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A Night in the Tropics

About this Concert:

Minnesota Orchestra’s Charles Lazarus brings music inspired by the sultry melodies and evocative rhythms of Brazil, Cuba, Hawaii and more. Hear originals, music from the Buena Vista Social Club and a tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim.

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Andrew Litton, conductor
  • Charles Lazarus, trumpet
  • Mary Louise Knutson, piano and keyboards
  • Jeff Bailey, bass
  • David Schmalenberger, drums
  • Ken Chastain, percussion

CARRILLO
Dos Gardenias, from The Buena Vista Social Club

LAZARUS
Kilauea’s Fountains

MAY/GOZZO
Gopher Mambo

ELLINGTON/TIZOL
Caravan

JOBIM/Wasson
Tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim

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More Details:

  • Take the tiki lounge sounds of the 1960's, the rhythmic pulsing of bossa nova plus instrumental pyrotechnics, add mint and shake.
  • Samba was a style of music originating in the Afro-Brazilian favelas, or shanty towns, of Rio and other cities.
  • Jobim grew up listening to samba and other native sounds which he heard in the streets and clubs of Ipanema. Later Jobim would come under the influence of the French Impressionists, Debussey and Ravel, as well as the cool jazz of American artists like Miles Davis and Gil Evans.
  • While continuing to play music, Jobim enrolled in an architecture program but quit after one year to work full-time as a musician.
  • The Buena Vista Social Club was a members' club in Havana, Cuba, that closed in the 1940s, as well as a 1990s band, a 1997 album, a 1999 film, and an unofficial brand name representing the musical spirit of the original Havana club.
  • Charles Lazarus’ other programs for Orchestra include Merry and Bright, American Riffs and Fly Me to the Moon: Love Songs from the Big Band Era and Beyond. The later was performed on Valentine’s Day 2016—and sold-out Orchestra Hall!

Presented by:
US Bank

Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org
Sommerfest OH Plus Activities
Sommerfest

A Night in the Tropics

with the Minnesota Orchestra

Tickets

9406799630

1469235600

9438940430

Fri Jul 22 2016 8pm

Charles Lazarus, trumpet | Photo © Travis Anderson

Charles Lazarus, trumpet | Photo © Travis Anderson

About this Concert:

Minnesota Orchestra’s Charles Lazarus brings music inspired by the sultry melodies and evocative rhythms of Brazil, Cuba, Hawaii and more. Hear originals, music from the Buena Vista Social Club and a tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim.

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Andrew Litton, conductor
  • Charles Lazarus, trumpet
  • Mary Louise Knutson, piano and keyboards
  • Jeff Bailey, bass
  • David Schmalenberger, drums
  • Ken Chastain, percussion

CARRILLO
Dos Gardenias, from The Buena Vista Social Club

LAZARUS
Kilauea’s Fountains

MAY/GOZZO
Gopher Mambo

ELLINGTON/TIZOL
Caravan

JOBIM/Wasson
Tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim

Download program notes (pdf)

More Details:

  • Take the tiki lounge sounds of the 1960's, the rhythmic pulsing of bossa nova plus instrumental pyrotechnics, add mint and shake.
  • Samba was a style of music originating in the Afro-Brazilian favelas, or shanty towns, of Rio and other cities.
  • Jobim grew up listening to samba and other native sounds which he heard in the streets and clubs of Ipanema. Later Jobim would come under the influence of the French Impressionists, Debussey and Ravel, as well as the cool jazz of American artists like Miles Davis and Gil Evans.
  • While continuing to play music, Jobim enrolled in an architecture program but quit after one year to work full-time as a musician.
  • The Buena Vista Social Club was a members' club in Havana, Cuba, that closed in the 1940s, as well as a 1990s band, a 1997 album, a 1999 film, and an unofficial brand name representing the musical spirit of the original Havana club.
  • Charles Lazarus’ other programs for Orchestra include Merry and Bright, American Riffs and Fly Me to the Moon: Love Songs from the Big Band Era and Beyond. The later was performed on Valentine’s Day 2016—and sold-out Orchestra Hall!

Presented by:
US Bank

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