Dear Friends of the Horseshoe Theatre-Monett,
This is a last minute reminder for your
chance to see our
last two GREAT shows
for the year 2010.
Saturday June 19th at 2 pm yes that's 2 (two) pm,
ALAN YOUNG & Friends
will be performing a Fund Raiser for
the Horseshoe Theatre and me
to pay some outstanding bills and
I will be closing the Horseshoe
for the rest of the year
with plans to reopen
next year in May of 2011.
for this special Fundraiser will be
and 9 time Award Winning Dobro Player
the public is invited and
This Special Show will be FREE
(but Donations are gratefully accepted)
In any case we want everyone to attend
that has the time to enjoy this talented young man
and his friends, especially families
that may not ordinarily be able to afford
to take the whole family to a show
during these tough economic times.
Come and enjoy this exciting and energetic FREE Show.
that same evening
At 7pm - is
American Master of the Flamenco Guitar
An Unforgettable Experience of the Soul-Stirring
Gypsy Music of Spain
Sponsored by the
Barry / Lawrence Regional Libraries &
The Horseshoe Theatre -
with Funding Assistance
from the Missouri Arts Council
FLAMENCO GUITAR: "A miracle of natural art."
A lone guitarist sits on the stage. Equipped with only six silent strings and
his love and respect for an ancient folklore, he weaves a musical tapestry
recognized the world over as Flamenco - the heartbeat of Spain.
Flamenco is the traditional folk art of Southern Spain, where
singing, dancing and guitar playing are a way of life.
It is a distillation of centuries of cultural influences in Spain,
from the religious chants of the Moslems and Jews to the songs and
dance rhythms of the Spanish Gypsies whose ancestral home was Northern India.
The blending of Oriental and Western styles gives Flamenco music
an incredible range of expression.
Flamenco guitar solos are of comparatively recent origin.
By the early 1900's the Gypsies had fashioned an unwritten guitar music,
which according to the great Spanish composer
Manuel De Falla, is "One of the miracles of natural art."
In this concert art form, the guitarist develops variations on themes
as well as spontaneous improvisations within the strict traditional patterns
of the Flamenco songs and dances.
The solo artist combines classical guitar techniques with intricate Flamenco rolls,
finger percussion, and syncopated strumming.
These distinctive techniques serve to illuminate the authentic mood
and emotions of each palo or song form.
Mr. Radford follows the musical wisdom of the Spanish Gypsies
who taught him, "One must have the music in his heart
before he can play it on the strings."
The great Mario Escudero said, "Flamenco is an unlimited art
whose boundaries can be constantly extended if proper care is taken
to preserve the purity of the styles and rhythms.
Flamenco is not a mystery; it is an art. Like all arts, there are no mysteries
which study and dedication will not reveal to those who love it."
When performed by a master guitarist, this elegant and noble art
has a compelling impact. It is accepted in concert halls around the world
because, like all great art forms, Flamenco evokes those human emotions,
from pathos to joy, shared by all mankind.
Please forward this information
to any of your friends you think
might enjoy this day.
Both Shows are
Saturday June 19th at the
Monett City Hall Auditorium
Fifth & Bond
Horseshoe Theatre - Monett
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you there.