Orquesta La Moderna Tradición

Saturday, August 24, 2024
7:30 PM

Founded in 1996 as the West Coast’s first ensemble devoted to danzón, an insuperably elegant and foundational 19th century style of Afro-Cuban music and dance, Orquesta La Moderna Tradición is a charanga orchestra with strings, woodwinds and percussion. Delivering driving and gracefully interlocking Afro-Cuban rhythms, the 12-piece group is led by veteran violinist Tregar Otton and legendary percussionist Michael Spiro, a 10-time Grammy nominee who’s also the first and only American ever nominated for a Cubadisco award (the Cuban “Grammys”) in the traditional Afro-Cuban category. While rooted in the dance music that coalesced in the final years of Spain’s dominion over Cuba, the band is also fluent in soaring boleros and surging cha-cha-chás redolent of pre-revolutionary Havana.

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Doors open 7:00 PM, shows start promptly, please arrive on time.
Please note:

  • Masks are optional. Please be kind to those who choose to continue to wear masks.
  • Refreshments will be served before the show and through the end of intermission and can be consumed inside the hall. Refreshments are not served after intermission. Please return bottles, cups, and cans to the refreshment window before returning to your seat.
  • Per our ABC licensing requirements alcohol must be always kept inside the hall. No outside wine and beer are allowed.
  • We have increased our hall ventilation. Dress warmly on a cold day.

*Member Price is for current members only. Membership status will be confirmed and if necessary, the ticket price will be adjusted upon arrival at check-in, before seating.

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