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
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*
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!!