Berklee Blogs: Tali Rubinstein Tours with 'Flamenco Legends'
This past fall, Israeli recorder player and composer Tali Rubinstein B.M. '14 was invited to fill harmonica virtuoso Antonio Serrano's spot with Flamenco Legends, the late Paco de Lucia's band, now led by Javier Limón. Rubinstein kept a travel journal of her experience and shared selections with Berklee Blogs.
Being on an airplane is one of the strangest situations. It is as if time has paused, someone put the hourglass sideways. You are obliged to wonder, to doubt and ponder. I am on my way from Tel Aviv to Sacramento, California, to join the late Paco de Lucia’s band, Flamenco Legends, led by Javier Limón. Indeed, what a legendary moment I’ve been waiting anxiously for, for so long! Only one hour left for this flight in this crowded cabin, and then time starts rushing again, towards our first show out of four, tomorrow. Just like a typical musician, I had close to zero time to practice, and the music is probably the most challenging repertoire I’ve faced as a professional musician.