Flamenco guitarist coming to Vail
VAIL, Colorado ” The magic of Flamenco comes to Vail, Colorado as internationally-acclaimed Flamenco guitarist and Spanish gypsy dance master Rene Heredia will perform a special four-night engagement at Marketplace on Meadow Drive April 7-10. Spanish legend Sabicas called Heredia “the most sensational Flamenco guitarist in the United States.”
Heredia was raised with the guitar. He began his training with his father, a Gitano Puro (pure Gypsy). He remembers always having a house full of Flamencos including Carlos Montoya, Vincente and Mario Escudero, Sabicas and many more. They all became close friends of the family. Sabicas would help teach Heredia the secrets of Flamenco around his mother’s kitchen table.
He has played command performances for royalty such as Price Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco, Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia, Queen Noor of Jordan, and dignitaries including U.S. Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter.
Recently he was a guest artist and lead guitarist with Stewart Copeland, a founder of The Police, in his international and United States tour dubbed The Rhythmatists. The Colorado Performing Arts Center has named Heredia as the musical director for its upcoming performance of the play “Romeo and Juliet” set in early colonial California times.
At home in Colorado, in addition to scores of concerts and appearances both public and private, he has performed “Alborada Gitana,” his own symphony composition and Flamenco suite for guitar and orchestra at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with the Denver Symphony Orchestra and the Denver Chamber Orchestra.
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The Marketplace on Meadow Drive will welcome Heredia for four nights of Flamenco guitar. Two performances will be held each night April 7 through 10 at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Reservations are accepted but not required. There is no cover charge.
Marketplace on Meadow Drive is located at One Willow Bridge Road in the center of Vail Village, at the corner of Meadow Drive and Willow Bridge Road, just north of International Bridge. From the main Vail parking structure and transportation center, walk one-half block west on Meadow Drive.