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 LiveSounds.org 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 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 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.