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Lehman Center Announces Spectacular 2016-17 Season

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When Sep 26, 2016 11:30 PM to
Jun 03, 2017 11:30 PM
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LEHMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
ANNOUNCES SPECTACULAR 36TH ANNIVERSARY 2016-17 SEASON

Featuring Latin and Popular Music Concerts

EDDIE PALMIERI, LA INDIA, WILLIE COLON, TITO ROJAS,
THE HABANA BOYS, JOSE ALBERTO “EL CANARIO” & SEPTETO SANTIAGUERO,
EL DEBARGE, TANK & TROOP, THE PURPLE XPERIENCE, FOREVER FREESTYLE 11,
AND FOR THE FIRST TIME CANADA’S ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET IN “DRACULA”

 

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts proudly announces the lineup for its 36th ANNIVERSARY 2016-17 SEASON, which continues its tradition of bringing world-class entertainment to the Bronx. To kick off the new season, EDDIE PALMIERIand his SALSA ORCHESTRA present a sizzling evening of salsa; WILLIE COLON returns to La Casa De La Salsa to present a special Christmas concert celebration ASALTO NAVIDEÑO; the classically trained tenors from Cuba, the HABANA BOYS, four classically trained tenors from Cuba will make their debut appearance at Lehman Center; and a tribute to the Los Compadres: JOSE ALBERTO “EL CANARIO” and SEPTETO SANTIAGUERO, will perform together for the first time at Lehman Center since their joint LATIN GRAMMY® win. Audiences will be mesmerized by Canada’s ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET’s performance of DRACULA; thrilled with 80’s hit singers EL DEBARGE, TANK & TROOP who will get everyone on their feet; won’t want to miss the return of the popular Lehman Center favorite FOREVER FREESTYLE 11; and will celebrate the music and life of PRINCE while experiencing the performance of THE PURPLE XPERIENCE. Lehman Center’s exciting36th Anniversary Season promises an exceptional array of talent to please all audiences. (Highlights of Lehman Center’s 2016-2017 Latin and Popular music schedule included below.)
 
Welcome to Lehman Center for the Performing Arts 36th Season. Lehman Center is one of New York’s finest and most exciting not-for-profit performing arts centers – a home to international performers reaching thousands of your friends and neighbors each year.. Eva Bornstein, who is beginning her eleventh season as Executive Director of Lehman Center, says, “I would like to share this season’s highlights: In addition to our outstanding Latino series featuring such great artists as Eddie Palmieri, La India, Willie Colon, Ismael Miranda, Tito Rojas, and numerous others, we will be presenting for the first time Canada’s Winnipeg Ballet in “Dracula”, Taj Express in the Bollywood Musical Revue, The National Symphony of Ukraine, Bale Folclorico da Bahia, Jose Alberto “El Canario” and Septeto Santiaguero, Five Irish Tenors and Habana Boys from Cuba. Our new season has something for everyone.” *New This Season: HAVANA CAFÉ and Lehman Center special VIP pre-concert wine & hors d’oeuvres reception starting at 6:30pm. VIP tickets include the reception and the best seats in the house. At the reception, meet the artists (whenever possible), other patrons and the staff of Lehman Center. Sponsored by Havana Café Restaurant and Havana Club Puerto Rican Rum.
 
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is on the campus of Lehman College/CUNY at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468. Tickets for all events can be purchased by calling the Lehman Center box office at 718-960-8833 (Monday through Friday, 10am–5pm, and beginning at 12 noon on the day of the concert), or through online access atwww.LehmanCenter.org. Lehman Center is accessible by #4 or D train to Bedford Park Blvd. and is off the Saw Mill River Parkway and the Major Deegan Expressway. Low cost on-site parking available for $5.
 
Special discounts are built into Lehman’s concert series. “Create your own Series” offers a 10% discount on a minimum of three shows, or a 20% discount for six or more shows, or buy five family shows and receive a 15% discount. (All shows must be purchased at the same time at either the box office or by phone at
718-960-8833.) Plus special $10 tickets for any seat are available for selected shows for children 12 and under, made possible by a grant from Con Edison. Students, Senior Citizens, Lehman College Alumni, CUNY Staff and Faculty receive $5 discounts on selected events. Call the box office at 718-960-8833 for more details. Becoming a 36th Season Friend of Lehman Center by making a tax-deductible donation you will receive advance notice of events, obtain priority seating at the box office, receive special discounts and free tickets for select shows (based on your donation levels) while helping the Center bring in major artists at affordable ticket prices. 
 

VISIT  www.LehmanCenter.orgFOR COMPLETE 36th SEASON SCHEDULE AND MORE INFORMATION.

 

 
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council. The 2016-2017 Season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional funding is provided by Con Edison, the New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund, the Rudin Foundation, the Hyde and Watson Foundation, and the friends of Lehman Center.
 

 
Lehman Center 2016-17 Latin and Popular Music Concerts schedule:
 
EDDIE PALMIERI & FRIENDS
A Sizzling Evening of Salsa!
Produced by Lehman Center and Robert Sancho
Saturday, September 17th, 2016 – 7:30pm
Tickets: $60, $55, $50
A sizzling evening featuring salsa legend and nine-time Grammy ® Award winner EDDIE PALMIERI and his SALSA ORCHESTRA. Also appearing: DEL CARIBE LATIN JAZZ ALL STARS, led by master arranger and composer EMILIO MORALES, musical director NELSON GONZALEZ with musicians JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ, RUBEN RODRIGUEZ, BOBBY ALLENDE, RICARDO PONS, MARC QUIÑONES, and NICKY MARRERO.
 
