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Omar Sosa (piano, center) performing his Afro-Symphonic work "From Our Mother" with the Oakland East Bay Symphony Orchestra (conductor & musical director Michael Morgan).
Richmond Memorial Auditorium, Richmond, CA. Jan. 25th 2003.
Photo by Hugh H. Lovell

OMAR SOSA AT CARNEGIE HALL

We are pleased to announce that Omar has been invited to perform at the opening of Carnegie Hall's new Zankel Hall, a brand-new performance space located underground at Carnegie Hall.

The 650-seat, state-of-the-art facility will open the weekend of September 12-14 with a series of performances curated by composer John Adams, who was recently appointed to The Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall for the next three years, a post previously held by Pierre Boulez.

The Omar Sosa Octet will perform at 10:00 PM on Friday, September 12, 2003. Tickets are $25.00, and are available online by visiting www.carnegiehall.org, or by phone at 212-247-7800.

Omar's ensemble will consist of Martha Galarraga (Cuba), vocals; Gustavo Ovalles (Venezuela), percussion; Geoff Brennan (U.S.A.), acoustic bass; Yassir Chadly (Morocco), vocals; Luis Depestre (Cuba), saxophones; Brutha Los (U.S.A.), hip-hop lyricist/rapper; and Josh Jones (U.S.A.), drums. Omar will be presenting new material developed on tour in Europe this summer, as well as selections from his recent recordings "Sentir" and "Prietos".

Advance copies of Omar Sosa's new solo piano recording, "A New Life", will soon be available through www.melodia.com. Details to follow in our next newsletter. Official release date is September 9, 2003.

Release date for Omar's new recording with percussionist Adam Rudolph is set for January 13, 2004.


Omar's complete touring schedule can be found on the Concerts page.


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