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ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT

May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

FREE

IMPORTANT

Due to weather conditions, today’s concert has been postponed due to Monday, June 3rd. 

This event will take place on the Van Cortlandt House Museum Lawn. The concert will be held outdoors or indoors in the event of rain.

 

Free parking is AVAILABLE at the Van Cortlandt Golf House. Transportation from the Van Cortlandt Golf House Parking Lot available for people with disabilities.

Back by popular demand, the Bronx Arts Ensemble’s Mingus Tribute is returning for the annual Memorial Day Concert. Leader-arranger-bassist Mary Ann McSweeney and a jazz band featuring BAE’s amazing teachers and Cuban-Bronx pianist and composer, Elio Villafranca, present McSweeney’s take on the legendary bassist Charles Mingus. The Mingus Tribute highlights the diverse and politically-engaged compositions from this prolific 20th-century artist, incorporating the blues, swing, bebop, classical, and gospel. Students from the BAE choir program at the Rosalyn Yalow Charter School will join the ensemble to perform original lyrics to Mingus’ “Work Song” and “Freedom.” The holiday all-American music tradition continues! Bring a picnic and a friend. Event sponsored by New York State Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz. Free admission! 

Mary Ann McSweeney, bass and arrangements
 
Todd Isler, drums
 
Jason Marshall, saxophone  
 
John Replogle, trumpet
 
Benjamin Sutin, violin
 
Elio Villafranca, keyboard

 

Details

Date:
May 26
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
Event Category:

Venue

Van Cortlandt House Museum
6036 Broadway, Van Cortlandt Park
Bronx, NY 10471 United States

Organizer

Bronx Arts Ensemble
Phone:
718-601-7399