Cuba and Canada joined forces Monday to celebrate Spain at Duke's Nasher Museum of Art, in the form of vocal/guitar duo Teresa Fernández and Ed Stephenson. The duo entertained the museum director's guests at a private preview of "El Greco and Velàzquez: Art During the Reign of Philip III," with a program of songs by Agustin Lara, Joaquin Rodrigo, Enrique Granados and others. The exhibition is set to open to the public on Friday (8/22).
Fernández, a Havana native, sings boleros, tangos, arias and chamber works with the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra. She and her husband Gonzalo also perform as danzón dancers with UNC's Charanga Carolina.
Born in Toronto, Stephenson is a North Carolina School of the Arts alum and teaches at Meredith College. The Paco Band is his flamenco-jazz trio, with Sara Romweber and Billy Stewart; he is also a member of the North Carolina Guitar Quartet.