In spring Earth awakens with new life and presents tapestries of colorful flora; and the unfolding of this new, hopeful season has been muse to many an artist from time immemorial. This season we are delighted to partner with Austin Classical Guitar to present a performance inspired by the transformation of winter into spring at the Center. In a new and original work, “Flowers of Life,” composer and performer Gabriel Santiago collaborates with master horticulturalist Andrea DeLong-Amaya to celebrate the intersections of nature and music.
Registrants will be emailed a confirmation with the link to view the performance live on Youtube.
About the Collaborators
Born in Brazil, Gabriel Santiago is an award-winning composer, arranger and acoustic and electric guitar player with 14 albums released. JazzTimes magazine called Santiago “a young master at both the acoustic and electric guitars.” He holds a doctoral degree in music composition from the University of Texas at Austin and his music carries influences ranging from Brazilian music to jazz and classical. Read more about Gabriel here.
Andrea DeLong-Amaya is director of horticulture at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. With nearly 30 years of experience in horticulture, she guides staff in the design and management of our 9 acres of native gardens and nursery operations and leads our biannual plant sales. You will also find her teaching, speaking and writing about native plant gardening. While she won’t be performing for this event, Andrea has a love of music and plays the violin.