LEHMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS ITS 2017 WINTER/SPRING/SUMMER SEASON

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LEHMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
PRESENTS ITS 2017 WINTER/SPRING/SUMMER SEASON

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts continues its amazing 36th season with upcoming concerts in its 2017 Winter/Spring/Summer Schedule. The concert highlights include:

TITO ROJAS, MAELO RUIZ, GIRO LOPEZ & NINO SEGARRA
Love In Salsa
Produced by Lehman Center and José Raposo
Saturday, February 11th, 2017 – 8pm
Tickets: $100*VIP, $65, $55, $50

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic evening of salsa featuring TITO ROJAS (“Sensual”), MAELO RUIZ(“El Cantante del Amor”), GIRO LOPEZ (“Amor Lunatico”) and NINO SEGARRA (“Enamorado”).
“LOVE IN SALSA” Is the perfect invitation to Celebrate VALENTINES  with a Romantic line up:
MAELO RUIZ “El cantante del amor” + TITO ROJAS “Sensual” + GIRO LOPEZ “Amor Lunatico” + NINO SEGARRA “Enamorado”.
A combination with the best romantic salsa interpreters.

THE NATIONAL SYMPHONY of the UKRAINE
Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky
Sunday, February 12th, 2017 – 4pm
Tickets: $35, $30, $25 | Children 12 & under, $10 any seat

Formed by the Council of Ministers of Ukraine in November of 1918, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine is considered to be one of the finest symphony orchestras in Eastern Europe.

Theodore Kuchar, Conductor Laureate
NATIONAL SYMPHONY of the UKRAINE, will perform Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 3Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto featuring Violin Soloist Dima Tkachenko, and Stravinsky’s Suite from the Ballet “The Firebird”.

FOREVER FREESTYLE 11

A Lehman Center Favorite!
The Latin-flavored ‘80s Dance Music Sensation!
Produced by Lehman Center and Sal Abbatiello
Saturday, March 4th, 2017 – 8pm
Tickets: $100*VIP, $65, $60, $55

A musical evening of the freestyle phenomenon of the late 80’s, performed live on stage.
With performing artists: TKA/K7 – “Maria”, Judy Torres – “No Reason To Cry”, Cynthia – “Change On Me”, George Lamond – “Bad Of The Heart”, Noel – “Silent Morning”, Coro – “Where Are You Tonight”, Rob Base “It Takes Two”,Sa-Fire – “Boy I’ve Been Told”, Corina – “Temptation”, Lydia Lee Love – “Don’t Take Your Love Away”, Soave – “Crying Over You”
Hosted By: Sal Abbatiello & Speedy
Music by: Dj Lucho, Dj 1St Class, Whiteboy Dj Kys
Doors open at 7pm | Showtime 8pm sharp

ANDY MONTAÑEZ & CHARLIE APONTE
Two Living Salsa Legends!
These two Salsa Legends are recognized worldwide as one of the best and most influential singers in the history of salsa.

Saturday, March 25th, 2017 – 8pm
Tickets: $100* VIP, $65, $55, $50

Montañez and Aponte will shine on Lehman stage with their vast repertoire, including songs favored by the public such as “Un Verano en New York” and “No hay cama pa’ tanta Gente”.
These two Puerto Ricans stars are multifaceted artists worldwide, recognized not only as one of the best and most influential singers in the history of salsa, but also as international celebrities known for their performances with “El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico”.

DIEGO EL CIGALA
Debuts global hit “Indestructible”
Four-time Latin GRAMMY Winner

Saturday, April 8th, 2017 – 8pm
Tickets: $100* VIP, $65, $55, $50

“Indestructible,” is his new CD, recorded in Puerto Rico, Colombia, Spain, and the U.S., the singer revisits the classic sound of 70s salsa, reinventing some of his hits with his soulful, inimitable flamenco touch. He will be joined by incredible musicians and voices of the salsa tradition. In fact, Tito Allen, Johnny Rodriguez, Jorge Reinaldo, Jimmy Bosch and Ricky Gonzalez have confirmed their participation. Others are expected to confirm in the coming days.

Tributo a Los Compadres
JOSE ALBERTO “EL CANARIO” & SEPTETO SANTIAGUERO
Plus a Special Tribute to Juan Formell of Los Van Van
Produced by Lehman Center and José Raposo
Saturday, April 15th, 2017 – 8pm (Postponed from September 10th, 2016.)
Tickets: $125*VIP, $65, $60, $50
A special tribute concert featuring The Showman JOSE ALBERTO “EL CANARIO” and SEPTETO SANTIAGUERO, together for the first time at Lehman Center since their joint LATIN GRAMMY® win for the Best Traditional Tropical Album Tributo A Los Compadres: No Quiero Llanto. With special guests, former Los Van Van singers MAYITO RIVERA and PEDRITO CALVO.

