ONE NIGHT IN HAVANA
Created and developed by Yunior Lopez, One Night in Havana celebrates the incredible music of pre-revolution Cuba. The performance project features Cuban singer Noybel Gorgoy backed by a full symphony orchestra. Reminiscent of Buena Vista Social Club’s revival of pre-revolutionary Cuban music, One Night in Havana features Buena Vista classics like Chan Chan, Quizas, Quizas, Quizas, and El Cuarto de Tula, alongside other Cuban favorites popularized by artists like Celia Cruz, Beny More, and Los Zafiros. Orchestral arrangements and transcriptions were done by famed Cuban pianist and band leader Hilario Duran, jazz bassist Roberto Occhipinti, Mexican composer Arturo Hernandez, and Yunior Lopez. The project blends a variety of Cuban, Spanish, and American genres & styles including bolero, Cuban son, doo-wop, jazz, and tango. Presented during the 2019/20 season.
THE LIQUE + SYMPHONY
The Lique, one of Vegas’ hottest bands, partners with the Young Artists Orchestra to create, develop, and produce a unique project featuring their original music. The project is a multi-genre musical experience as the jazz/funk/hip-hop quintet joins collaborates with a classical ensemble. The Lique is made up of RASAR (Emcee/Rapper), Sean Carbone (Guitar), Jason Corpuz (Keys), Jeremy Klewicki (Drums), and Nick Schmitt (Bass). Orchestral transcriptions were done by members of The Lique. Project features complete performances of albums Democracy Manifest and Times Like These. Presented during the 2017/18 and 2018/19 season.
NIGHT AT THE OPERA
Night at the Opera is a collaborative performance project with Vegas City Opera. The project features operatic favorites from Mozart, Puccini, and Bizet, to other popular works people think is opera such as Francesco Sartori’s Con te partirò. The project also features unique orchestral transcriptions of operatic favorites like Nessun Dorma and Intermezzo from Cavallerai Rusticana. The project featured members of Vegas City Opera and International Mexican Baritone Luis Castillo.