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Saturday, September 12, 2015 // 7:00 PM

Fringe Arts Performance – El Carro del Amor and Soprano Meets Contrabass

$20 for each individual show

$35 with a purchase to see both shows

 – Use discount code: Soprano/Cart

Purchase Tickets HERE

7PM - El Carro del Amor

9PM - Soprano Meets Contrabass

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“El Carro Del Amor,” a bilingual multimedia theatrical spectacular written by and starring Ana María Ruimonte and featuring “profane” songs of 17th Century Spain accompanied in performance
by a baroque chamber orchestra, each song introduced by a short play set in a different part of the country during Spain’s “Golden Century.”

Ana María Ruimonte, “the Spanish Mezzo&Soprano” sings baroque theatrical love songs accompanied live by musicians with period instruments, while in the background are projected scenes from the paintings and photographs of surviving landscapes that transport the audience into the Siglo de Oro – the Spanish Golden Century.FRINGECARRO1
The Cart of Love uses elaborate period costumes based directly on characters depicted in paintings from 17th Century Spain. A multimedia composition accompanies the original stories with puppets which act out adult themes of love. The stories educate the audience in an entertaining way about life in 17th Century Spain and explore the adult themes of love, loss and jealousy. They make it possible for the audience to understand the various family situations and conflicts and passions of love. Much of the theatrical presentation and the lyrics are in Spanish. The multimedia include English subtitles for a truly bilingual,multicultural experience.


Soprano Meets Contrabass

Ana María Ruimonte,  joins jazz bassist Alan Lewine to present eight centuries of music in a little over one hour. 

With a multinational, bilingual mix of ancient Sephardic and Spanish medieval and Baroque songs and opera, lieder, zarzuela, chachachá and boleros, Lewine’s originals and contemporary classical compositions, they mix her classical voice with his jazz sensibility and flamenco fire into everything they play.  Over the last year they have appeared to great reviews in the US, throughout Spain, and in the Netherlands, Belgium and Israel with various percussionists from Spain, US, Ghana and Brazil as guest.  Ana María has appeared on several CDs on Deutsche Grammophon and other labels, including her own Owlsong where a couple preview tracks by SMC appeared on the “Sampler” release last year.  Their first CD as Soprano Meets Contrabass will be out soon.
Our special guest on percussion here: Shawn Hennessey.
“You’ve never heard anything like this before.”
“8 centuries of music in about an hour!”