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Charles Lazarus
Charles Lazarus, trumpet | © Travis Anderson Photo

A Night In The Tropics

with Charles Lazarus and the Minnesota Orchestra

Sat Jun 3, 2023

Orchestra Hall

~2 hrs, including intermission

The 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.

A Few Things to Know

  • The debut (and self-titled) record from Buena Vista Social Club, whose music will be featured on this performance, holds the title for biggest-selling Cuban album of all time, selling 8 million copies worldwide.
  • In 2021 and 2022, Lazarus joined community members and musicians in performances to support Circle Rock Concerts for Community, a series of community concerts benefitting mental health awareness, and serves as the organization's music director.
  • Charles Lazarus has five albums under his belt as a solo artist and has contributed as a trumpet player and producer on countless others and collaborates with some of the most well-known musicians in the Twin Cities and across the country.

Date & Time




Minnesota Orchestra

Sarah Hicks


Charles Lazarus


Tommy Barbarella

piano and keyboards

Jeff Bailey


David Schmalenberger


Accessibility Services

  • Armless & Bariatric Chairs
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Large-Print Programs
  • Noise-Cancelling Headphones
  • Service Animals
  • Wheelchair & Accessible Seating

Additional services are available upon request.

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