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FANFARE CIOCARLIA Set for Pace Presents' World Music Series Tonight, 9/22

FANFARE CIOCARLIA Set for Pace Presents' World Music Series Tonight, 9/22

Tonight, September 22 marks Fanfare Ciocarlia's first New York show in nine years. This performance is the premiere show for both The Pace Presents season and the headlining concert of The 8th Annual NY Gypsy Festival. Fanfare are exemplars of Gypsy chic, both in their wild brass band music and their sartorial style.

This program is supported by The Romanian Cultural Institute of New York. Fanfare Ciocarlia recently made available a new track in honor of their North American tour, "Pancho Says" featuring Kottarashky and SoCalled.

Fanfare Ciocarlia, the 12-piece brass orchestra from Zece Prajini in North-Eastern Romania that The Independent UK calls "a Gypsy music phenomenon" and that The Times of London defines as "a heavy, heavy monster sound," is one of the world's foremost Gypsy bands. After touring North America in 2001 and 2003 as part of the hugely successful Gypsy Caravan Tour, the ensemble finally returns to NYC. Fanfare's breakneck speed, technical chops, ripping rhythms and powerful horns put them in a class apart from all other brass bands. Their sound has been sampled and covered, championed and emulated by countless DJs, bands and Gypsy orchestras. Their radical reinterpretations of popular Western standards like the James Bond Theme and Duke Ellington's "Caravan" demonstrate how effectively and effortlessly this Romanian orchestra put a unique Gypsy spin on any music they get their horns on.

This tour is made possible with the generous support of The Romanian Cultural Institute in New York. For more about the artist, visit http://facebook.com/FanfareCiocarlia.

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.

Wine is served in The Schimmel Center lobby from our cash bar starting one hour prior to show. Subscription series tickets are now available by visiting schimmel.pace.edu.

Tickets, $35, can be purchased online at schimmel.pace.edu. 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-6pm beginning August 27th. Day of Show at The Michael Schimmel Center starting two hours before curtain.

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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