jueves, 29 de enero de 2015

Simon Bolivar Big Band Jazz in concert...USA!

efore the touring Simón Bolívar Big Band Jazz performs at the Lincoln Center in New York, the band will appear in Ridgewood at the West Side Concert Series on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the acoustically spectacular sanctuary of West Side Presbyterian Church.
The band is comprised of 40 young musicians from de Simón Bolívar Music Conservatory, an institution responsible for the academic and professional training of the members of the National System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras of Venezuela, known worldwide as “El Sistema.” Andres Briceno, one of the most important contemporary musicians in Venezuela, is Music Director.
“El Sistema is providing music education to children, lifting countless tens of thousands out of poverty through the disciplines and skills learned,” said Scott Brubaker, a member of the Metropolitan Opera horn section and chair of the West Side Concert Series program advisory board. “We are especially pleased to bring this world-renowned band to New Jersey in advance of their appearance at the Lincoln Center.”
The free program will feature the talented performers, playing together the most complex repertoire from traditional jazz to Latin Jazz Fusion where improvisation has a leading character and creativity fulfills the interpretations.
CBS “60 Minutes” broadcasted a powerful story of El Sistema and is available for viewing at http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/el-sistema/
No tickets are required for this free concert. However, a free-will offering will be taken during intermission. A suggested donation of $10 per person is recommended. The West Side Concert Series depends on the support of its benefactors and audiences’ financial donations. There is ample free parking and child care is provided for preschool age children.
For more information about the West Side Concert Series and the Simón Bolívar Big Band Jazz, please visit www.westsideconcerts.org.


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