Produced in association with Claudia Norman, Leyendas celebrates the world’s great figures in Latin music through performances with living legends, tributes to the grand masters, never-before-seen collaborations, premieres of new works, and much much more.
Grammy-winner Gilberto Gil returns to New York for the first time in five years, bringing his latest show Gilbertos Samba. The evening features reinterpretations of old classics recorded by João Gilberto and more, featured on Gilberto's latest album. New Yorkers will have the opportunity to enjoy the voice of Gilberto Gil, whose career blends with the history and culture of the Brazilian nation. Gil's illustrious career spans four decades with over 30 albums, multiple Grammy Awards, six gold records, four platinum singles, and more than five million records sold.
Alondra de la Parra Orchestra
November 1, 2014 featured a festive Day of the Dead concert in 2014 with Mexican-American conductor Alondra de la Parra and her Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas in a unique concert honoring late Mexican composers, as featured on the Orchestra's platinum albums Alma Mexicana and Travieso Carmesi. They were joined by pop sensation Natalia Lafourcade, and celebrated the 10 anniversary of their inception, when they also performed at Town Hall to great acclaim.
Eva Ayllon & Albita
Cuban-America superstar Albita joins forces with legendary Afro-Peruvian Eva Ayollon in a never-before-seen collaboration by two of Latin America's most irresistible artists. Both women have spent decades electrifying audiences with their riveting interpretations of the upbeat and infectious folk music of their native countries.