FIVE FIRSTS: Maria Zemantauski
NAME: Maria Zemantauski
BAND AFFILIATION: Alegria, a flexible Spanish and flamenco-inspired ensemble
INSTRUMENT: Nylon string guitar
1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Oh dear, I think it was the Partridge Family album!!!!
2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Harry Chapin at Mount St. Mary’s in Newburgh
3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … a guitar
4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … a popular classical guitar piece called ‘Romance’
5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … Coda. We were an ’80s cover band!
Maria Zemantauski and flamenco dancer Lisa Martinez will be featured special guest performers at the Albany Symphony Orchestra‘s annual holiday concerts, “The Magic of Christmas,” at the Palace Theatre in Albany on Saturday and Sunday (December 5-6).