THE KINGDOM OF LA INDIA
Special Appearance: Eddie Palmieri & Ray De La Paz
Produced by Lehman Center and Leo Tizol
Saturday, October 15th, 2016 – 8pm
Tickets: $100*VIP, $85, $75, $65
A special evening with the multi Grammy Award nominated singer LA INDIA“La Princescade la Salsa”. Special guest appearance by pianist EDDIE PALMIERI and singer RAY DE LA PAZ.
 
DRACULA
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet 
Score by GUSTAV MAHLER

Sunday, November 13th, 2016 – 6pm
Tickets: $75*VIP, $45, $40, $25 | Children 12 & under, $10 any seat
Canada’s premier ballet company and one of the oldest ballet companies in North America, the ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLETbrings the classic gothic novel, the fascinating legend of DRACULA to life complete with flying bats, dancing gargoyles and mysterious transformations set to a glorious score by GUSTAV MAHLER, with opulent sets and costumes.
 

EL DEBARGE, TANK & TROOP
Rhythm of the Night
Produced by Mark Green
Saturday, November 19th, 2016 – 8pm
Tickets: $100*VIP, $85, $75, $50
Grammy-nominated and leading male singer EL DEBARGE (“Rhythm of the Night”, “All This Love”, “Stay with Me”) joins with R&B singer, songwriter and producer TANK (“Please Don’t Go”, “Maybe I Deserve”) and the group TROUP (“All I Do is Think of You”, “Mamacita”, “Sweet November”, “Spread My Wings”) for an evening of 1980’s hits.
 

Asalto Navideño
WILLIE COLON
The Legendary 50
Produced by Lehman Center and José Raposo
Saturday, December 10th, 2016 – 8pm
Tickets: $100*VIP, $60, $50, $40
With 50 years of experience, composer, musician and singer – trombonist “Son of the Bronx,” WILLIE COLON returns to La Casa De La Salsa to present a special Christmas concert celebration ASALTO NAVIDEÑO.
 

LARRY HARLOW & ISMAEL MIRANDA
“Abran Paso” – Historic Reunion of Salsa
Produced by Lehman Center and Leo Tizol
Saturday, January 21st, 2017 – 8pm
Tickets: $125*VIP, $65, $60, $50
After five decades of success, salsa salserosLARRY HARLOW & ISMAEL MIRANDA will delight the audience with a performance that will include many of their hits like “Abran Paso”, “Señor Sereno”, “Fue Abandonada”, and “Se Casa La Rumba” among many others.
 

TITO ROJAS, MAELO RUIZ, GIRO LOPEZ & NINO SEGARRA
Love In Salsa
Produced by Lehman Center and José Raposo
Saturday, February 11th, 2017 – 8pm
Tickets: $100*VIP, $65, $55, $50
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic evening of salsa featuring TITO ROJAS (“Sensual”), MAELO RUIZ (“El Cantante del Amor”), GIRO LOPEZ (“Amor Lunatico”) and NINO SEGARRA (“Enamorado”).
 

THE NATIONAL SYMPHONY of the UKRAINE
Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky
Sunday, February 12th, 2017 – 4pm
Tickets: $35, $30, $25 | Children 12 & under, $10 any seat
Considered to be one of the finest symphony orchestras in Eastern Europe, NATIONAL SYMPHONY of the UKRAINE, will perform Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 3, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto featuring Violin Soloist Dima Tkachenko, and Stravinsky’s Suite from the Ballet “The Firebird”.
 

Fever Records and Sal Abbatiello Presents 
FOREVER FREESTYLE 11
A Lehman Center Favorite!
The Latin-flavored ‘80s Dance Music Sensation!
Produced by Lehman Center and Sal Abbatiello
Saturday, March 4th, 2017 – 8pm
Tickets: $100*VIP, $65, $60, $55
A musical evening of the freestyle phenomenon of the late 80’s, performed live on stage. Artists to be announced.
 

THE HABANA BOYS
Direct from Havana
Saturday, March 11th, 2017 – 8pm
Tickets: $75*VIP, $40, $35, $25 | Children 12 & under, $10 any seat
The HABANA BOYS, four classically trained tenors from Cuba: ERNESTO CABRERA, SAEED MOHAMMED, REY REYESand IAN SANCHEZ will present a memorable debut evening at Lehman Center of arias and popular songs.
 

Tributo a Los Compadres
JOSE ALBERTO “EL CANARIO” & SEPTETO SANTIAGUERO
Plus a Special Tribute to Juan Formell of Los Van Van
Produced by Lehman Center and José Raposo
Saturday, April 15th, 2017 – 8pm (Postponed from September 10th, 2016.)
Tickets: $125*VIP, $65, $60, $50
A special tribute concert featuring The Showman JOSE ALBERTO “EL CANARIO” and SEPTETO SANTIAGUERO,together for the first time at Lehman Center since their joint LATIN GRAMMY® win for the Best Traditional Tropical AlbumTributo A Los Compadres: No Quiero Llanto. With special guests, former Los Van Van singers MAYITO RIVERA andPEDRITO CALVO
 

THE PURPLE XPERIENCE
A Concert Celebration of the Music of PRINCE
Saturday, May 20th, 2017 – 8pm
Tickets: $75*VIP, $45, $40, $25 | Children 12 & under, $10 any seat
Unmistakably the most authentic act of its kind, THE PURPLE XPERIENCE, led by DOCTOR FINK (former member of Prince and The Revolution), is appearing at Lehman Center for the first time bringing the memories and music of PRINCEand The Revolution to the stage.
 

SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA
15th Anniversary Concert
Produced by Lehman Center and Leo Tizol
Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 – 8pm
Tickets: $100*VIP, $85, $75, $55
The two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning salsa and Latin jazz band, SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA, will perform a special 15th Anniversary concert. Special guests to be announced.
 
 

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