WORLD RENOWNED FLAMENCO GUITARIST BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND TO PERFORM AT MARKETPLACE ON MEADOW DRIVE
René Heredia Appearing December 26-30, 2009

 

VAIL, CO (December 21, 2009) – Continue celebrating the joy of the season with the world renowned Flamenco guitarist and Spanish Gypsy dance master René Heredia. Heredia will perform two shows a night for five nights in the intimate setting of the Café and Bistro at Marketplace on Meadow Drive.
 
Heredia’s first engagement at Marketplace in April was met with rave reviews.  The Marketplace on Meadow Drive is honored to welcome Heredia back.  Make plans now to bring your entire family for a light dinner, tapas, crepes, cocktails, wine and much more.
 
Heredia is at the forefront of his craft and is no stranger to Colorado. He has performed at 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.  Heredia is also a recipient of the Colorado Governor’s and Denver Mayor’s awards for excellence. His list of recognition, acclaim and international and national accolades and achievements span his long impressive career.

“The guitar playing of René Heredia is in the finest tradition of flamenco, creating a flaming intensity that cannot fail to arouse.”
—Denver Post
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 René the secrets of Flamenco around his mother’s kitchen table.
 
“…Brilliant...phenomenal…exciting virtuoso.”
—Variety
His international recognition came when he was seventeen and Flamenco dancer Carmen Amaya selected him to be her lead guitarist. He toured many years with Amaya performing the major capitals of Europe and the United States. He was also lead guitarist for the Spanish dancer José Greco.


“To truly savor flamenco’s artistic essence, one has to experience it live with Gitano masters like guitarist René Heredia…” —Bay Area News

While living in Paris, Heredia’s album Alborada Flamenca was awarded the prestigious Gran Prix de Disque of France. In the United States he has performed solo concerts at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York City, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and myriad radio and television appearances. 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 US 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 audience wouldn’t let him quit.”
—Los Angeles Times
Two performances will be held each night Saturday, December 26th through Wednesday, December 30th 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.
 
“René Heredia is a brilliant guitarist.”
—Walter Terry, New York Saturday Review

About René Heredia
Rene Heredia is a leading figure in the development of Flamenco Guitar and Dance in the United States.  He has contributed as a performer, teacher, choreographer, educator, mentor, composer and recording artist. For more information, please visit www.reneheredia.com.