Tito Puente Retrospective Full Schedule

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Tito Puente Retrospective - 50 Years of El Rey

Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture announces complete schedule, artistic personnel and activities for

Tito Puente: A Fifty-Year Retrospective of ‘El Rey’

The first ever multi-day comprehensive examination of the career of one of the most important figures in Latin Jazz through concerts, discussions, films, workshops.

April 20 – 22, 2017

(Bronx, NY) – Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture has finalized the events, artists, and panel members for the Tito Puente Retrospective which will take place April 20 to 22 at Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse (at 149th Street), in the Bronx. Entitled “Tito Puente: A Fifty Year Retrospective of ‘El Rey’,” the festival is the first multi-day, in-depth examination of the maestro’s career from 1950 until his passing in 2000.

Under the artistic direction of former Puente Musical Director José Madera, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist / composer / arranger Carlos Henríquez, and Puente historian and archivist Joe Conzo, Sr., the Retrospective is highlighted by three concerts in the Center’s Main Theater. With a host of New York’s top young jazz musicians, Henríquez leads “Puente for a New Generation” on Friday April 21, at 7:30 PM which covers Puente’s Latin Jazz era from 1967 to 2000.  On Saturday. April 22 at 11:30 AM, Henríquez leads a free family concert “Who is the King of Latin Music?” as part of Lincoln Center Education’s Boro-Linc. That evening, at 7:30 PM, Madera leads The Mambo Legends in “Lost Treasures of the Palladium Era: 1950 to 1966.” In addition to these concerts, the Retrospective, over a three-day period, includes workshops, panel discussions, listening sessions, a film, and closes with a dance in the Hostos Café

Ticket information and a schedule of events are available at www.hostoscenter.org or by calling (718) 518-4455.

The full schedule of events for Tito Puente: A Fifty-Year Retrospective of ‘El Rey’:

Thursday, April 20
Film: “Tito Puente – the King of Latin Music”
Repertory Theater, 7:30 PM
Free Admission (Tickets Required: 718-518-4455)

Friday, April 21
Music/Talk: Listening Room with Joe Conzo, Sr.
Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos, 6:00 PM
Free Admission

Opening Concert: Puente for a New Generation with Carlos Henríquez & Friends
Main Theater, 7:30 PM
Orch: $30 Mezz: $25 (Students and Under 18: $5)

Saturday, April 22
Family Concert: Who Is The King Of Latin Music?
Main Theater, 10:30 AM Pre-performance arts workshop
11:30 AM Carlos Henríquez Ensemble
Free Admission (Tickets Required: 718-518-4455)

Workshop: Latin Percussion
Black Box Theater, 1:30 PM
Free Admission (Registration Required: 718-518-4455)
Guest Artists: Jose? Madera, John “Dandy” Rodríguez, and Annette Aguilar

Panel: “Don’t Call it Salsa: The Impact of Tito Puente on Latin Music”
Repertory Theater, 3:30 PM
Free Admission (Tickets Required: 718-518-4455)
Participants: Annette Aguilar, Joe Conzo, Sr., Carlos Henríquez, René López, Jose? Madera, Ronnie Puente, and John “Dandy” Rodríguez; moderated by Loren Schoenberg.

Music/Talk: Listening Room with Joe Conzo, Sr.
Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos, 6:00 PM
Free Admission

Closing Concert: “Rediscovering Lost Treasures of the Palladium Era” with The Mambo Legends
Main Theater, 7:30 PM
Orch: $30 Mezz: $25 (Students and Under 18 – $5)

Dance Party: Dance Mania
Hostos Cafe (Third floor), 9:30 PM (approx.)
$10 (includes two beverage tickets for wine/soft drink)
Limited Capacity. Concert ticket holders only.

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