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Under the auspices of new artistic director LAURA KAMINSKY, Symphony Space’s 33rd season features SONIDOS, a series dedicated entirely to showcasing Latino culture, presenting groundbreaking new works and many New York, U.S. and World Premieres. Performances take place in the 760-seat Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, as well as the more intimate Leonard Nimoy Thalia. SONIDOS includes over 30 music, literature, film, and family performances over the course of the season.
Details at www.symphonyspace.org/sonidos
- OPENING NIGHT: Tambuco Percussion Ensemble This three-time Grammy-nominated group is ranked among the finest and most innovative in the world. Described by the Washington Post as performers of the "highest artistic quality, with a great aesthetic sense and technical virtuosity beyond any doubt," these four musicians refuse to be tied down to one style. Performances include a wide range of music from ethnic drumming to avant-garde sound interpretation.
- BONGO PASSION: Electrifying works with bongo by Roberto Sierra, Alfonso Fuentes and Raymond Torres are core to this cross-over program bringing rich Caribbean culture into the realm of classical music. Features Oskar Espina Ruiz, clarinet; Saxton Rose, bassoon; Luis Miguel Rojas, cello; Andrew Lázaro, bongos; Rafael Sueiras, piano. Presented in collaboration with the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, founded by Pablo Casals, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
- SALON: Arturo O’Farrill and Friends: A Latin-Jazz Jam Grammy Award winner and creator of the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra in residence at Symphony Space, Arturo is a distinguished composer, performer, and interpreter of Latin and Afro-Cuban Jazz. The Jam, in the intimate Leonard Nimoy Thalia, will feature conversation, performance, and audience participation; bring your instruments!
- LOS MUÑEQUITOS DE MATANZAS: This legendary group returns to New York after a decade-long ban of Cuban artists coming to the U.S. Renowned for their fiery rumbas, dynamic drumming and sacred rituals, Los Muñequitos is recognized globally for popularizing the African roots of Latino culture.
- WALL TO WALL SONIDOS: Symphony Space’s annual gift to the city, a 12-hour marathon and retrospective on the season, this year’s Wall to Wall brings together artists from Brooklyn, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Argentina, and more. Highlights include world premieres from Arturo O’Farrill ("Sacred Concert" for his Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra based on settings of Jewish, Islamic, Gospel, and Afro-Cuban texts), Tania León (string quartet), Roberto Sierra (string quartet), Fernando Otero (a new work, with dancers), and Carlos Sánchez-Guttiérez (a work for shakuhachi and string quartet) with performances by the Harlem, Colorado and La Catrina Quartets, Gabriel Alegria and the Afro-Peruvian Jazz Ensemble, Continuum, Damocles Trio, Ensemble Pi, Ray Vega, the Poulenc Trio, and many others.
SEPTEMBER 30th, 2010
OCTOBER 28th, 2010
JANUARY 20th, 2011
MAY 5, 6 and 7, 2011
MAY 14th, 2011
Sonidos was conceived with the input of Artistic Advisors Tania León and Arturo O’Farrill.
For more information and tickets please go to: www.symphonyspace.org/sonidos