Exclamatory evening

Spain!<i> I’m gonna live forever …</i>

Spain! I’m gonna live forever …

If the Camellia Symphony Orchestra had merely wanted to honor Spanish culture through classical music, its upcoming show would be called Spain. But when Sacramento’s beloved orchestra decided to title its debut show of 2005 Spain!, with an exclamation point, it signaled to the community that this show packs a punch. The evening’s program simmers with the Mediterranean heat of Spanish nights. Georges Bizet’s Carmen tells the story of a gypsy killed by her lover. Manuel De Falla’s The Three-Cornered Hat will be accompanied by eight dancers from Carolina Lugo’s Brisas de España Flamenco Dance Company performing in vintage flamenco costumes. Spain! is not for the timid. Arrive at 7:15 p.m. on Saturday for a pre-concert lecture and get your bearings in this foreign land. Admission is $25 for adults and $8 for children at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, located at 1515 J Street. Call (916) 929-6655 for more information.