For more information, contact:
Diane Greenberg, 631 344-2347, or
Mona S. Rowe, 631 344-5056

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August 12, 2002

Electronic newsroom



Spanish Classical and Flamenco Concert at Brookhaven Lab, September 21

UPTON, NY — The U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory will hold a Spanish Classical and Flamenco Concert at the Laboratory’s Berkner Hall on Saturday, September 21, at 7 p.m. Made possible in part by a grant from the New York State Arts Council, the concert, which is open to the public, features the Sol y Sombra Spanish Dance Company.

Founded in 1984 by Maria Loreta, the Sol y Sombra Dance Company is a not-for-profit company composed of nationally recognized professionals in the field of Spanish dance and music. The company has served as a vehicle for an educational and aesthetic appreciation of Hispanic culture throughout the New York metropolitan area and beyond.

The gypsy flamenco of Andalucia mixes the rich traditions of Spain’s Arabic, Moorish and Hebrew past with both South American and indigenous Spanish music to create this exciting and dramatic art form.

Tickets purchased in advance of the concert cost $10 for adults, and $5 for children under 12. At the door on the evening of the performance, tickets for adults will cost $12, while children’s tickets will remain at $5. Seating is limited, so purchasing advance-sale tickets is recommended.

Tickets may be purchased in advance by mail or in person. To order tickets by mail, send your ticket request and a check payable to BERA to: Brookhaven National Laboratory, BERA Sales Office, Bldg. 488, Berkner Hall, Upton, NY 11973-5000. Include your return

address and phone number. Tickets will be mailed to you if your request is postmarked no later than September 13.

Advance-sale tickets will also be sold on weekdays from September 9 through September 20 at the Brookhaven Employees Recreation Association store in Berkner Hall on the Laboratory site. The store hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Only cash or checks will be accepted. All visitors age 16 and over who enter the Laboratory site must have a photo ID.

For more information about the concert, call 631 344-3347. The Laboratory is located on William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46), one-and-a-half miles north of Exit 68 of the Long Island Expressway.

The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory conducts research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies. Brookhaven also builds and operates major facilities available to university, industrial, and government scientists. The Laboratory is managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, a limited liability company founded by Stony Brook University and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.