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Radical Acts & Musical Deviancy: Arturo O’Farrill in Residence

 

This is no ordinary residency. For the next four months, six-time Grammy Award Winner Arturo O’Farrill holds forth from his pianistic pulpit, with the mission to be transcultural, genre-fluid and embrace all persuasions of musical deviancy and fun. Barriers will fall. High and low will be no more. And you'll see why this is for the greater good. 

The Greene Space transforms to an arena for the new and the bold – for experiments in jazz, afrobeat, Latin fusion, and those slippery genres that escape our efforts to apply labels. Be there.

 

Schedule and Tickets

$50 VIP (includes reserved seating and 2 complimentary drinks); $30 general admission seating. All events take place at 44 Charlton Street, at the corner of Varick Street.

 

 

Friends & Foes at the Piano | February 7 at 7pm

 

Arturo O'Farrill continues his artist-in-residence series with piano solos, duets and battles. Watch Arturo navigate the tricky waters of playing by himself and with musicians who are both friend and foe. Guests to be announced.


 

Music of Resistance | March 12 at 7pm

Arturo O'Farrill joins forces with a rhythm section to perform music of resistance. The program will include The Offense of the Drum40 Acres and a BurroThree Revolutions and selections from the Little Tiny Walls SuiteGuests to be announced.


 

A (Genre-Bending) World Premiere | April 24 at 7pm

The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra joins us for a special celebration as Arturo O'Farrill wraps up his artist-in-residence series. They premiere a new composition commissioned in honor of The Greene Space's 10th anniversary. The brand-new genre-bending composition is inspired by Arturo’s political activism and meant to smash the concept of high and low culture in music, challenging the idea that classical and jazz music are elite or that folkloric or commercially driven music is of lower artistic merit.

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The Grammy Award winner launches his series with guitarist Lionel Loueke, singer Wunmi, guitarist Bryan Vargas, percussionist Tosin and members of the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble. 

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