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March 26, 2010

Spring Special Engagement Featuring René Heredia at Marketplace on Meadow Drive
René Heredia Appearing March 31 - April 4, 2010

The captivating sounds of world renowned Flamenco guitarist, René Heredia, will again fill the Café and Bistro at Marketplace on Meadow Drive this spring. Heredia will perform two shows a night from March 31st to April 3rd and a special Easter Sunday April 4th matinee performance.

This is Heredia’s third engagement at Marketplace. Both locals and visitors alike have praised his performance in this intimate setting. This family friendly event also features the award-winning tapas, crepes, cocktails, wine and more from the Marketplace.

“Rene brings an energy and passion to his performances that are unmatched,” said Bob McNichols, owner of Marketplace on Meadow Drive. “We are honored to welcome him back this spring to once again showcase his world renowned talents.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

Two performances will be held each night for this special three night engagement from Wednesday, March 31st through Saturday, April 3rd at 7 and 8:30 p.m. The April 4th Easter Sunday Matinee will begin at 11 a.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.



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