Orlando Alonso joins violinist Joshua Bell in concert at Lincoln Center

dsc_7348ed1Pianist Orlando Alonso will perform at “Joshua Bell: Seasons of Cuba” concert at Lincoln Center, on Nov.1, 2016. This historic event, hosted by Lincoln Center Present, will air on PBS on December 16.

With Joshua Bell, Dave Matthews, Carlos Varela, Larisa Martinez, Yosvany Terry, Aldo López-Gavilan, Jorge Gómez, The Chamber Orchestra of Havana, and more…

Bohemian Trio review from Jazz Times

Spoleto_Bohemian_20Trio_Julia_20Lynn_20Photography Terry’s sound is most distinctive on soprano, and “Tarde en La Lisa” was the best example of the exuberance and plenitude of his ideas. Alonso’s backing had steely force as the composer played the line, a perfect launch pad for the soprano rant that followed. Then the piano was an island of calm, setting us up for a full round of vigorous Bohemian solos before Terry circled back to the melody. “Hiroshima,” the placid finale on the Giraudo Jazz Orchestra’s 2009 El Viaje release, was not radically altered at all as the Bohemians’ valedictory. Dharamraj eloquently played the line before Alonso and Terry, still on soprano, paid their soulful, subdued respects. Continue reading —->

Review: Bohemian Trio and the dreams of childhood

Bohemian Trio

Bohemian Trio

Review by Chris Haire for the Charleston City Paper:

Having a very limited background in jazz but having written about music for many, many years, I tried to think of the best way to capture what I was hearing without getting into the soulless, paint-by-number details that far too often ensnare writers, particularly when writing about jazz or other instrumental music. And so, I decided to let the music tell me a story, in this case a short film. Read full review —>

De Rio a La Habana Concert in Miami – June 5

A round-trip voyage of Cuban and Brazilian Music.
Angelica de la Riva, soprano
Orlando Alonso, piano

image1(1)When: June 5th at 4p.m.
Where: Trinity Cathedral Miami
464 NE 16th Street
Miami, Florida 33132

Tickets: http://derioalahabana.bpt.me/

In a concert celebrating the heritage of Cuba and the city hosting the
2016 Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Soprano Angelica de la Riva and pianist Orlando Alonso
perform music by Brazilian and Cuban masters including Heitor Villa-Lobos, Carlos Gomes, Al-
berto Costa, Ernesto Lecuona, Jorge Anckermann, Ignacio Cervantes, José María Vitier and
Spanish composer Xavier Montsalvatge at the historical Trinity Cathedral of Miami.
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