Trio Sefardi’s takes its audiences on a journey of discovery to the Sephardic communities that thrived in the Balkans, Turkey, and various places around the Mediterranean until the middle of the 20th century. With voices and instruments—including a variety of bowed and plucked strings and percussion—the trio brings to listeners a little-known Jewish culture that was already established on the Iberian Peninsula in Roman times.
Founded in January 2010, Trio Sefardi is a confluence of three performers who share a love of, and wide-ranging experience with Sephardic music, playing with La Rondinella, the Western Wind, and National Heritage Fellowship honoree Flory Jagoda. Washington Post chief music critic Ann Midgette praised the group’s “lovely and luminous performance of Sephardic songs” and vocalist Susan Gaeta’s voice as “compelling” in a review of a recent performance at the Kennedy Center with the Post-Classical Ensemble. Group members combine a respect for tradition with a creative approach to arranging and scoring dedicated to bringing the vibrant past into the living present.
Trio Sefardi’s first public performance was at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage in November 2010, and they returned to the Millennium Stage in December 2016. The group has performed annually at the Washington Folk Festival, and has appeared at the Takoma Park Folk Festival, the National Gallery of Art, Southern Methodist University, the residence of the Spanish Ambassador, and many other Washington-area venues. In December 2011 they were featured performers in the Washington Revels production, “Andalusian Treasures,” at Lisner Auditorium in Washington, D.C. The trio released its first CD, Sefardic Celebration, in 2011, and their new recording, Kaminos, was released in Fall 2016.
Doors open at 7:00 and show starts at 8:00 PM
Concert Ticket Prices & Info:
All Tickets are General Admission
$15 in advance until 3:00 PM on the day of event
$20 at the door
Children: 12 years and below are free when accompanied by an adult
Tickets may be purchased in advance either online or by calling the Barns of Rose Hill Box Office at 540-955-2004 (Noon to 3:00 – Tuesday through Saturday). If you call when our Box Office is closed, please leave a message and we’ll return your call within 24 business hours. All sales are final. Exceptions for special circumstances may be made no later than 24 hours prior to performance.