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Dayton Philharmonic Concert Presents the Striking, Tropical, Pulsating Music of Cuban Pianist and Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval

Latin Master Joins the Full Orchestra Under the Direction of Maestro Patrick Reynolds

 

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Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
Dayton Ballet / Dayton Opera / Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
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DAYTON, OH (February 13, 2014) – On Friday, February 28, and Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 8 pm in the Mead Theatre of the Schuster Center, Assistant Conductor Patrick Reynolds and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will present the Kettering Health Network SuperPops Series concert An Evening with Arturo Sandoval, sponsored by Xcelsi Group, LLC.

What, exactly, is Latin music?  For its roots, you have to look to Africa, China, and Spanish heritage.  Latin music is passionate, percussive, exotic, pulsing. It’s one thing to be able to read and even perform Latin music if you’re not a Latino. But you’ll most likely have to work at it. To a Latin, and especially a Cuban, such as Latin music advocate, interpreter, composer, trumpeter, pianist, and performer Arturo Sandoval, it’s in his DNA.

Not that his career hasn’t been heavily influenced by the greats of jazz, such as jazz great Dizzy Gillespie, who would become Arturo’s mentor.  But it was the love for Cuban music and jazz he brought with him when he defected to the U.S. in 1990 that made him a celebrated Grammy, Billboard, and Emmy Award winner. That love has not only defined his life, but thrilled and delighted music lovers the world round.

So outstanding are his accomplishments and so acknowledged is his advocacy of Latin musical styles worldwide, that Arturo Sandoval was named by President Barack Obama last August as a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States.                                  

Concert Program

“I was trained as a trumpet player, so the idea of working with this great artist is a real thrill for me,” says Assistant Conductor Patrick Reynolds.  “Arturo Sandoval is an extraordinarily gifted and versatile musician, and the audience is in for a terrific time!”

The first half of An Evening with Arturo Sandoval features the DPO in a traditional, sparkling Pops program with an exciting collection of favorites in the Latin mood.  After intermission, Sandoval joins the DPO to perform works such as Virgin of Macarena, a pulsating, high-energy opus recalling big-band works such as Stan Kenton's Malaguena; Groovin’ High, a song penned by Dizzy Gillespie in the mid-1940’s that is considered today as the first bebop song recording ever to become famous; Smile; Dizzy Gillespie’s A Night in Tunisia; and Sandoval’s own composition A Mis Abuelos, which does more than simply showcase Arturo’s tremendous talent and range with its sober, thoughtful trumpet solo; it highlights his talent as a composer as well.

After-Concert Party

On Friday, February 28, 2014, continuing the celebration of Latin music after the performance, El Rio Cantina will host an after-party featuring the sizzling Latin music of Son del Caribe.  The venue will open at 9:00 pm with music from Son del Caribe beginning at 10:00 pm.  El Rio Cantina is located at 2801 South Dixie Drive in Dayton, OH.  Cover charge for this after-party celebration will be $10.

Master Class at University of Dayton

On Saturday, March 1, 2014 The University of Dayton is proud to host Arturo Sandoval for a very special master class.  Musicians of any age who would like a chance to work more closely with Arturo Sandoval are invited to contact Patrick Reynolds to reserve a spot for this unique opportunity.

Tickets for An Evening with Arturo Sandoval range from $21 to $76 and are available at Ticket Center Stage (937) 228-3630 or online at www.daytonperformingarts.org. Senior, teacher and student discounts are available at the box office. 

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About the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance was formed in July 2012 as the result of a groundbreaking and innovative merger between the Dayton Ballet, the Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Together, they are the largest performing arts organization in the community, offering a tremendous variety of performance and education programs and setting a new standard for artistic excellence.  Dayton Performing Arts Alliance performances are made possible in part by Montgomery County and Culture Works, the single largest source of community funds for the arts and culture in the Miami Valley. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance also receives partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council, a state agency created to foster and encourage the development of the arts and to preserve Ohio's cultural heritage. Funding from the Ohio Arts Council is an investment of state tax dollars that promotes economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohio residents.  The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is proud to be one of five performing arts organizations in the country selected to receive a three-year "Music Alive" grant from New Music USA and the League of American Orchestras.

 

 

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