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

FROM RIO TO HAVANA
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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The Alonso Brothers Live in Miami – June 2

13151822_10154177713833988_1966255663651499228_nThe Alonso Brothers Live in Miami
June 2, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Steinway Piano Gallery
4104 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, Florida.
Buy Tickets: http://thealonsobrothersmiami.bpt.me/

Cuban-born brothers Orlando Alonso and Orlay Alonso will share the stage and the keyboard- performing four hands in their New York concert on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 7:30 PM at the Steinway Piano Gallery in Coral Gables.

Bohemian Trio at Spoleto Festival, May 28-31

Bohemian Trio

Bohemian Trio

Spoleto Festival (Charleston)
May 28 – 31
Tickets: https://spoletousa.org/events/bohemian-trio/

Drawn to the idea that a blend of traditions would speak to the true voice of the Americas, Yosvany Terry (saxophone and chékere), Orlando Alonso (piano), and Yves Dharamraj (cello) pooled their cultural and musical backgrounds to form the Bohemian Trio in 2013. Together, they forge a new identity—a polyphony of cultures—that transcends old-world boundaries. Bohemian Trio intertwines earthy, Afro-Cuban rhythms with sweeping classical melodies, jazz improvisation, and the celebration of Latin dance to transport its audiences to an inspired and fantastical place, though one longing for a bygone era at odds with the modern world. Grounded in both distinct formal traditions and abstract ideas, each member exhibits his own brand of technical prowess and invention, creating an extension of the familiar. Their musical narratives—deftly woven into original and commissioned works—simultaneously evoke joy, nostalgia, and passion.

Bohemian Trio at The Jazz Gallery – NYC – May 19

The Bohemian_Trio_Edge02Jazz Gallery
1160 Broadway, 5th Floor (at 27th Street)
New York, NY 10001
(646) 494-3625
info@jazzgallery.org
www.jazzgallery.nyc/shows/
Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:30pm and 9:30pm

Bohemian Trio returns to the Jazz Gallery on Thursday, May 19th to perform two sets at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Showcasing their signature sound, an original blend of Classical lyricism, Jazz harmony, Latin dance, and Afro-Cuban beats, their repertoire reflects the group’s diverse cultural and musical backgrounds. Comprised of Yosvany Terry (sax and chékere), Yves Dharamraj (cello) and Orlando Alonso (piano), the trio will premiere works specially written for the ensemble by Pedro Giraudo, Emilio Solla, Sonia Jacobsen, Alexis Cuadrado, Ramon Polo, and Cristina Spinei. A surprise guest will join the group.

Concert Brings ‘an Unknown Cuba’ to Central Ohio Sunday Afternoon

photo: Brooke Lavalley

Vitier will perform as pianist in his Misa Cubana with the Westerville Symphony, the Otterbein University combined choirs and Capriccio Columbus in a performance conducted by Otterbein professor Gayle Walker, this Sunday, April 24 at 5 p.m.  in Fritsche Theatre of Otterbein University’s Cowan Hall.

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The Columbus Dispatch: Visiting Cuban composer Jose Maria Vitier prepares for eclectic thanksgiving Mass

photo: Brooke Lavalley

This month, the sounds and rhythms of Cuba have spread across the campus of Otterbein University in Westerville.

Cuban composer and pianist Jose Maria Vitier — accompanied by his wife, Silvia Rodriguez Rivero — has taken part in a residency there since April 1. While in central Ohio, the Havana native has given master classes and heard his work featured in concerts.

This weekend, as he nears the conclusion of his visit, the Westerville Symphony will perform one of his most popular works, a Roman Catholic Mass titled “Misa Cubana.”

For the Sunday concert, the orchestra will join Capriccio Columbus and three university ensembles: the Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorale and Concert Choir. Vitier and Dean Marcellana will play the piano parts.

Read the full story by The Columbus Dispatch