The Orchestra of Piazza Vittorio will be touring the United states in October. Formed by immigrants living in Rome, the unlikely success of this wildly ambitious effort is a modern fairy tale. 250 European concerts and 2 CD recordings later, the Orchestra of Piazza Vittorio is still bringing its unique style of music and message of unity to audiences around the world.
The touring orchestra includes: Houcine Ataa (Tunisia, vocals); Evandro Cesar Dos Reis (Brazil, vocals, classical guitar, cavaquinho); Omar Lopez Valle (Cuba, trumpet, flugelhorn); Awalys Ernesto "El Kiri" Lopez Maturell (Cuba, drums, congas, background vocals); Eszter Nagypal, (Hungary, cello); Carlos Manuel Duque Paz (Ecuador, vocals, Andean flute); Giuseppe Pecorelli (Italy, double bass, electric bass); El Hadji "Pap" Yeri Samb (Senegal, vocals, djembe, dumdum, sabar); Dialy Mady Sissoko (Senegal, vocals, kora), Mohamed Ziad Trabelsi (Tunisa, vocals, oud); Mario Tronco (Italy, artistic director, Fender Rhodes).
A documentary about the orchestra will be screened in New York City.
- 10/4, 7:30 PM New York, NY – IFC Center (323 Sixth Avenue, at W. 3rd Street)
- 10/5, 7:00 PM PM Astoria, NY – Museum of the Moving Image (35th Avenue at 36th Street)
- 10/7, 6:30 PM Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theatre for Performing Arts (1205 Soquel Avenue)
- 10/9, 7:30 PM San Francisco, CA – Clay Theatre (2261 Fillmore Street)
- 10/11, 7:30 PM Los Angeles, CA – Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Boulevard)
More information at: www.theorchestraofthepiazzavittorio.com
Author: World Music Central News Department
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