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Lorca, the Endless Light

  • Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)

Lorca, the Endless Light, celebrates Spanish poet and playwright Federico García Lorca, exploring an intense dialogue between his texts and Jazz music.

The show will merge Lorca’s work with Jazz compositions, exploring the tensions between love and death, desire and repression, in Lorca’s world, with Lorca’s female characters (Yerma, Bernarda Alba, La novia, Mariana Pineda, doña Rosita, etc.) taking center stage.

“Lorca, the endless light” is presented by Lorca’s Quintet, featuring Gary Thomas, world renowned saxophonist who’s played with the likes of Miles Davis, Jack DeJohnette and John McLaughlin, along with Blake Meister, one of the area’s most active bass players, and Mike Benjamin, an outstanding guitarist in his own right makes this work come to fruition. Texts from Lorca’s plays and poems will be read, In English and Spanish, by Luz Nicolas, a Spanish actress whose work in professional theater encompasses over twenty years, and Diego Del Pozo, Assistant Professor in the Foreign Languages Department at Towson University.

Lorca’s Quintet: 

  • Gary Thomas: Saxophone
  • Michael Benjamin: Guitar
  • Blake Meister: Bass
  • Luz Nicolás: Voice/actress
  • Diego del Pozo: Voice/actor

Jazz music composed by Gary Thomas and performed live.

Texts from Lorca’s plays and poems, read by Luz Nicolás and Diego del Pozo. In English and Spanish