approx 2 miles on Central Ave. Go under train trestle and continue to 3rd left onto Quimby Street at Cold Water Creek store on your left).                          
Galeria West is located on your left at 111 Quimby Street.
Ticket: $15 adult / $10 child

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20012 Season

 

A TASTE OF TANGO
Saturday, Feb 18, 2012
7:00pm to 11pm @ The Ballroom @ The Knights of Columbus of Westfield
2400 North Ave,     Scotch Plains, N.J.

THE MONTHLY MUSIC SERIES CONCERT EVENT

Celebrate the Spirit of Valentine’s Day with The Tango
The Acclaimed Tito Castro Tango Trio in Concert&
Dancers and Instructors Silvana Brizuela & Jose Fluk /
Carol Winick & Dante Polichetti 


Attention all lovers! Celebrate the spirit of Valentine’s Day with an elegant music and dance experience at the popular A Taste Of Tango event. This special event brings to you the essence of Tango by offering a chance to mingle with some of the best guest performers of this world acclaimed South American music and dance form!
The presentation begins with a Tango classics music concert performance by the Tito Castro Tango Trio with legendary Argentinean musician Maestro Tito Castro on bandoneon accompanied by violinist Franchinito Iwaki and bassist Thomas Kirchmer.
Enjoy the gifted dance interpretation demos by professional Tango dance couples during the evening as they meld with the sounds of the concert trio to recreate a passionate evening in Buenos Aires for all in attendance.
The experience includes a Tango dance lesson and practica for all that is perfect for beginners followed by a milonga or Tango dance party. Have fun learning the basics of Tango dance and also enjoy an included selection of tapas style appetizers, desserts and beverages.
Dress to impress for this unique event that transports you to a romantic evening in Buenos Aires! The experience is suited for both the novice as well as the more advanced aficionado of the Tango.

To purchase tickets for this event:


Call the TEATRO Sí box office at  908-301-9496 
Advance tickets available online at http://www.BrownPaperTickets.com/event/223772           

Ticket: $30 per person

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FIRST FRIDAY @ GALERIA WEST Music Series                         Harpist ENKI SEMÍRAMIS
Friday, March 2, 2012
@ 7:00pm
Galeria West Art Gallery
111 Quimby Street, downtown Westfield, NJ

A SPECIAL CONCERT EVENT

An Evening of the Melodies of Latin America & More with the remarkable Colombian Harp Soloist
ENKI SEMÍRAMIS in Concert



The popular FIRST FRIDAY Music Concert Series returns to the wonderfully intimate Galeria West Art Gallery with a dynamic evening of the melodies of Latin America and beyond as performed by acclaimed harp soloist Enki Semíramis.
A native of Colombia, Ms. Semiramis is characterized by her own musical style, always in an unconditional search for the recondite secrets of the harp and its melodies along with her respectful sense of musical ethics. She is an outstanding interpreter of the music from the Colombian plains and her musical aptitudes have their basis in her dedication and love for her instrument. Her efforts to make true a dream of accomplishing virtuosity in the performance of chosen pieces, satisfying the most demanding musical taste, takes us through different musical latitudes while allowing novelty and variety.
After getting involved with the cuatro (4 string instrument) and the maracas in 2003, she started her “Arpa Llanera” (Venezuelan harp) studies under the direction of Hildo Ariel Aguirre Daza at the Llano and Joropo Academy in Bogota, Colombia.            Enki Semiramis is a young talented artist who seeks to promote the “Arpa Llanera” as a solo interpreter. She possesses a selected repertory of music from different countries in Latin America and Europe, with emphasis in Colombian and Venezuelan folklore. Her in demand musical skills have allowed her to offer recent concerts performances on several stages in Colombia and United States including the Teatro Pedro de Heredia in Cartagena, Colombia; Miami Dade College; the Hotel Intercontinental in Dallas, Texas; and this TEATRO Sí encore performance, among others.

To purchase tickets for this event:

For reservations and info call the TEATRO Sí box office at 908-301-9496 
Advance tickets are available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/229174 
DIRECTIONS: GSP Exit 135(Westfield) Continue onto Central Ave past ShopRite on your right. Continue approx 2 miles on Central Ave and proceed under train trestle into downtown. Continue to 3rd left onto Quimby Street (at Subway shop on corner on your left).
Galeria West is located on your left at 111 Quimby Street.
Ticket: $15 per person


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ENCOUNTER ESPAÑOL with The PLAINFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & PEDRO JAVIER GONZÁLEZ
Saturday, March 10, 2012
7:00 PM @ The Crescent Ave Presbyterian Church, 716 Watchung Ave Plainfield N.J.

