Ohio State's School of Music to Present HOT FUN IN THE WINTERTIME, 1/13

Enjoy the national music of Cuba when the School of Music presents Hot Fun in the Wintertime, a charanga orchestra concert featuring Ohio State jazz faculty and guest artists, at 8 pm Monday, January 13, in Weigel Hall Auditorium, 1866 College Rd.

Columbus's first and only orchestra of its kind - La Charanga Tres - is led by flutist and jazz faculty member Kristopher Keith. Band members include percussion faculty Joseph Krygier, congas; alumni Erin Gilliland, violin, and Chris Young, piano; and Capital University faculty Roger Hines, bass; Stan Smith, guitar; and Eric Paton, timbale.

According to Keith, the orchestra explores traditional Cuban music styles, such as the danzón, mambo, and cha-cha-cha, with the typical charanga orchestra instrumentation of flute, violin, bass, piano, and timbales, as heard by Cuban groups a century ago. "In addition, we include the guitar and extra percussion such as congas and bongos not typically found in the early orchestras," Keith explained. "La Charanga Tres also performs material outside of tradition, including music of Brazil and various modern Latin jazz composers and styles."

Some of the selections the group will play include La Enganadora and Alardoso by Cuban violinist Enrique Jorrin; El Bodeguero by Cuban flutist Richard Egues; Almendra from the Orquesta Aragon library; Mambo by the famous Cuban bassist Israel "Cachao" Lopez; and Angoa by Cuban violinist Felix Reina.

Advance ticket sales available from the Ohio State Theatre Box Office at (614) 292-2295. Tickets also available at the door, open one hour prior to performance. Cash or check only. Subject to availability; details go to music.osu.edu.

The College of Arts and Sciences is the academic heart of Ohio State. With more than 80 departments, schools, centers and institutes, the college delivers 60 percent of the academic curriculum to Ohio State students. Its vast academic diversity is its greatest strength, combining the best of a major research institution with a rich liberal arts foundation. Arts and Sciences faculty create new knowledge to solve global problems, fuel Ohio's economy, spark student inquiry, and engage with the local community.

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