New Latin American Music Choir

Latin American Music Choir
For Teens and Adults
Choir Director: Shadia Almasri

Auditions: September 20 & 27 at 7:00 pm

Dear Friends,

If you love to sing, can carry a tune, and love the musical repertoire of Latin America, then Harbor Conservatory’s new choir is the class for you.  Led by long time Conservatory faculty member Shadia Amasri, this choir for singers ages 16 years old and older will initially focus on the interpretation of Latin American Folkloric Music.  This includes genres like Joropo, Boleros, Tangos, Danzas, and Merengue and will feature lyrics by some of the leading poets of Latin America.

To schedule an audition, please call 212/427-2244 ext. 573. Harbor Conservatory is located at One East 104th Street in Manhattan on Fifth Avenue.

The choir meets on Mondays from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm and we are seeking a total of 24 choir members, featuring 6 singers per vocal range. That means 6 sopranos, 6 altos, 6 tenors and 6 bass or baritones. Previous vocal training is a plus but not a requirement, but a healthy voice with a clear tone is necessary.

Nina Gale Olson
Director of External Affairs

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Super Sabado April 17!

Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts & Raíces Latin Music Museum
Join El Museo del Barrio
For  SUPER SABADO – Target Free Third Saturday at El Museo

SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2010

12:00 Noon – INTRO TO TANGO DANCE
LECTURE/DEMONSTRATION
Third Floor Theater

El Barrio/East Harlem – Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts, and the Raíces Latin Music Museum, at Boys & Girls Harbor, Inc. are pleased to join El Museo del Barrio for Super Sabado Target Free Saturdays on the third Saturday of every month. The next Super Sabado at El Museo is scheduled for Saturday, April 17 from 11:00 am until 8:30 pm.  Highlighting the vitality of the Heckscher Building as a resource for Latino Culture and a destination for visitors, Harbor Conservatory and Raíces will be offering the following free programs on Saturday, April 17th:

10:00 am – 11:00 am, Latin Dance Class for children 8-10 years of age in our 5th Floor Gym, taught by Jocelyn Duran.  Mambo, Cha Cha, Salsa and Merengue are just some of the dances that will be taught in this class.

11:00 am – 12:00 noon, Afro-Caribbean Dance for children 6-8 years old in studio 623 taught by Alma Cruz.  Accompanied by live drummers youngsters learn the dances of the African Diaspora in the Caribbean exploring the dynamics of movement and style.

12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, INTRO TO TANGO DANCE– LECTURE/DEMONSTRATION, Third Floor Theater
In this one hour lecture/demonstration presented by Argentinean native Valeria Solomonoff and her dance partner, audience members will experience the excitement of Tango, a dance form which originated in Uruguay and Argentina and incorporates influences from Spanish and African culture. Participants will learn basic steps, as well as watch how the pros execute the dance to rhythms often described as “incisive, exciting, and provocative”.

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Exhibition: Raices: The Roots of Latin Music in New York City, Raices Latin Music Museum Gallery on the 5th Floor. Explore the history and evolution of Salsa dating back centuries to its contemporary ties to New York.

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