Guitar maestro David Maldonado, who, according to his biography, is one of the last remaining Flamenco composers worldwide, presents Noche de Pasión - 100 Years of Spanish Guitar together with the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra, at Reuther High School, located at the corner of 58th Street and Sheridan Road in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Saturday, February 25th at 7:30pm. Tickets are available online through the Kenosha Symphony website here.
Raised in a family where playing music was as natural as breathing, Maldonado's early influences encompassed a broad range of classical music. By the age of eight, he was already an accomplished violinist, immersed in the world of Bach, Vivaldi, and Mozart. And, by the age of fourteen, he was performing classical guitar concerts in the Southwest United States. It was during his teenage years that he discovered Flamenco. His music reflects the beauty and structure inherent in traditional composition, at the same time bringing forth the passion, upbeat rhythms and fascinating gypsy scales redolent of Flamenco. The combination of these, along with his incredible stage energy and motivational storytelling, invokes a passionate response from audiences of all ages.
David Maldonado - Noche de Pasión
Maldonado's latest album entitled, "Davicas", was released September 20th, 2016, and embraces powerful Storytelling where he shares his soul, passion, and pain through song. "Davicas" was a Hot Shot Debut at #2 on the Billboard World Music Chart for the week of October 8, 2016, and has enjoyed a total of 7 weeks on the Billboard World Music Chart since its release.
Noche de Pasión - 100 Years of Spanish Guitar will also feature the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra which is engaging, educating, inspiring and has been enhancing the cultural environment of Southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois for more than 75 years. The Kenosha Symphony Orchestra strives for excellence in its music selection, performances, and outreach to Kenosha families, and endeavors to make quality music a part of its community. Reuther High School, located at the corner of 58th Street and Sheridan Road in Kenosha, is the current home of the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra. This historic building features a neo-classic auditorium of 1,400 seats with commissioned original oil paintings by Chicago artist Gustave Brandt, including a 44-foot fresco over the proscenium symbolizing Kenosha history over a century, with emphasis on the arts and sciences.
"My music has come full circle from the original composition to the Symphony," explains Maldonado. "We are creating history on so many musical fronts by being one of the last Spanish Composers on the planet. I am humbled and honored to be able to record my legacy in history with the Kenosha Symphony."
Saturday, February 25th, 2017
Kenosha Community Foundation presents
Noche de Pasión - 100 Years of Spanish Guitar featuring
Kenosha Symphony Orchestra
Reuther High School
913 57th Street
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53140
Tickets: Kenosha Symphony website here