This Thursday, April 7, marks the start of PIFA and you will have a chance to experience all of the exciting, Paris-inspired events you have been reading about over the past few weeks. Any festival in Philly isn’t complete without the sights, sounds and moves of the Latino community.
On April 29th, the heart of Philly’s Latino community will come alive at Taller Puertorriqueño (Taller) headquarters, with the collaborative sounds from members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Intercultural Journeys, including the Orchestra’s principal clarinetist Ricardo Morales. They will join forces with adult and advanced student musicians from Artistas y Músicos Latino-Americanos (AMLA), in a free concert featuring classical and popular works by Latino composers.
Let the sounds move you as you enjoy an evening of art exhibits in a welcoming atmosphere that will allow you to experience the heartbeat of the Latino community and all it continues to contribute to Philadelphia.
This world premiere event is titled Puentes/Bridges and will produce and host a series of Festival-related events, including master classes and exhibits, throughout the year at Taller, Esperanza Academy (AMLA’s home base) and other community schools.
Doors to the Exhibition will open at 6:00 p.m.. Concert to begin at 8:00 p.m.
Stay tuned for more and some live coverage of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts through May 1, supported by PIFA.