PBS Arts Fall Festival presents a Free Lunchtime Concert at the Little Theatre

PBS Arts Fall Festival presents a Free Lunchtime Concert at the Little Theatre

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Brasso Profundo, part of New Horizons, and the Mambo Kings perform a free concert in celebration of PBS Arts Fall Festival.

Join WXXI at the Little Theatre on Friday, September 26 at 12 p.m. for two half-hour concerts. New Horizons' Brasso Profundo is the first band to take to the stage in the Little's parking lot on Winthrop Street. They'll be followed by the Mambo Kings at 12:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and lunch. The Little will be selling brown bag lunches outside and the concession stand will be open. 

Enjoy the unique sonorities of tubas and euphoniums as Brasso Profundo plays everything from classics to pop to jazz. The group  is part of New Horizons, a community of music-makers flourishing in a non-competitive, collaborative, and supportive environment. To learn more about New Horizons, click here.

The Mambo Kings provide a fusion of Afro-Cuban rhythm and contemporary jazz. Together since 1995, the band is enjoying great success as Upstate New York's foremost LatinJazz ensemble, and have rapidly earned a national reputation for their explosive blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms and jazz improvisation. The band includes pianist and musical director Richard DeLaney, percussionists Freddy Colon and Tony Padilla, bassist Hector Diaz, saxophonist John Viavattine. Visit their web site by clicking here.

The concert serves as a special kick off to the 2014 PBS Arts Fall Festival, which returns to WXXI-TV on Friday, September 26 at 9 p.m. The festival series includes 11 weekly programs featuring classic Broadway hits, music from around the country and a theater performance by award-winning actor Nathan Lane. The series is hosted by Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and accomplished singer Kristin Chenoweth. The premiere broadcast on September 26th is Live from Lincoln Center's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,starring  Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel.  To learn more about PBS Arts Fall Festival, click here.

Funding for the PBS Arts Fall Festival is provided by a generous grant from the Anne Ray Charitable Trust.