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Throughout 2016-17 the Consort had a wonderful  celebration of the art of Enric Gran ados, and though we'll never say goodbye to this great composer, we are now in preparation for our new season. On our agenda this spring is "Granados Argentina! --Music, Poetry, and Tango ".  In summer and fall  we present "A Night in Spain"--a festive evening of music, dance, and cuisine,  and  "Justice Poets of Spain"--paying homage to the poets of the Spanish Civil War, with  special emphasis on the poetry and music of Garcia Lorca. We'll also be part of a special program of French song and history to accompany an exhibition of original Parisian watercolors by Copley artist Gary Tucker.   

         See our event details below and join our email list for 
   personal updates. 
 We look forward to sharing with you!  

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Argentina  Pasión! 

Music, Poetry and Tango 

Friday, May 4, 2018 8:00 PM
The Democracy Center
     45 Mt. Auburn Street     
Cambridge, Ma 02145

The Consort travels to South America to bring you  the passionate culture of Argentina.
Mezzo-soprano Clara Sandler sings traditional and classical music of her native land,  poet Beatriz Alba del Rio reads from her original poetry, and Tango dancer Silvana Brizuela performs and leads us in a dance party. Kick up your heels and learn some basic tango steps while enjoying refreshments.

Admission $15 through Brown Paper Tickets (beginning April 4th)
(The Democracy Center is partially handicapped-accessed

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Paris Under the Stars   
Music and Watercolor

Saturday, June 30, 2018 
7:00 PM Doors Open for Viewing Watercolors
8:00 Concert Begins
Kaji Aso Studio  40 St Stephen St.
   Boston 02145      

An exhibition of exquisite watercolors of Paris done by Copley artist Gary Tucker accompanied by French song and engaging historical lecture.  With Patrick Leehey, historian,  soprano Jean Danton, and pianist Linda Papatopoli.

Suggested donation $15 includes refreshments

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The Writers' Cafe presents the Boston Arts Consort in

Garcia Lorca and the Justice Poets of Spain 
 In readings, historical background, and music


Wednesday, July 11, 2018   
 Provincetown Public Library
356 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
Admission is free

 A very special program that celebrates  the art and courage of the poets in Spain during the Spanish Civil War, and the special part the people of Provincetown played in this history. Emphasis will be on Garcia Lorca, who was not only a poet but a musician and arranger of Spanish folk song. We will also cover the beautiful poetry of Antonio Machado and Miguel Hernandez.

Barcelona cultural lecturer Margarita Compos give sbackdrop to the poets' lives and the historical times. Director and pianist Linda Papatopoli offers words regarding the people of Provincetown who were part of this history. Mezzo-soprano Clara Sandler performs Lorca's beautiful music as well as songs based on the poetry of Machado and Hernandez and a special composition by Spanish composer Silvia San Miguel. Poetry will be read in both Spanish and English by Ms. Compos and Donal O'Sullivan, known to many as the concierge on the Provincetown fast-ferry.

The program culminates with everyone singing "Anda Jaleo", the song of the revolutionaries.

Refreshments will be served.

(The library is handicapped-accessed.)
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                                                 Coming Spring 2019!
                      
               A NIGHT IN SPAIN
   A festive evening of music,  dance, and cuisine 

Spiegel Auditorium
Cambridge Center for Adult Education
Brattle Street, Cambridge MA 02145

We'll set the scene in old Madrid and invite you to be part of Zarzuela (Spain's unique opera form) with music, poetry and dance--and fabulous food made by Chef Luis De Haro. We end with a flamenco party under the stars!

$20 admission  includes full program and food
(The Cambridge Center is fully-handicapped accessed.)

Stay tuned for date and time for this wonderful event or join our mailing list for all updates.!