Upcoming Concert: FANDANGO AT THE WALL (Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra at The Soraya)

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by Connor McCormick on October 1, 2021

in Music,Theater-Los Angeles

The Soraya’s 10th Anniversary Gift to the Community –
The First of Five Free Events Opens the 2021-22
Joy-Filled Season! 

Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra  
Fandango at the Wall with Special Guests the Villalobos
Brothers and the Conga Patria Son Jarocho Collective  

   Opening Night Saturday, Oct 16 at 8pm  

The Soraya celebrates both its 10th Anniversary and Opening Night of the 2021-22 Season with a free performance—Grammy Award winner Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra performing his cross-border collaboration Fandango at the Wall.

“It’s a delight to welcome back Arturo O’Farrill and his ensemble to The Soraya for this special Opening Night performance which is a most welcome gift to our loyal audiences,” said Thor Steingraber, Artistic and Executive Director of The Soraya. “Fandango at The Wall offers a powerful statement about music as the transcendent and unifying force in the world and continues to bring together people in celebration of music without borders.  I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate our reopening.”

“It’s a delight to welcome back Arturo O’Farrill and his ensemble to The Soraya for this special Opening Night performance which is a most welcome gift to our loyal audiences,” said Thor Steingraber, Artistic and Executive Director of The Soraya. “Fandango at The Wall offers a powerful statement about music as the transcendent and unifying force in the world and continues to bring together people in celebration of music without borders.  I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate our reopening.”
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In his second appearance at The Soraya, Afro Latin jazz master Arturo O’Farrill pours his heart and soul into a message of unity and tearing down walls. The son of musicians from Cuba and Mexico, O’Farrill has dedicated his life and music to inclusion and collaboration. His consciousness-raising jam session at the U.S.-Mexico border has become legendary, and it became the basis for his 2018 album Fandango at the Wall and subsequent 2020 documentary film.  For that project, he brought together the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra with more than 60 musicians and a host of guest artists that included Antonio Sanchez and Mandy Gonzalez.  At The Soraya, O’Farrill and his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra will be joined by Mexican American ensemble the Villalobos Brothers, the Conga Patria Son Jarocho Collective and other special guests.

In celebration of our return to live performances, The Soraya offers a special gift to the public unlike any other in Los Angeles—five free concerts—that says welcome back and thank you to its loyal audience.

SAT | OCT 16 | 8PM | FREE
Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Fandango at the Wall
with Special Guests the Villalobos Brothers and the Conga Patria Son Jarocho Collective
In his second appearance at The Soraya, Afro Latin jazz master Arturo O’Farrill and special guests pour their heart and soul into a message of unity and breaking down walls – real and imagined.

SAT | NOV 13 | 8PM | FREE
The Colburn Orchestra 
Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor
Shostakovich            Violin Concerto No. 1
Bruckner                    Symphony No. 6

SAT | DEC 4 | 3PM | FREE
Disney’s FANTASIA Live in Concert
Richard Kaufman, Conductor
Disney’s 1940 film in brilliant, restored color, accompanied by the CSUN  orchestra conducted by Richard Kaufman

FRI | DEC 10 | 8PM | FREE
SAT | DEC 11 | 3PM | FREE
Nochebuena, Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles, and Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéller
In what has become a popular holiday tradition at The Soraya, the lively Nochebuena celebration returns live on stage with favorite Artists that are part of The Soraya family.

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