The Mambo Kings have been taking their brand of Latin jazz from Rochester to symphony orchestras across North America since 1995, and it’s Buffalo’s turn in October!
The five-piece band makes its BPO debut in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14 at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle. From the sultry melancholy of Astor Piazzola 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. Come at 7 p.m. and hear Hispanic dance music performed by The Tech Tones of Hutchinson Technical High School and Jazz F.L.O from Olmsted High School. Tickets are $29-$84 and are available by visiting bpo.org, by calling (716) 885-5000 or by stopping at the Kleinhans box office.
A string quartet from the BPO will perform on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 10:15 a.m. at Destiny International Church, 172 15th Street and at 11:30 a.m. at Primera Iglesia Metodista at 62 Virginia St. Led by BPO violist Janz Castelo, the performances will celebrate Hispanic contributions to classical music and the orchestra’s relationship with its community.