FRI. | 06 15 07 | 7PM | TWO GENERATIONS: THE LATIN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
The Latino Experience is an intergenerational music performance featuring 5 times Grammy Award winner and Academy Award Nominee Mr. Ray Santos and multi-talented young composer Mr. Desmar Guevara. Both artists will be featuring their music especially arranged for full orchestra (performed by the MMG Orchestra, a 20 piece ensemble composed by the most talented students and professional musicians from the Tito Puente, Machito and Palmieri’s bands). This presentation will portray the professional career and the music of these composers which will be discussed in a panel session including producers, arrangers, composers and performers within the Latin music genre. This production will give the audience an opportunity to appreciate the similarities and differences of music creation, production and performance of Latin-American music from the Big band era in the 1950’s to the current NY Salsa clubs.
The presentation will take place on June 15th at 7:00 pm at Pregones Theater (575th Walton Avenue, between the 149th and the 150th in the Bronx – one block away from Hostos Community Collage: trains 2,4,5 at the Grand Concourse and the 149th Street Station)
“Two Generations” will benefit MMG’s educational programs headed by Executive Director, Dr. Luis Mojica. In its 10 years, MMG has become an institution that provides music education in many of NYC’s public schools, preparing students for a musical education and for admission into prestigious music programs. MMG’s students have been able to advance not only their musical skills but their academic performance, as well. MMG has served over 5000 students, tutored 400 for admission to specialized music schools and prepared hundreds for professional music careers.