Brunswick Picture House

30 Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads NSW 2483

Arrebato Ensemble ft. Chachy Peñalver

Arrebato Ensemble is contemporary flamenco with edge.

Led by acclaimed flamenco guitarist Greg Alfonzetti and Damian de Boos-Smith (cello and guitar), the long-time collaborators are joined by Byron Mark (cajón, percussion and piano) and dancer Chachy Peñalver, founder and director of The Sydney Flamenco Studio. This new lineup creates passionately moving performances combining incisive ensemble playing, masterful solos and the beauty and power of flamenco dance.

The group’s much-anticipated third album “Sofia’s Dream” was released in October 2018. The group’s previous albums drew critical acclaim with John Shand describing that while their music “moves from pure flamenco in favour of a more contemporary style, the spirit, a dramatic, sexually charged and haughty sadness, remains intact” (SMH). The group’s first album snared them the Best World Music Artist at the MusicOz Awards, and performances at WOMADelaide, Sydney Festival, Apollo Bay Music Festival, Sydney Opera House and International Australian Festival of Chamber Music, followed. The second CD “Absolución” was launched at the Sydney Opera House in 2011 to a sell out audience and also enjoyed rave reviews.

Greg Alfonzetti: nylon guitar
Damian de Boos-Smith: cello, nylon guitar, fretless bass
Byron Mark: percussion, piano
Chachy Peñalver: dancer

Adult $30 | Concession $25