Date: Monday, May 21, 2012
Time: 07:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Address: West 135 Street & Convent Avenue, New York City
Phone: 212 650 6900
Location: Aaron Davis Hall Marian Anderson Theatre
Admission: $35, Mezz and Balcony; $50, Orchestra Seating
Arturo O’Farrill and others celebrate “El Maestro” of the mambo sound, Ray Santos, and his enormous contribution to Latin music. Santos has played, composed and arranged for the premiere orchestras in Latin music.
The City College of New York’s faculty and staff have always represented world achievement and academic excellence. This is evident in the success and accomplishments of our incredible family of alumni and friends. We often celebrate the brilliance and successes of our faculty and staff. I’d like to invite you to such a celebration.
On Monday, May 21, 2012 City College’s very own Aaron Davis Hall will honor Professor Ray Santos. For the past 50 years Ray Santos also known as “El Maestro” of the mambo sound, has played, composed and arranged for the premiere orchestras in Latin music including Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez, Mario Bauzá and Machito, to name a few. Professor Santos is also widely recognized for composing and arranging music for Grammy Award-winning projects by musical giants including Eddie Palmeri and Paquito D’Rivera. In 1992, Professor Santos received critical acclaim for his arrangements for The Mambo Kings movie soundtrack, including the Oscar-nominated song, “Beautiful Maria of My Soul.” Ray Santos has been an esteemed music educator at City College for nearly 25 years and was awarded last year The Latin Recording Academy’s (Latin Grammy) 2011 Trustees Award.
Please join the college, Arturo O’Farrill, Candido Camero, Ziomara Laugart and others in celebrating his contributions to Latin Music on May 21st at 7pm in Aaron Davis Hall. Tickets start at $35, proceeds from ticket sales will go towards a newly created Ray Santos Scholarship Fund that will support students studying music at CCNY.