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Spanish Harlem Orchestra Performs at Staller Center October 25

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Spanish Harlem Orchestra photo by Amy Beth McNeely
Spanish Harlem Orchestra photo by Amy Beth McNeely

Latin Jazz and salsa will fill the house when Spanish Harlem Orchestra, directed by Oscar Hernandez, comes to Staller Center Main Stage on Saturday, October 25, at 8 pm. The two-time Grammy award-winning group includes acclaimed instrumentalists known for supporting the “who’s who” of salsa. Spanish Harlem Orchestra independently released its fifth eponymous studio album in September, and the group is on tour this fall. As Stony Brook University celebrates its 25th Hispanic Heritage Month, this concert is a fitting tribute to its legacy.

The group’s leader and pianist is Oscar Hernandez, a world-renowned producer who has been a musical director for Paul Simon and Ruben Blades, written and arranged the theme song for hit shows such as HBO’s Sex and the City, and has recorded and performed with the likes of Tito Puente and Celia Cruz. The Spanish Harlem Orchestra features 13 musicians, including three vocalists in their line up at Staller Center.

Tickets are $36. The concert is sponsored by Renaissance Technologies in support of jazz at Staller Center. For more information, visit stallercenter.com or call the Staller Center box office at (631) 632-ARTS.

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