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Simons Center Art Program Summer 2016 Tuesday Concerts

Summer 2016 Tuesday Concerts

The Art Program at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook University is pleased to present a new music series free and open to the public.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
JOSE CONDE y OLA FRESCA
5:30 – 6:00 pm: Reception in the Simons Center Lobby and Gallery
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Concert in the Simons Center Auditorium

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
THE EARLY BIRD JAZZ BAND
5:30 – 6:00 pm: Reception in the Simons Center Lobby and Gallery
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Concert in the Simons Center Auditorium

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
HIGHLINE STRING QUARTET
5:30 – 6:00 pm: Reception in the Simons Center Lobby and Gallery
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Concert in the Simons Center Auditorium

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Photo courtesy of Jose Conde y Ola Fresca

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
JOSE CONDE y OLA FRESCA

The world acclaimed band Ola Fresca weaves musical bridges connecting Cuban son, salsa, timba and funk. Under the direction and creative energy of Jose Conde, the band’s music has evolved into a swinging and fearless tropical Latin sound. From their 2004 rustic Cuban roots tinged album debut Ay! Que Rico, to the 2008 funky and eclectic (R)Evolucion named Best Latin Album in the Independent Music Awards, the band boldly fuses a spectrum of Latin roots styles and instrumental formats. As noted by The New York Times, the award-winning band has an “emphasis on songs with characters, wordplay and mild social ideas…good for dancing and thinking!”

Since 2004, Ola Fresca has performed in New York and throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Latin America. Songs from the first two Ola Fresca albums have been featured in numerous widely released compilations, films and TV programs. The band has received consistent positive international exposure from features on Putumayo and Rough Guide world music collections, sync licenses on HBO and British Television programs, to stories on US College Public Radio, NPR and BBC. Notable venues include Chicago World Music Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, New York Central Park Summerstage, Bocafest in Veracruz Mexico, Green Apple Festival Miami, Santa Monica Twilight Dance Series, Kennedy Center Washington DC, New York Global Rhythm Festival, and New Orleans Voodoo Festival.
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
THE EARLY BIRD JAZZ BAND

The Early Bird Jazz Band has been successfully serenading dancers and audiences around the world for years. Led by clarinetist and saxophonist Ricky Alexander, their passion lies in classic jazz. The band performs sassy popular tunes of the 1920s to the swinging and bopping sounds of the 1950-60s. Based in New York City, the members of the band can be seen everywhere from prestigious concert halls to the hippest underground clubs. 

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
HIGHLINE STRING QUARTET

With an alias inspired by Chelsea’s High Line Park in New York City, the Highline String Quartet represents the merging of cultural preservation with contemporary ideas. The quartet performs classical music as well as original arrangements of popular non-classical songs by their own composer. One of New York’s most sought-after string quartets, the group aims to shatter classical music perceptions by emphasizing the audience experience.

Highline String Quartet is a project of the Highline Chamber Ensemble, a group of dedicated musicians who host ticketed events in New York City at non-traditional concert venues such as lofts, art galleries, and studios.  Highline is a regular performer at various venues including Joe’s Pub, SubCulture and the Manderley Bar at Sleep No More.

 

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