Noches de Parrandas
Acclaimed Cuban-born composer and saxophonist Yosvany Terry, syncretizes jazz and symphonic music to create Noches de Parrandas, a contemporary orchestral representation of the voices, characters, sounds, and sights of Las Noches de Parrandas (The Nights of Festivities), one of Cuba’s oldest, grandest, and most enduring cultural celebrations. Los Parranderos is comprised of noted New York and Bay Area musicians, including Alex Murzyn (tenor saxophone), Glen Schwartz and David Goldklang (french horns), Mike Rodriguez and Bill Ortiz (trumpets), Jose Davila (tuba), Mike Aaberg (keyboards), Osmany Paredes (piano), Matt Brewer (bass), Clarence Penn (drums), Sandy Perez (percussion), and Yosvany Terry (alto saxophone, chekere). Commissioned by Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.
Major support for this project provided by the MAP Fund. The MAP Fund is primarily supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Additional funds come from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Yosvany Terry will give a free talk, “Migrations of the Sacred Series,” at MoAD (Museum of the African Diaspora) on Thursday, October 3, at 6pm.
Saturday October 05,2013
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FREE outdoor program. No tickets or reservations needed.