A number of top-tier jazz and Latin musicians have performed on the orchestra’s recordings, including Ruben Blades (on 2004’s Grammy-winning “Across 110th Street”), Paul Simon (2007’s “United We Swing”), salsa-timbra artist Issac Delgado (2010’s Grammy winner “Viva La Tradicion”), and Chick Corea and Joe Lovano (2017’s “Spanish Harlem Orchestra”).
The band’s performance, “which included appropriate choreography, was tight as a drum (pun intended),” wrote a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reviewer. “It was easy to hear why every CD that the band has recorded has received a Grammy nomination.”
For more information about the musicians and the concert, and for details about a related Salsa Social event, go to Spanish Harlem Orchestra or call 814-863-0255.
Artistic Viewpoints, an informal moderated discussion featuring a visiting artist or artists, is offered in Eisenhower one hour before the concert and is free for ticket holders. Artistic Viewpoints regularly fills to capacity, so seating is available on a first-arrival basis.
This presentation is part of the Center for the Performing Arts Diversity and Inclusion Collaborative, which seeks to: immerse an array of people in the performing arts; educate the community about cultures and art forms different from the familiar; influence thinking so we become a community that embraces diversity and promotes inclusion; and ensure the activities of the collaborative have a sustainable impact on the community. Funds from across Penn State and throughout the community support the initiative. The university’s Equal Opportunity Planning Committee provides lead funding. Sandra Zaremba and Richard Brown provide support. For more information, visit www.cpa.psu.edu/diversity.
Foxdale Village, A Quaker-Directed Continuing Care Retirement Community, sponsors the performance. Glenn and Nancy Gamble Endowment provides support.
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