Alex Torres y Su Orquesta
Specializing in an original blend of Afro-Caribbean rhythms such as Salsa, Merengue, Cha-cha, Bomba, Plena and Latin Jazz, the Alex Torres Orchestra is an 11 piece orchestra led by bassist Alex Torres. Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra have performed for President Bill and Hillary Clinton at the New York State Democratic Convention and also for New York Governor's George Pataki and Eliot Spitzer's Inauguration. They have shared the stage and billings with such major acts as Tito Puente, Tito Puente Jr., Eddie Palmieri, Andy Montañez, Los Hermanos Moreno, Arturo Sandoval, Luis “Perico” Ortiz, Ray Barretto and Jane Burnette & The Spirits Of Havana. The Orchestra has been the recipient of numerous awards including the New England Cultural Arts Preservation Award, the New York State Music Achievement Award, The Governor´s Excellence in Arts Award, The NAACP Albany Chapter Award and Metroland Magazine’s “Best of Award” for seven consecutive years. Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra also have been featured on television commercials for The Albany Times Union Newspaper, wrote and performed the music for the PBS weekly program Made in New York, and twice performed for Time Warner’s music series, Sounding Board. The Orchestra is registered with the Arts-In-Education Program of New York State which brings Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra into schools to showcase and explain the music, instruments and rhythms associated with their music.
Campus LifeSeptember 2nd, 2012 at 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm at Gibson Theatre
Open to the Public: Yes
Announced on: August 2nd, 2012
Jade Williams '11 - phone: (607) 735-1853 - email: firstname.lastname@example.org