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Spanish Harlem Orchestra to perform at the LPCA

August 9, 2013
Lake Placid News

LAKE?PLACID?- The Lake Placid Center for the Arts welcomes the Grammy-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra.

This one-night-only concert will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10.

Tickets are $18 for adults or $16 for students and seniors. Contact the LPCA Box Office at 518-523-2512 or purchase online at:

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With over a 10-year history of making music, the Grammy-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra is one of the most formidable and authentic Latin jazz combos of the present day. Yet for all of its appeal and success with contemporary audiences, SHO's success is actually rooted in the past. The 13-piece collective owes its front-line status to an unwavering respect for the music's rich history and a tenacious adherence to the music's enduring traditions.

Spanish Harlem Orchestra celebrates that musical and cultural legacy with "Viva La Tradicion." A mix of fiery salsa and a few moments of melodic balladry, the album's 12 tracks hearken back to a time of Latin big band recordings populated by seasoned musicians who assembled in the same room at the same time, brought their best to the table and generated a spontaneous, natural energy all their own.

"I've played and recorded with a lot of great artists from different eras," says pianist, bandleader, producer and SHO founder Oscar Hernandez.

"And Spanish Harlem Orchestra, since its earliest days 10 years ago, has accompanied many great artists as well. So the title of the album is a statement about a group of musicians who understand first-hand the tradition of this music and all the great artists who were responsible for the tradition."



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