Noche De Pasion Show Spanish Guitar
David Maldonado’s “NOCHE DE PASION”-
100 years of Spanish guitar in one passionate night!
Take a musical journey through Spain, Morocco, Egypt, and beyond exploring the romance, emotion, and the passion of the Spanish Guitar. Reflecting the new generation of Spanish composers, guitar maestro David Maldonado performs 100 Years of Spanish Guitar, featuring original Spanish compositions and re-worked pieces dating back to the early 1900s by legendary composers Geronimo Jimenez, Sabicas (Godfather of Flamenco), and even selections by Agustin Barrios in a string quartet setting.
David Maldonado’s “Noche de Pasion” features everything from a solo guitar, to a string quartet, to a full band and cast of dancers coloring the stage. Portrayed through highly skilled musicians and dancers, exploring the history of the Spanish guitar and the deep emotions evoked by its music.
David Maldonado is a true master of the Spanish guitar, marrying incredible guitar technique with the showmanship of a natural born performer. Maldonado's proficiency of Spanish guitar styles includes flamenco, classical and modern, along with challenging styles of rasqueado, a precise rapid strumming pattern using all the fingers of the right hand, and picados, which feature lightning-fast guitar scales. A true guitar virtuoso, Maldonado has brought his crowd-pleasing music across the globe, and has released four albums of music in a variety of Spanish guitar traditions.
Joining David are the exquisite dancers Linda Cevallos, Cristina Hall and others. Linda Cevallos (Dancing with the Stars) has performed all over the world with artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Reba McEntire and is currently on tour with Smokey Robinson. Cristina Hall (Artistic Director/performer in El Sonido del Silencio) is a renowned flamenco dancer who has studied with the acclaimed Eva Yerbabuena, Farruquito, Antonio Canales, and currently teaches and performs Flamenco in Sevilla, Spain. These performers, as well as the other phenomenally talented musicians were handpicked by David Maldonado to accurately demonstrate the growth and change of the Spanish Guitar styles and traditions spanning from the early 1900’s to present day.