CubaNola: More Than the Spanish Tinge
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space
Cuba and New Orleans are more than musical cousins; they are more like twins and equally responsible for much of what we call Jazz. Grammy winner Arturo O'Farrill and his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, together with special guest Donald Harrison, explores the common roots of Jazz as seen in the early music of New Orleans and Havana, with arrangements of early charangas, rags, and contemporary works, plus the world premiere of "More Than a Spanish Tinge."
UNDERSCORE - Cocktails and Conversation, 7pm
Hang out with the performers and composers - and get inside the score - in pre-concert dialogues with Artistic Director Laura Kaminsky and the artists. Specialty drinks and delicious light fare from the new Thalia Café enhance the experience.