Monday, September 20, 2010

Our latest schedule -- please join us where and when you can!

Dear friends, here is our latest schedule -- we'd love you to join us at any of our following performances:

September 20, 2010: ALJO at Kanazawa Street Festival, Kanazawa, Japan

September 21, 2010: ALJO at Kannai Hall, Yokohama, Japan

October 1, 2010: ALJO at Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

October 7, 2010: Arturo O'Farrill Quartet at Symphony Space

October 9, 2010: Arturo O'Farrill and Company at the Museum of the City of New York

October 22-24, 2010: Taichung Jazz Festival, Taichung, Taiwan

November 6, 2010: ALJO at Symphony Space

Puerto Rico, More than Salsa

Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra explore new and existing trends in Puerto Rican music. Special attention is paid to folkloric and traditional forms, especially Bomba and Plena. The traditional instruments of Bomba and Plena are employed and special guest percussionists are invited. Repertoire will highlight the works of William Cepeda with arrangements by Michael Webster, William Cepeda, Papo Vazquez, and others. Highlights will include Mombrogo, Iron Jungle, and new works. Special guests include Miguel Zenon and William Cepeda. It will be a gorgeous evening of recognizing the indigenous and brilliant music of Puerto Rico!

December 6-12, 2010: Arturo at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

January 20, 2011: Salon: Arturo O'Farrill at Symphony Space

February 26, 2011: ALJO at Symphony Space

CubaNola, More Than the Spanish Tinge Cuba and New Orleans are more than musical friends or cousins. They are more like twins and equally responsible for much of what we call Jazz. Arturo O’Farrill together with special guest Donald Harrison explore the common roots of Jazz as seen in the early music of New Orleans and Havana. Arrangements of early charangas, rags, and contemporary works by musicians associated with both cities and countries are performed. A new work entitled “More than a Spanish Tinge” will receive its world premiere. This is an important concert for anyone interested in understanding the true roots of jazz and Latin music.

April 19, 2011: Arturo O'Farrill at Knoxville Jazz Orchestra

May 14, 2011: ALJO at Symphony Space

Música Nueva 4
Part of Symphony Spaces Wall-to-Wall celebration of Spanish music
This is traditionally our best concert of the year, the one that creates the repertoire of the future. Past composers have included Vijay Iyer, Fernando Otero, Gabriel Alegria, Emilio Solla, and many others. This year will mark the world premiere of Arturo
O’Farrill’s New York State Council on the Arts commission “A Small Still Voice” with an 80-voice choir from the LaGuardia School of the Performing Arts. It is a work that explores the central beliefs and tales of all religions. The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra will also perform other works that have been directly commissioned by or for us. Don’t miss this chance to see the future of true jazz that reflects all of the Americas.

We look forward to playing for you!

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