Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Thursday's Art & Music Lineup

Thursday presents many options for visitors and expats to enjoy Costa Rican art and music, as well as works from Central American, Carribean artists. Start at 5 p.m. and enjoy for the rest of the evening. 

Music to Close the Afternoon - Teatro Nacional
The National Theater offers Thurs. early evening performances  for the low price of 1,000 colones. The Orchestra of the University of Costa Rica will perform from 5 - 6 p.m., and will be presenting the most notable and admired work by Italian composer, Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): The four seasons. Guest violinist,  Eva Liebhaber will join the group in this important Baroque period performance. 

Art Opening, MADC, - La Esperanza (Hope)
The Museum of Contemporary Art will open its new exhibition this Thurs. at 6:00 p.m. Works of 28 artists from Central America and the Carribean will be on display exploring this very basic human emotion: Hope. We'll see an analysis of this concept, it's virtues, weaknesses and contradictions, stepping away from our everyday unilateral view of this simple, yet extremely complex experience. 

All Star Concert of Costa Rican Musicians - Jazz Cafe, Escazu
Again, I don't usually cover Escazu, but the occasional event warrants coverage due to its significance to overall culture in Costa Rica. 

Married musicians, Juan Carlos Ureña y Jeana Paul-Ureña will be performing songs from their new album, Space of Light. These 12 songs take a musical journey through sound, beyond political or geographical borders, are backed by some of Costa Rica's best musicians, and produced by vocalist, pianist and composer María Pretiz. 

The couple will be joined by many of the artists recorded on this CD including 2 time grammy winner Wálter Flores and standout guitarist Bernal Villegas. Also in the lineup are Gerardo Mora, Marco Navarro, Checko D’Ávila, Óscar López Salaberry and singers Rocío Morera y Elena Zelaya. 5,000 colones, 9:30 p.m.

Barrio Bird offers walking tours of San Jose. If you are a visitor or have lived here for some time, there is always a new way to see the city. View tours or make a reservation by emailing or calling 8926-9867

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