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Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Villa Victoria Center bring music to square

Posted by Johanna Kaiser  July 19, 2012 01:30 PM

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The South End’s Blackstone Square will be filled with Latin-inspired music as the Boston Landmarks Orchestra and the Villa Victoria Center For the Arts team up for an evening concert.

The Boston Landmarks Orchestra, joined by Alex Alvear, director of the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, and his friends are set to perform “Fiesta Sinfónica” at Blackstone Square Thursday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m.

The South End’s Villa Victoria Center for the Arts is the largest Latino Cultural Center in New England and promotes a wide range of Latino and Latin American culture through music, dance, and visual arts.

Boston Landmarks Orchestra performs free shows designed to bring diverse groups together and is set to perform at the Esplanade’s Hatch Shell every Wednesday evening through August 29.

Together, the two groups will perform Caribeña by Miguel Del Aguila, Viaje (Afro Latin-Suite) by Gonzalo Grau, Mambo by Leonard Bernstein, and Danzón No. 2 by Arturo Márquez.

“We are so pleased to perform dance music from two worlds with the help of the pocket-sized orchestra from Villa Victoria in the South End. It will be merengue and mambo on an epic scale,” said Christopher Wilkins, the orchestra’s conductor.

Alvear and his friends will provide vocals, trumpet, trombone, percussions, keyboards, and bass.
 
The concert will be held at the the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts at 85 West Newton St. in the case of rain.
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