|Floral arrangement by Ed Merrin,|
photo by Ismael Ramirez.
The waterlilies and lotus collection (in the conservatory courtyard) and Spanish Paradise (in the conservatory) are on view from 6 – 7 p.m., and the concerts on the conservatory lawn begin at 7 p.m.
Visit the NYBG's official website for more information about the Waterlily Concert Series, or for directions to the venue.
Ed Merrin will hold a book signing of "Perfection of the Finite", his book on flower arrangements at each of the three concerts. All of the profits will go to the New York Botanic Gardens, the publisher.
"We hope that you will be able to join us for one or all of these wonderful evenings at The New York Botanical Garden," — Ed Merrin.
Below is the line-up for the series:
Thursday, August 4
Spanish Roots: Duo LiveOak & special guest choreographer Tricia BroukDuo LiveOak will perform medieval and classical Spanish music that captures the essence of the Alhambra. Dances choreographed by Tricia Brouk will translate the sound of the Spanish guitar into an enjoyable visual presentation.
Thursday, August 11
Flamenco Guitar, Percussion & DanceAcclaimed group Flamenco Inside/Out will perform various songs and dances that span traditional flamenco to contemporary jazz. While there will be traditional flamenco performances, the concert will be focused on the music.
Thursday, August 18