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El Viento Flamenco and Orchestra

A Unique Collaboration

With the invaluable contribution of arranger Chris Palmer, El Viento Flamenco has since 2004 performed original works for flamenco group and orchestra. These works are arrangements by Palmer based on the choreographies of El Viento. This highly unique collaboration has garnered rave reviews and led the group down musical avenues previously undreamed of.

This page contains general information for visitors to the site, as well as technical information and sample programmes for Orchestras.

Performance Highlights

2004 - El Viento premieres original works for flamenco group & orchestra with Symphony Nova Scotia at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium -> Read Review
2006 - El Viento has follow-up show with Symphony Nova Scotia, adding new works to their programme
2007 - El Viento performs with Orchestre Symphoniqe de Québec
in Québec City QC -> Read French Review -> Read English Review
2008 - El Viento performs with the Victoria Symphony in Victoria BC

Collaborative Songs in Programme

Song Duration Composer Arranger
Rumba Flamenca "Envuelvelo con la luz" Approx. 4 min. Rafael Fajardo C. Palmer (2007)
Alegría Approx. 6 min. Traditional/El Viento Flamenco C. Palmer (2007)
La Farruca Approx. 7 min. Traditional/El Viento Flamenco C. Palmer (2007)
Sevillanas Approx. 4 min. Traditional/El Viento Flamenco C. Palmer (2007)
Tangos Flamencos "Caminando" Approx. 5 min. Traditional/El Viento Flamenco C. Palmer (2007)
La foule Approx. 3 min. M. Rivgauche/ A. Cabral et. al. C. Palmer (2007)
Seguiriya Approx. 12 min. Traditional/El Viento Flamenco C. Palmer (2007)
Canción por Bulería "Laundry Song" Approx. 5 min. Lyrics: Sean Harris; Music: Traditional C. Palmer (2007)
Guajira Approx. 6 min. Traditional/El Viento Flamenco C. Palmer (2007)

Orchestral Instrumentation

Arrangements: *3222/4231/T-1/Hp
The flute part can be covered by 2 players

Sample Programmes

OSQ technical programme 2007: View/Download
OSQ brief programme 2007: View/Download
SNS programme 2006: View/Download