The Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s summer series, the Talcott Mountain Music Festival, will open with Mambo Kings on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 7:30pm at the Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows. This concert will be conducted by Bob Bernhardt. Subscribers can comment below to enter to win a family four pack of tickets for this Friday nights show.
Mambo Kings, together since 1995, are enjoying great success as America’s foremost Latin Jazz ensemble, and have rapidly earned a national reputation for their explosive blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms and jazz improvisation. Since their orchestral debut, Mambo Kings have appeared in Pops concerts throughout the country, performing original compositions and arrangements by pianist Richard DeLaney. Recent/Upcoming appearances with The Florida Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, and Rochester and Buffalo Philharmonics.
Mambo Kings Hot Latin Nights! takes the audience on a fascinating journey through the music of Latin America and the U.S. From the sultry melancholy of Astor Piazzolla and the burning Afro Cuban jazz of Tito Puente, to the rhythmic playfulness of jazz great Dave Brubeck and the pop strains of The Beatles, Mambo Kings will be your guide on a Latin jazz tour of the Pan American experience, featuring original orchestral arrangements and compositions of music from the U.S., Perú, Argentina, Cuba and Puerto Rico.
The 2015 Talcott Mountain Music Festival continues through July 24. Concerts include:
Celebrate America: July 3
20 Seasons in Simsbury: July 10
Classical Night Fever: July 17
The Music of Queen: July 24
Ticket Information: Subscriptions to the 2015 Talcott Mountain Music Festival range in price and starts at $100. Advance single lawn tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Adult single lawn tickets are $25 at the gate. For more ticketing information, please contact Hartford Symphony Orchestra ticket services at 860-987-5900 or visit www.hartfordsymphony.org.
Additional Information: Gates open at 6pm for all Talcott Mountain Music Festival concerts. Open to all ticket holders, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra Education Tent is open from 6pm to 7:15pm; families can enjoy free activities such as music-themed games and crafts, the “Instrument Zoo,” and youth performances. In the case of severe weather, this concert will be performed the following night (June 27) at the same time.