Lehman Center kicks off its 2013 season
By Aimee Kuvadi
The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba has embarked on its first-ever United States tour since the Cuban government eased travel restrictions on its citizens.
It’s scheduled to perform at the Lehman Center for Performing Arts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, in what will be the ensemble’s only performance in New York City.
The performance will be “historic,” according to Lehman Center Executive Director Eva Bornstein, making it an emblem for the center’s 32nd season as a whole, which kicked off on Saturday with Michel Camilo’s Mano A Mano Trio and Tipica 73. Acts ranging from African drumming and Chinese acrobatics to Broadway shows and Russian ballets will also be featured at the venue between now and May 2013.
“This next season is about international attractions coming to the Bronx from around the globe,” Ms. Bornstein said. “Basically, we’re trying to offer as much variety as possible.”
Mr. Bornstein said the next notable event — Ballet Folklórico de México Amalia Hernández — is a “prime example” of the sort of diversity the Lehman Center is trying to encompass in its roster. The performance by the world-renowned company will take place at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23.
International-themed performances will generally be held on weekends, so children are able to attend, Ms. Bornstein said. Tickets cost $10 for children 12 and under.
“We try to encourage parents to bring children so they become familiar with cultures around the world,” she said.
For more information or to buy tickets, call 718-960-8833 or go to www.lehmancenter.org.
BALLET FOLKLÓRICO DE MEXICO DE AMALIA HERNÁNDEZ
Celebrate the 60th anniversary of Ballet Folklorico, one of Mexico’s most prestigious dance companies.
Tickets: $45, $40, $25
Children 12 and under, $10 any seat.
Saturday, October 6, 8 PM
LOS VAN VAN
The pioneers of songo are back at Lehman Center after more than a decade since their last performance. Juan Formell Y Los Van Van, one of Cuba’s most successful bands, will play Afro-Cuban, disco and funk.
Tickets: $50, $45, $30
Thursday, October 11, 8 pm
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