Venezuelan Expressions 2010

Oct 10,2010
04:00 pm - 07:00 pm

The New Freedom Theatre
1346 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19121

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Venezuelan Musical Fusion

A sample of the original Venezuelan sound that comes from
the fusion between traditional folklore rhythms with the music
from the Caribbean, jazz and with some elements of classical music.

Sunday, October 10, 2010
4:00pm - 7:00pm

The New Freedom Theatre
Theatre John E. Allen Jr.
1346 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121
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Ensemble of Music of Casa de Venezuela

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Special Guests


Alfredo Naranjo and Friends

Alfredo Naranjo is a vibraphonist, composer, and arranger from Caracas, Venezuela. He began his musical studies early on at the Conservatorio de Música de la Orquesta Juvenil. After years of training, he joined the Orquesta Sinfónica Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho where he performed orchestral repertory as a percussionist. During this time Mr. Naranjo developed his interest in folkloric and Latin genres and focused on the vibraphone.



Jason Fraticelli

Jason Fraticelli is a Philadelphia based bassist. After studying at the New School University in New York City, he has had a very diverse career thus far touring all over the world and making music with some of the most talented and acclaimed artists today. He is primarily an upright bassist, but is also a performing and recording artist on guitar, drums, electric bass, and cuatro (a 10 stringed guitar from Puerto Rico).



Belmary Lorcas

Belmary Lorcas was born in Maracay, Venezuela. She began her musical training in Caracas, Venezuela with the National System of Children and Youth Orchestras of Venezuela. She is a graduate of Conservatory Simon Bolivar (BM) and Carnegie Mellon University (MM). Also she holds a Performance Residency Program certificate from Carnegie Mellon University. Mrs. Lorcas was member of “Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho” Symphony Orchestra , the string orchestra “Jovenes Arcos de Venezuela” and the “Simon Bolivar” Symphony Orchestra.



Nicolas Real

Venezuelan flutist, conductor, composer, and teacher with a solid career in the classical and popular genres. Nicolas Real begun his career in the National Youth Orchestra System (El Sistema) of Venezuela. His registered experience leads him to become a member of the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra and other musical chamber groups such are Miquirebo Flute Quartet of Venezuela, National Flute Orchestra of Venezuela, and the Real-Peña Duo.



Joe Truglio

Joe Truglio grew up in Long Island, New York and began learning the drums at age four. His father was a music teacher at the local public school and introduced him to jazz, big band, and rock music while still in elementary school. Joe went on to study at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA and graduated with a Bachelor's of Performance degree.



Roberto Quintero

Roberto Quintero, was born in Caracas, Venezuela, were he was surrounded by Afro-Venezuelan and Afro-Cuban rhythm and music. His father a respected composer, singer and percussionist in his native country, tutored and encourage Roberto on percussion through his adolescent years. Roberto comes from a long line of outstanding musicians which includes his uncle, Carlos Nene Quintero and cousin Luisito Quintero.





 Adults: $20 in advance / $25 day of the event
Children 12 and under: $10

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