PACE Presents Welcomes Esquivel Tribute, Feat. Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica Tonight
Tonight, September 21 2013, Pace Presents welcomes Sonorama: The Lost Space Age Pop Music of Esquivel, featuring MR. HO'S ORCHESTROTICA, curated by Livesounds.org at The Michael SchimMel Center for the Arts. Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm. Tickets - $35 (on sale now).
Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica is the world's only big band dedicated to performing the lost space-age pop music of Juan Garcia Esquivel.The Wall Street Journal calls it "deliciously demented and entertaining in equal parts." Led by Mr. Ho (Brian O'Neill), the 20+ orchestra has rescued the king-of-space-age-bachelor-pad's arrangements via meticulous by-ear transcriptions of Esquivel's recordings, which were known for exploiting the new sound called "stereo" of the 50s and 60s. The ensemble-an experimental big band augmented with atypical roles such as slide guitar, four singers, B3 organ, and three percussionists-recreates the Hollywood, easy Latin, crime jazz, and bachelor pad sounds of mid-century living room hi-fis live on the Schimmel stage. Artist Website: http://orchestrotica.com/
Season subscriptions and single tickets are on sale now. Single tickets range from $20-$55. For more details about Create-Your-Own and art history subscriptions visit schimmel.pace.edu. Tickets: 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; 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.