LEHMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS ANNOUNCES SPECTACULAR 35TH ANNIVERSARY 2015-16 SEASON

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LEHMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
ANNOUNCES SPECTACULAR 35TH ANNIVERSARY 2015-16 SEASON

Featuring Latin and Popular Music Concerts

The MACHITO ORCHESTRA and the MAMBO LEGENDS ORCHESTRA,
SALSEROS CHARLIE APONTE, JOSE ALBERTO “EL CANARIO” and DOMINGO QUIÑONES,
LALO RODRIGUEZ, THE ORCHESTRA NOW, PARRANDA NAVIDEÑA,
DOO WOP: ROCK AND ROLL IS HERE TO STAY, FOREVER FREESTYLE 10

 

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts proudly announces the lineup for its 35th ANNIVERSARY 2015-16 SEASON, which continues its tradition of bringing world-class entertainment to the Bronx. To kick off the new season, a tribute to the big Latin bands the MACHITO ORCHESTRA and the MAMBO LEGENDS ORCHESTRA will perform hits from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s; Noche de Salseros CHARLIE APONTE, JOSE ALBERTO “EL CANARIO” and DOMINGO QUIÑONES unite for an evening of world class music; and LALO RODRIGUEZ will perform a special concert that draws from his four decades of salsa and boleros. Audiences will celebrate the Holiday Season Jíbaro Style with PARRANDA NAVIDEÑA and be thrilled with the popular Lehman Center favorites FOREVER FREESTYLE 10 and DOO WOP: ROCK AND ROLL IS HERE TO STAY. Lehman Center’s exciting 35th Anniversary Season promises an exceptional array of talent to please all audiences.(Complete 2015-2016 Latin and Popular music schedule included below.)

For thirty-five years Lehman Center for the Performing Arts has presented an international selection of artists and celebrities at very affordable ticket prices. Eva Bornstein, who is beginning her eleventh season as Executive Director of Lehman Center, says, “As I look back and recall enjoying legends like Smokey Robinson, Patti LaBelle, Johnny Mathis and José Feliciano, we have been a home for many ‘firsts’, like the recent appearance of Michael Bolton. Lehman Center was also the only place in the entire country where Gilberto Santa Rosa and Rubén Blades performed together on the same stage for the very first time. Lehman Center’s 2015-16 season offers a full and varied line-up of performances that stay true to bringing the best headliners, dance, music and cultural attractions to the Bronx. New this season is an inaugural concert by a new generation of professional musicians who just formed THE ORCHESTRA NOW and will present an evening of the beautiful music of Prokofiev, Haydn and Mozart for which tickets are complimentary with the purchase of tickets to any of the 2015-16 season’s events from the box office! We will also be hosting the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and its renowned Maestro Wynton Marsalis. From the Cuban sensation – Formell y Los Van Van, to the legendary Machito and Mambo Legends Orchestras, to the unprecedented evening of Salsa vocalists Charlie Aponte, Jose Alberto “El Canario” and Domingo Quinones, to the extraordinary Now Orchestra, to the classic Doo Wop: Rock and Roll is Here to Stay Concert, our new season has something for everyone.”

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is on the campus of Lehman College/CUNY at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, New York 10468, USA

Tickets for all events can be purchased by calling the Lehman Center box office at 718-960-8833 (Mondaythrough Friday, 10am–5pm, and beginning at 12 noon on the day of the concert), or through online access a www.LehmanCenter.org. Lehman Center is accessible by #4 or D train to Bedford Park Blvd. and is off the Saw Mill River Parkway and the Major Deegan Expressway. Low cost on-site parking available for $5.

Special discounts are built into Lehman’s concert series. “Create your own Series” offers a 10% discount on a minimum of three shows, or a 20% discount for six or more shows, or buy five family shows and receive a 15% discount. (All shows must be purchased at the same time at either the box office or by phone at 718-960-8833.) Plus special $10 tickets for any seat are available for selected shows for children 12 and under, made possible by a grant from Con Edison.  Group, Student, Alumni, CUNY Staff and Faculty, and Senior discounts also may apply on selected events ? call the box office at718-960-8833 for more details. Becoming a 35th Season Friend of Lehman Center by making a tax-deductible donation will help the Center bring in major artists at affordable ticket prices. Visit www.LehmanCenter.org for more information and complete 35th Season Schedule.

