Preshow Conversation: 7:00 pm, Showtime: 8:00 pm
Multi-Grammy winner Arturo O'Farrill and his Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra will collaborate with La Junta de Andalucia and La Fundacion Paco de Lucia for a very special show. The show will be part of the Paco de Lucia Legacy Festival; a week-long flamenco event being held to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Paco de Lucia's passing in 2014. The festival opens at Carnegie Hall on February 20th. The Symphony Space show is a co-presentation of Belongó (formerly the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance) in association with the festival presenters, La Fundacion Paco de Lucia and La Junta de Andalucia.
Paco de Lucia was an innovator of the new flamenco style and one of the first flamenco guitarists to branch into classical and jazz. He was a pioneer and innovator of the music of his native Andalucia. The Orchestra will be arranging an evening of Paco's compositions, under the joint musical direction of Arturo O’Farrill and Valencian pianist and arranger, Alex Conde. O’Farrill and Conde will be joined by very special guest performers, including flamenco guitarist, Antonio Rey, Grammy-winning vocalist Chonchi Heredia, award-winning harmonica player, Antonio Serrano, dancer Karime Amaya, and Brazilian percussionist, Rubem Dantas.
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre
Expected Run Time is 180 minutes