Omar Sosa to Perform at Carnegie Hall

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Omar Sosa to Perform at Carnegie Hall

We are pleased to announce that Omar Sosa has been invited to perform at the opening of Carnegie Hall’s new Zankel Hall, a brand-new performance space located underground at Carnegie Hall. The 650-seat, state-of-the-art facility will open the weekend of September 12-14 with a series of performances curated by composer John Adams, who was recently appointed to The Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall for the next three years, a post previously held by Pierre Boulez.

The Omar Sosa Octet will perform at 10:00 PM on Friday, September 12, 2003. Tickets are $25.00, and are available online by visiting www.carnegiehall.org, or by phone at 212-247-7800.

Mr. Sosa’s ensemble will consist of Martha Galarraga (Cuba), vocals; Gustavo Ovalles (Venezuela), percussion; Geoff Brennan (U.S.A.), acoustic bass; Yassir Chadly (Morocco), vocals; Luis Depestre (Cuba), saxophones; Brutha Los (U.S.A.), hip-hop lyricist/rapper; and Josh Jones (U.S.A.), drums. Omar will be presenting new material developed on tour in Europe this summer, as well as selections from his recent recordings “Sentir” and “Prietos”.

Highlights of Omar Sosa’s concert schedule for Fall 2003 in the United States and Canada include:

Sept 16 African American Art & Culture Complex, San Francisco, CA (Quintet)
Sept 17 Esalen, Big Sur, CA (Quintet)
Sept 18 Cal Poly Theater, San Luis Obispo, CA (Quintet)
Sept 19 Merced Multicultural Arts Center, Merced, CA (Quintet)
Sept 20 Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, CA (Quintet)
Sept 25 Equinox Music Festival, Boston, MA (Octet)
Sept 26 Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA (Octet)
Sept 27 Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (Octet)
Sept 28 HotHouse, Chicago, IL (Quintet)
Sept 30 Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, Cerritos, CA (Octet)
Oct 5 Theatre on San Pedro Square, San Jose, CA (Quintet)
Oct 6 Outpost, Albuquerque, NM (Quintet)
Oct 8 Le Spectrum, Montreal, Canada (Octet)
Oct 10 Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (Octet)

Advance copies of Omar Sosa’s new solo piano recording, “A New Life”, will soon be available through www.melodia.com. Details to follow in our next newsletter. Official release date is September 9, 2003.

Release date for Omar’s new recording with percussionist Adam Rudolph is set for January 13, 2004.

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