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Bolero 2010: classic music, romantic tradition, timeless allure

The Hispanic Heritage Society presents Bolero 2010, a major showcase and a great musical review in two acts, celebrating singers and ccmposers greatest hits.

The show is scheduled at 7 p.m. Saturday Feb. 27 at

 the San Antonio Playhouse. Tickets are $20 in advance at the Playhouse and Medlar's Jewelry. Details: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it www.hispanicheritagesociety.org (210) 822-3247

The list of performers includes Voces de San Antonio, Nataly Peña, Emanuel Zapata, Hector Hernandez, Maria Isabel Leon, Cesar De La Cruz, Ballroom Dancers Jack & Veronica, Musical Arrangements Jorge Infante and Artistic Director and Musical Design: Cristina Ortega. Special Appearance: Rosalinda Risso

Details: Bolero 2010: classic music, romantic tradition, timeless allure

According to informaiton provided by Cristina Ortega, HHS organizer, the bolero originated in the 1700s as a dance style, the sensuality and brightness of the rhythm stayed across the time to be part of the classical repertoire.
 
In the 1930s in all Latin America the radio introduced a new style of the romantic song. Great composers like Agustín Lara (Mexico), Oswaldo Farrés (Cuba), Rafael Hernández “El Jibarito” (Puerto Rico), were using and imposing this new romantic expression, it was called “Bolero.”

Until today, famous singers, trios, orchestras and audiences make possible the presence of boleros in all different styles: romantic, tropical, ranchero and ballades.

Left, Rosalinda Risso, courtesy www.rosalindarisso.com