Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
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Live from Columbia

Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

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Saturday, September 18, 2021, 4pm

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The virtual concerts in the Live from Columbia series are filmed live and premiered throughout the 2021-22 season at On-demand streaming will be available immediately after.

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This fall, as campus life and society relaunch, art plays a leading role. Livestreamed from the Miller stage, Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra perform an exciting program.

In 2019, Columbia University launched the Year of Water, an interdisciplinary investigation of water in all of its social, political, cultural, economic, and environmental complexities. As part of the initiative, the School of the Arts commissioned the composer, musician, and seven-time Grammy Award-winner Arturo O’Farrill to write a new work. Mundoagua receives its long-awaited world premiere, paired with another work by O’Farrill, Gulab Jamón, both performed by the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, “one of the best jazz orchestras in existence" (The New Yorker).

Filmed from the Miller Theatre stage

Co-presented with Columbia University School of the Arts

Plus: A Special Lecture by Arturo O'Farrill: Transposing Genres — Fluidity in the Arts
Tuesday, September 14, 7:30pm

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  • Carla Bley Blue Palestine (2021)
  • Arturo O'Farrill Mundoagua (2020), world premiere, commissioned by Columbia University School of the Arts in honor of Columbia's Year of Water
  • O'Farrill Gulab Jamón (2019), originally commissioned by The Greene Space through the auspices of the J L Greene Foundation

Additional Information

Support for Live from Columbia is provided by the Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation.

Photo by Laura Mariet