- Sept. 5, 2019
-- Lehman Center for the Performing Arts
is proud to present the opening concert of the 2019-2020 season with a spectacular evening featuring EDDIE PALMIERI
with his AFRO CARIBBEAN ORCHESTRA
and the MICHEL CAMILO TRIO
on Saturday, September 21st, 2019
EDDIE PALMIERI and his AFRO CARIBBEAN ORCHESTRA featuring vocalist HERMÁN OLIVERA will present a special program of classic salsa
. MICHEL CAMILO will perform with DAFNIS PRIETO and LINCOLN GOINES for a dynamic performance as the MICHEL CAMILO TRIO.
This concert is the first presentation of Lehman Center for the Performing Arts 2019-2020 Spectacular Season, and it is also the first performance in the newly renovated, 2,278 spacious seat concert hall, with a redesigned entrance, lobby, and elevator accessible balcony.
Eva Bornstein, Executive Director of Lehman Center, says, "During this milestone year, Lehman Center proudly welcomes audiences and community members to the top entertainment destination in the Bronx, which is now better than ever. The improvements that have been made will help ensure the comfort and convenience of all who attend our world class performances and events. Funding for the 15.4-million-dollar renovation."
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 EDDIE PALMIERI & MICHEL CAMILO are $65, $60, $50, $45, and can be purchased by calling the Lehman Center box office at 718-960-8833 or through online access at www.LehmanCenter.org
EDDIE PALMIERI, has a musical career that spans over 50 years as a pianist, composer and bandleader of Salsa
and Latin jazz
orchestras. The Honorary Doctor of Music from Berklee College of Music has been awarded ten Grammy
® Awards and was honored with the 2013 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award. In December 2018, Eddie Palmieri released his second album of 2018, Mi Luz Mayor, which features special guest artistsj.
MICHEL CAMILO is a pianist and composer that flavors his tunes with the spice of Caribbean rhythms and jazz harmonies that bridge the genres of jazz, classical, popular, and world music. Born in the Dominican Republic. Camilo has performed with the biggest stars of both jazz and Latin music, including Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Mongo Santamaria. He has been awarded an honorary Doctorate by the Berklee College of Music. Since Camilo's 1985 Carnegie Hall debut he has become a prominent figure has been honored with numerous awards including a Grammy Award, four Latin Grammy's, multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations, an Emmy (for the Goodwill Games Theme song), June 2019 marked the release of his 25th
, a dynamic big band album stacked with Camilo classics.