Corazón del Bolero
by Classic Theatre of San Antonio

Mar. 20 - Mar. 22, 2015

 José Rubén De León pays tribute to male and female bolero composers from Cuba, Puerto Rico and México. El Corazón del Bolero is the latest musical offering from the creators of the highly acclaimed SIMPLEMENTE LARA, a tribute to Mexican composer, Agustín Lara. The collection of boleros offers solace, company and warmth to the heart and are like a single song, a sentimental tour, that travels through the various stages of love.  With Aaron Ellington Prado, pianist, and George Prado, bassist.

Since 1992, actor-playwright-musician JOSÉ RUBÉN DE LEÓN has created and performed one-man dramas - Mark's Gospel: A Drama of Hope; St. Francis of Assisi: A Musical; and El Encuentro: Juan Diego y la Virgen de Guadalupe,  Lorca, a one-man drama based on the life and work of Spain's best-known poet, Federico García Lorca,  and Simplemente Lara, a tribute to the life and music of Mexican composer Agustín Lara.  

 DR. AARON ELLINGTON PRADO began classical piano study at age 7 and added formal jazz study in high school, attending the prestigious Stanford Jazz Workshop where faculty included masters like McCoy Tyner, Art Farmer, and Ray Brown.  In May 2014, Prado received a Doctor of Musical Arts with jazz performance specialty from  the University of Texas Austin's Butler School of Music. 

GEORGE PRADO has been a bassist, band leader and educator for more than 40 years in San Antonio. His credits include gigs with Jim Cullum's Jazz Band, Cab Calloway, Eartha Kitt, Mose Allison, Chuck Berry and Clifford Scott. George's own jazz ensemble, The Regency Jazz Band founded in 1982, has performed at Jazz' SAlive, and the Texas Jazz Festival in Corpus Christi. 

Ciick to read feature by Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-New, March 15

Video from the 2010 performance of Simplement Lara:



Corazón del Bolero
by José Reubén de León
Classic Theatre of San Antonio

March 20 - March 22, 2015
Classic Theatre of San Antonio
1924 Fredericksburg Road
San Antonio, TX, 78201

March 20 and 21 at 8 p.m. at the Classic Theatre space; Sunday, March 22 at 3 p.m.

For information call 210 589-8450

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