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Cuban Charanga Band Orquesta Aragon to Play Schimmel Center, 4/13

Cuban Charanga Band Orquesta Aragon to Play Schimmel Center, 4/13

On Sunday, April 13 2014, Pace Presents will welcome ORQUESTA ARAGON - Charanga Cubana, curated by at The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts. Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm. Tickets: $35.

Direct from Havana, Orquesta Aragón, is one of Cuba's grandest and most enduring charanga Bands. The "Duke Ellington and Count Basie Orchestra of Cuban music," is a national treasure on the island and have performed worldwide for over 60 years. Orquesta Aragón has been a cornerstone of Cuban culture for seven decades, playing danzón, son, cha-cha-chá, rumba and their own styles. Their Afro-Latin innovations shaped the evolution of Cuban music for decades and they have been credited for inspiring New York's mambo scene in the 50s, making an indelible mark on African music in the 70s, and influencing a who's who of NY's Latin music icons like Fania All-Stars' Johnny Pacheco and Mambo King Tito Puente. Since 1939 Aragón has kept its focus, spreading irresistible Cuban rhythms around the world.

Tickets to all events are available for purchase now: Online at; By phone via The Ovation Tix Call Center at (866) 811-4111; In person in advance at The Michael Schimmel Center Box Office, open Mon-Fri from 1pm to 6pm; or Day of Show at The Michael Schimmel Center starting two hours before curtain.

Pace Presents performances take place at The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts located at 3 Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street in downtown Manhattan. Located adjacent to The World Trade Center, Brooklyn Bridge and City Hall, Pace Presents' 670-seat Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts is readily and easily accessible by car, bus, subway and PATH train. The room offers ample space for groups but is small enough to provide flawless sightlines and truly intimate performances. Competitive ticket pricing is aimed at enticing New Yorkers of all types to visit and explore the best music, theatre and dance that the world has to offer. Student tickets, available to enrollees at any University, High School or Junior High School in the New York area, are only $5 for any performance in the Pace Presents season with a valid student ID.

For the most up-to-date information regarding bookings, additional guests and times, visit

Public Transportation within a five minute walk of the venue includes:

  • 4 / 5 / 6 Subway to Brooklyn Bridge City Hall
  • 2 / 3 / A / C / J / Z Subway to Fulton Street
  • N / R Subway to City Hall
  • PATH Train to World Trade Center
  • M1 / M6 / M22 / M103 Bus to Broadway-Nassau Street / Fulton Street
  • M9 / M15 Bus to Brooklyn Bridge/ City Hall
  • B51 Bus to City Hall/Broadway

Pace University's Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, located within the University's downtown campus, has been an active part of Manhattan's artistic community for over 35 years. Located one block east of City Hall and immediately adjacent to the Brooklyn Bridge, The Schimmel Center's 670-seat theatre regularly hosts academic and community events in addition to its yearly schedule of the world's finest music, theatre and dance. Over the past twelve years, The Schimmel Center has served as a founding venue for The River-to-River Festival (2002), hosted both The Tribeca Film Festival and The Tribeca Theatre Festival (2001), provided a headquarters for The National Actors Theatre (2002 to 2004), presented the only Democratic Presidential Debate to present all ten candidates for the 2004 election, and actively hosts James Lipton's award-winning Bravo series Inside the Actors Studio, taped on the Schimmel Theatre's stage since 2005.

For more than 100 years, Pace University has helped prepare students to become leaders in their fields by providing an education that combines exceptional academics with professional experience. Pace has three campuses in New York City, Westchester and White Plains. A private metropolitan university, Pace enrolls approximately 13,500 students in bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, via its rapidly growing Performing Arts Department, Lienhard School of Nursing, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems and School of Law.

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