HIP HOP FEVER
A Fever Records & Sal Abbatiello Presents
CELEBRATING THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LEGENDARY DISCO FEVER

Saturday, May 6th, 2017 – 8pm
Tickets: $60, $55, $45

Performing Live on Stage:
Rakim – “It’s Been A Long Time”, Grandmaster Mell Mel – “The Message”, Rob Base – “It Takes Two”, The Sugarhill Gang – “Rapper’s Delight”, Sweet G – “Games People Play”, Grand Puba of Brand Nubian – “360 What Goes Around”, Black Rob – “Whoa”, Mr. Cheeks of Lost Boyz – “Renee”, Keith Murray – “Most Beautifullest Thing In This World”, Black Sheep – “The Choice Is Yours”, Peter Gunz – “Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)”, Roxanne Shante – “Roxanne’s Revenge”, Crash Crew – “On The Radio”, Fonda Rae – “Over Like A Fat Rat”, Grandmaster Caz – “Cold Crush Brothers”, Spoonie G – “Love Rap”
Music by: Grandwizard Theodore, Dj Marley Marl
Hosted By: Sal Abbatiello
Doors open at 7pm | Showtime 8pm sharp

ORQUESTA ARAGON & ORQUESTA BROADWAY
Join Forces to Bring You Another Great Performance
Saturday, May 13th 2017 – 8pm
Tickets: $100* VIP, $65, $55, $50

The importance of Orquesta Aragón to Cuban music is similar to that of the Duke Ellington Orchestra or the Count Basie Orchestra to American jazz. In the 1950s, Orquesta Aragón was signed to the American label RCA Victor, and found great success internationally spearheading the first wave of Cuban cha-cha-cha and mambo mania that captivated American audiences.
Orquesta Broadway is a Cuban charanga band that was founded in New York City in 1962 by flautist Eddy Zervigón and his brothers Rudy (violin) and Kelvin (piano) along with their neighbor Roberto Torres as their vocalist. Orquesta Broadway debuted in October 1963 at NYC’s Palladium concert hall. Orquesta Broadway continues to enjoy an enviable position at the forefront of Afro-Cuban and Latin music in the country.

WILLIE ROSARIO & HIS ORCESTRA
DIRECT FROM PUERTO RICO
Special Appearance by Tony Vega

Saturday, May 27, 2017 – 8 PM
Tickets: $100* VIP, $65, $55, $45

Willie Rosario – Mr. Afinque! Timbalero makes his returned appearance at Lehman Center with a special guestTONY VEGA. Originally from Coamo, Puerto Rico he is another Salsa Legend with almost six decades of music!
In 1980, Tony Vega was doing a show with La Selecta and in the audience was another salsa bandleader, Willie Rosario. Rosario was impressed with Vega and invited him to join his band. He did and participated in many recordings, and from 1981 to 1986, he shared credits with a young singer by the name of Gilberto Santa Rosa. Vega also played an essential role in the recording of “La Nueva Cosecha” (The New Harvest) which was nominated for a Grammy Award. He stayed with Rosario for eight years.

SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA
15TH ANNIVERSARY
Special Salsa Legends to be announced! 
Saturday, June 3rd 2017 – 8pm
Tickets: $100* VIP, $85, $75, $55

Celebrating its 15th Anniversary, SHO, as they are known to fans, is dedicated to the sounds of the barrio. Their music is characterized by the raw, organic and vintage sound defined by the genre. They are on a mission to keep the musical legacy of salsa dura “hard salsa” alive and expand its audience to those who love great music, not just Latin music. Grounded in the past, while focused on the future, they strive to keep the music relevant, while creating a unique and fresh approach.

THE PURPLE XPERIENCE
A Concert Celebration of the Music of PRINCE
Saturday, May 20th, 2017 – 8pm
Tickets: $75*VIP, $45, $40, $25 | Children 12 & under, $10 any seat

Unmistakably the most authentic act of its kind, THE PURPLE XPERIENCE, led by DOCTOR FINK (former member of Prince and The Revolution), is appearing at Lehman Center for the first time bringing the memories and music ofPRINCE and The Revolution to the stage.

VISIT  www.LehmanCenter.org. FOR COMPLETE 36th WINTER/SPRING/SUMMER SEASON SCHEDULE AND MORE INFORMATION. 

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is on the campus of Lehman College/CUNY at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468. Tickets for all events can be purchased by calling the Lehman Center box office at 718-960-8833 (Monday through Friday, 10am–5pm, and beginning at 12 noon on the day of the concert), or through online access at 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. *New This Season: HAVANA CAFÉ and Lehman Center special VIP pre-concert wine & hors d’oeuvres reception starting at 6:30pm. VIP tickets include the reception and the best seats in the house. At the reception meet other patrons and the staff of Lehman Center. Sponsored by Havana Café Restaurant and Havana Club Puerto Rican Rum.

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. Students, Senior Citizens, Lehman College Alumni, CUNY Staff and Faculty receive $5 discounts on selected events. Call the box office at 718-960-8833 for more details. Becoming a 36th Season Friend of Lehman Center by making a tax-deductible donation you will receive advance notice of events, obtain priority seating at the box office, receive special discounts and free tickets for select shows (based on your donation levels) while helping the Center bring in major artists at affordable ticket prices. 

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