Western Arts Alliance Comes to Seattle

Gus through the harp

Next week EMS Artistic Director Gus Denhard will attend the Western Arts Alliance 2023 Conference (WAA), an annual gathering of performing arts professionals, including performers showcasing their work, artists representatives, concert presenting organizations, and more.  The conference takes place right here in Seattle! Gus will have a chance to network with others in the field, learn about the changing environment the arts operate in, and collaborate with other professionals on tours and artistic projects. Of special interest this year is a pre-conference focus, Advancing Asian American, Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian Voices in the Performing Arts, featuring a tour of Seattle’s historic International District.  

And don’t miss Gus in performance with Trío Guadalevín

Featuring Abel Rocha, Antonio Gómez, and Gus Denhard

Trío Guadalevín at Studio Lazo
Trío Guadalevín at Studio Lazo

A regional gem in the Northwest and a recent awardee of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Washington State Parks, the trio is expanding its profile with a showcase performance at the Western Arts Alliance 2023 Conference! Come enjoy an acoustic feast featuring vocals in Spanish, Zapotec and Ladino, Mexican son jarocho, son huasteco, Spanish fandangos, Sephardic Jewish ballads and North African shabia set in the evocative art of Anxestral Art Gallery. Open to the public, suggested $20 donation via cash, check or payment app.

Trío Guadalevín Showcase at WAA:

Wednesday, September 6

Sets at 9 pm and 10pm

Anxestral Art Gallery

1302 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101