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council. The 2015-2016 season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Con Edison, the New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund, the Rudin Foundation, the Hyde and Watson Foundation, the Friends of Lehman Center and through corporations, foundations and private donations.

For additional information, photos, interview requests, contact:
Leah Grammatica  /  LGPR  /  212-243-6052  /  Leahgram@aol.com


Lehman Center 2015-16 Latin and Popular Music Concerts schedule:

A TRIBUTE TO THE BIG LATIN BANDS
The MACHITO ORCHESTRA and the MAMBO LEGENDS ORCHESTRA
Hits from the 40’s. 50’s and 60’s era
Featuring the legendary Machito Orchestra under the direction of Machito’s son, Mario Grillo and the Mambo Legends Orchestra led by John “Dandy” Rodríguez, Mitch Forman and musical director Jose Madera. With special guests master percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo, Cuban piano virtuoso Emilio Morales and master of the Cuban tres guitar Nelson González
Produced by Lehman Center and Robert Sancho
Saturday, September 19th, 20158pm
Tickets: $60, $55, $45
The Machito Orchestra was founded in New York City in 1939 and revolutionized Latin music with their fusion of Afro-Cuban rhythms and big band jazz sounds. The Mambo Legends Orchestra  was created in 2000 by former members of the Tito Puente Orchestra and has successfully kept the sound of Puente, Machito and Tito Rodriguez alive and well, while allowing for its progression with new musical concepts. This evening’s performance will feature the hits of the big Latin bands from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.

NOCHE DE SALSEROS: CHARLIE APONTE, JOSE ALBERTO “EL CANARIO” and DOMINGO QUIÑONES
In Concert
Produced by Lehman Center and José Raposo
Saturday, October 17th, 20158pm
Tickets: $60, $55, $45
With the exclusive New York debut concert of the great Salsa vocalists Charlie Aponte (of El Gran Combo fame) and The Showman Jose Alberto “El Canario”, with a special appearance by Domingo Quiñones and guest DJ Andy El más bailable, this concert will be a night to remember!

LALO RODRIGUEZ
40 Years of Musical History
Produced by Lehman Center and Leo Tizol
Saturday, November 21st, 20158pm
Tickets: $60, $55, $45
Two-time American Grammy Award winner Lalo Rodriguez, singer, songwriter, composer and producer will present a special concert singing his greatest salsa and bolero hits from his career of forty years, including “Ven, Devórame Otra Vez.” His 17 piece orchestra will be conducted by Manual García.

THE ORCHESTRA NOW
Inaugural Concert of a New Generation of Musicians
Marcelo Lehninger, Conductor
Sunday, November 22nd, 20158pm
Tickets: Complimentary with the purchase of tickets from the box office to any event in the upcoming 2015-16 season.
The Orchestra Now represents a new generation of musicians committed to breaking down barriers between modern audiences and great orchestral music of the past and present. Tickets for this special performance are complimentary with the purchase of tickets to any of the 2015-16 season’s events from the box office!

PARRANDA NAVIDEÑA
A Folkloric Celebration of Puerto Rican Christmas
Artists to be announced
Produced by Lehman Center and Janet Sánchez
Saturday, December 12th, 20158pm
Tickets: $50, $45, $25 | Children 12 and under, $10 any seat
A Lehman Center holiday tradition.

Sal Abbatiello Presents the 3rd Annual
DOO WOP: Rock & Roll Is Here To Stay
Presented by Sal Abbatiello
Featuring artists to be announced
Saturday, January 23rd, 20168pm
Tickets: $55, $50, $45
Doo Wop’s leading singers and musical groups will offer a finger-snappin’, foot-tappin’, sing-along evening of classic hits.

Fever Records and Sal Abbatiello Presents
FOREVER FREESTYLE 10
A Lehman Center Favorite!
The Latin-flavored ‘80s Dance Music Sensation!
Produced by Lehman Center and Sal Abbatiello
Saturday, March 5th, 20168pm
Tickets: $100, $65, $60, $55
A musical evening of the freestyle phenomenon of the late 80’s, performed live on stage. Artists to be announced.