AN INSPIRING & CLASSIC PERFORMANCE

Presented in collaboration with Conductor Charles Prince & The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra
Direct from Barcelona, Spain “Spanish Guitar Master” Pedro Javier González


A very special concert experience comes to the stage at the inspiring Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, located in the historic section of Plainfield, NJ.  “Spanish Guitar Master” Pedro Javier González from Barcelona, Spain joins Conductor Charles Prince and the acclaimed Plainfield Symphony Orchestra for a performance of the highly acclaimed Juaquín Rodrigo composition Concierto de Aranjuez. The symphony will also perform the rhythmic Three Cornered Hat Suite by Spanish composer Manuel de Falla.
Pedro Javier Gonzalez is a musician, composer, arranger and producer from Barcelona who possesses a unique and particular guitar language; he is capable of performing flamenco in its purest essence in the modern day fusion style. He has been called “a musician in capital letters and one of the most talented in the flamenco style.
Performing throughout Europe and receiving several awards in the flamenco genre, he entered the musical panorama accompanying great performers like Toti Soler, Joan Manuel Serrat, Victoria de los Ángeles, El Último de la Fila and Manolo García, among others. He has performed at major festivals sharing the program with artists like B.B. King, Pat Methany, Paco de Lucía, Keziah Jones, John Williams and Tomatito. A music concert event not to be missed!                                                  

To purchase tickets for this event:


Order tickets online at www.PlainfieldSymphony.org
or call 908-561-5140 
For directions visit www.CrescentOnline.org

For more event information call TEATRO Sí at 908-301-9496                 

Artist information at www.PedroJavierGonzalez.com
Tickets: Reserved seating: $45 – General Admission: $25 –
Seniors/Students: $15 – Children under 12 admitted free                                                                       


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FIRST FRIDAY @ GALERIA WEST Music Series                         Traditions of Andean Music with PEPE SANTANA & Members of INKHAY
Friday, May 4, 2012
@ 7:00pm
Galeria West Art Gallery
111 Quimby Street, downtown Westfield, NJ

A SPECIAL CONCERT EVENT

An Evening of The Traditions of South American Andean Music with acclaimed musician PEPE SANTANA & Members  of the INKHAY Folk Group in Concert

Pepe Santana is an Ecuadorian-born musician who continues to spread his life long passion in the world of the musical traditions of the Andes Mountains.                  
Mr. Santana performs on over two dozen types of native wind instruments (flutes, pan-pipes and whistles) and a variety of string instruments (charangos, mandolins, bandurria, tiple and guitars). His emphasis in ancient sounds and rhythms has defined him as a true spokesperson of traditional Andean music.
In 1995, he participated in the Apprenticeship Program of the NJSCA as a master folk musician. He has participated in major folk festivals in the United States and Canada. For twelve years, he participated as an artist in residence at the National Museum of the American Indian - Smithsonian Institution in New York City, and has delivered numerous workshops on wind instrument making. These workshops have been well received at the New York Museum of Natural History and Hostos Community College.
Pepe is the founder and director of the music group INKHAY (Quechua verb meaning, "to tend the fire").  Its members are the interpreters of the traditional music from the Andes Mountains of Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador.
Pepe has also appeared on several television shows such as the Shining Time Station (Ch. 13), Where in the World is Carmen San Diego (Ch. 13), Visiones (NBC TV), New York Ahora (Ch. 41), and several others. He has also been heard on several radio programs such as New York Kids (WNYC-FM) and Around New York (WNYC-FM).                                       

To purchase tickets for this event:


For reservations and info call the TEATRO Sí box office at 908-301-9496 
Advance tickets are available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/241830
DIRECTIONS: GSP Exit 135(Westfield) Continue onto Central Ave past ShopRite on your right. Continue approx 2 miles on Central Ave and proceed under train trestle into downtown. Continue to 3rd left onto Quimby Street (at Subway shop on corner on your left).                                                                               
Galeria West is located on your left at 111 Quimby Street.
Ticket: $15 adult / $10 child


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FLAMENCO Sí Concert & Dinner Experience
Friday, May 11, 2012
8:00 PM @ The Windsor Diner Atrium Room
1030 Raritan Road, Clark, N.J.

THE PASSION OF FLAMENCO PURO!

CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND!
Join acclaimed singer David Castellano and Members of the FLAMENCO Sí Company in concert for an authentic evening of the passionate Flamenco music and dance of Spain!

Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend when event themed cuisine and the passion of Spanish Flamenco music and dance come to the intimate Atrium Room venue at the Windsor Diner in Clark, NJ. Acclaimed singer David Castellano and the FLAMENCO Sí cast of guest dancers and musicians bring a special tablao concert performance to the stage at this wonderfully intimate and elegant venue. Come celebrate life with the expressive Flamenco as it takes on a new character and exposes the audience to the warmth of the human spirit as expressed through music and dance by these talented artists. The body movements and the facial expressions join with the artistry of the musicians and singers to create a spectacle that is a treat for both the eye and the soul. Come experience an evening of Spanish gypsy culture with the cast of this captivating music and dance celebration! The experience includes an authentic Spanish style entrée choice, dessert and a beverage. Reserve your tickets early!                                     

To purchase tickets for this event:

Call The Windsor Diner at 732-382-7755
or the TEATRO Sí box office at  908-301-9496
Advance tickets available online at                                      http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/243589 
For venue information & directions visit www.TheWindsordiner.com  
Ticket:$39.95 per person (including entrée, dessert & beverage) 

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