A Night in Madrid

  • August 30, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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The dynamic musicians of Mercury perform a fun and lively evening of music influenced by Spain, featuring Boccherini’s guitar showpiece, Fandango, and his colorful musical depiction of the bustling streets of Madrid.


The Fandango was developed in the 18th Century as a dance for couples. You can sing or dance the Fandango and it is normally accompanied by a guitar and either castanets or hand-clapping ('Palmas').

The Fandango music is characterised by the lyrics which are made up of eight syllable lines, the use of castanets and the descending pattern of the chords (A minor - G - F - E). The singing in a Fandango follows a 'cante' structure and is often bipartite. It consists of four of five verses of eight syllable lines. Occasionally the first verse is repeated.

Boccherini: String Sextet Op. 23 #4
Soler: Fandango
Boccherini: Night Music in the Streets of Madrid
Boccherini: Fandango for Guitar and Strings

General FREE seating on the Hill (Bring bug spray...folding chairs & blankets etc. to sit on)


Parking Lot C, previously accessible off Hermann Park Drive has been replaced with a NEW PARKING LOT, located off Hermann Drive with entrances at Crawford and Jackson Streets. 

Limited parking is available in and around Park/Theatre area.
In order to help alleviate the heavy traffic around area, we highly encourage our visitors to park at the Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza parking lot.
Metro Light rail stop Rice U/Hermann Park is a convenient walk from the theatre.

*Carpooling, is a good option for this event*

Meeting Area:

Meet BETWEEN (7-7:15pm) at the Bench area, in front of Concessions Stands!! We will post "Locations" markers, as to where we are located!! If you post to the Meetup group online....

You can pack and bring dinner, snacks, drinks. You can bring alcohol, but please be discreet. Miller doesn't allow glass bottles. 

>Time and place are subject to change... Please check back before the meetup, to make sure you have the latest information!!

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  • Didi

    Had a nice time...thank you!

    2 · August 31

    • Ax

      Thanks to everyone who came out to show...It was nice meeting everyone! I saw some new faces. Hope you enjoyed meeting each other. Looking forward to future events!!

      September 1

  • esin

    Thank you Ax

    3 · August 31

  • Andrew S

    Nice evening, enjoyed the company, enjoyed the show, enjoyed the weather. Thanks to all

    August 31

  • Shaun G.

    I was there and it was a beauitful evening ... But was not sure were the group was ? But had a nice time by myself :)

    2 · August 31

  • SaintClare M.

    well on to getting drinks.:thank,for the opportunity

    August 30

  • SaintClare M.

    No real way of telling whp from who so I just sit back here

    August 30

  • SaintClare M.

    Is there still room down there?

    August 30

    • Ax


      August 30

  • Cali

    Wonderful orchestra! Lovely weather! We're having a great time:)

    2 · August 30

  • SaintClare M.

    I'm way in the back. .no chair

    August 30

  • rej r y.

    I am here guy.. How can I find anyone in this nice crowd.. Please text if can.. [masked]

    August 30

  • jagdish

    Where r u guys sitting?

    August 30

    • Ax

      Couple feet...at chair/blanket borderline...Behind concrete wall!!

      August 30

  • Dewan

    This was supposed to be my meetup event. But some other works does not go as planned today. So can't make it there. Enjoy!

    August 30

  • Gary S.

    Sounds like a fun event but I will be in Kerrville for a music festival. Enjoy. Hats off to Ax who has been doing some cool events - keep up the good work.

    2 · July 30

    • Ax

      I'm here...wearing black polo shirt, blue jeans...sitting near bench/tables, under pine trees!!

      August 30

    • Ax

      As of now...plenty of parking available at zoo parking lot!!!

      August 30

  • Diana

    Not sure bc I have to pack for an am flight. If get done early will do.

    1 · August 30

  • Kerstin

    I might be a little late, but I'll try to be there by 7:30 pm

    August 30

  • Kelly B.

    Something came up & I won't be able to make it. Looking forward to the next event & meeting everyone.

    August 30

  • billwho

    I work late tonight, I will be late, so please do not wait I will be ok

    August 30

  • Patty V.

    Is this a ticketed event? (picked up that morning) Or can we just go that evening? How does the weather forecast look?

    August 29

  • Tracey M.

    Sounds like a great time but I will be in Florida. Looking forward to new events!

    1 · August 15

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