The Santa Monica Symphony will present a free flamenco guitar and dance workshop this Sunday, Jan. 8, at Virginia Avenue Park’s Thelma Terry Performance Space.
The event starts at 4 p.m. and will feature demonstrations and discussion by Los Angeles-based guitarist/composer Adam del Monte and dancer Vanessa Acosta.
The event is supported by grants from the James Irvine Foundation and Herb Alpert Foundation.
This workshop is part of the Symphony’s larger focus on flamenco and folklorico traditions over the next two years.
On Jan. 15, the Symphony will premiere Paisajes, del Monte’s newest flamenco concerto at a free concert at the SGI Auditorium, located at 525 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica.
The Virginia Avenue workshop is designed to prepare audiences for the premiere and introduce them to flamenco musical and dance traditions.
Virginia Avenue Park is located at 2200 Virginia Ave., Santa Monica.
For more information, call 310.395.6330 or visit www.smsymphony.org.