Tacones y Manos Calientes - Sept. 29 & 30

side by side photos of woman with guitar case and another with shawl

High School Matinee
Please note: These performances are full. A waiting list is available.

Strumming guitar, clicking castanets and stomping feet!  In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage month, virtuoso guitarist Maria Zemantauski, one of the world’s few heralded female flamenco-style guitarists and one of even fewer female flamenco composers, performs from her rhythmically driven repertoire. She is joined by “La Nina,” a native of Colombia who studied flamenco in Spain at the Academia de Flamenco de Mariquilla and in New York City with master teachers Jose Molina, Jorge Navarro and Mariano Parra. As Rebeca Byam, she was also a high school Spanish teacher for 33 years.

Date and Time: Thursday & Friday, September 29 & 30, 2022 at 10am

Running Time:  60 minutes

Resources: Teacher support materials provided


Reservations and Other Information

  • For 22-23, admission is free to all performances and reservations are required. To make a reservation for your school group or for additional details, contact Kim Engel at 518-442-5738 or [email protected].
  • Our series of high school matinees culminates with a play about hunger and food insecurity. We are asking that groups consider collecting and bringing canned and non-perishable items for donation to UAlbany’s Purple Pantry as well as local community food banks and pantries.
  • Resource materials are generally available approximately one month in advance of the shows. Directions and bus information are provided upon reservation.
  • Guided campus, Performing Arts Center and Art Museum tours as well as other activities like departmental meetings, class observations and lunch in the Campus Center are possible when your group is on campus. More information will be provided with your reservation.
  • Home school students and parents are welcome. 
  • Please read our current COVID safety protocols

Funding support provided by University Auxiliary Services.