Lenine & Martin Fondse Orchestra: The Bridge

Lenine & Martin Fondse Orchestra: The Bridge

Sun, July 20, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$20.00 - $25.00

This event is 21 and over

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Lenine & Martin Fondse Orchestra: The Bridge
Lenine & Martin Fondse Orchestra: The Bridge
Lenine & Martin Fondse Orchestra present:

A superb musical blend of the multiple Latin Grammy Award winning Brazilian musician LENINE & the Dutch Edison winner MARTIN FONDSE and his Orchestra

A symbolic landmark for the historical relationship between Brazil and The Netherlands is the Maurício de Nassau Bridge in Recife, which is a perfect replica of a bridge crossing the Amstel river in Amsterdam. This landmark has been the source of inspiration to create ‘The Bridge’ that connects the Brazilian singer-songwriter Lenine and the orchestra of the Dutch maestro Martin Fondse. After successful tours in countries such as Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal and various cities in Brazil, and after being elected as one of the best concerts in the history of renowned European festival, the Music Meeting, 'The Bridge' arrives in New York for shows at SummerStage, Central Park, and Littlefield, Brooklyn.

In 2013, 30 different projects had been programmed to celebrate 30 years of career of Lenine; amongst them this project in collaboration with Martin Fondse and his Orchestra. Both born on an island, Lenine and Martin Fondse cross this transatlantic bridge, that 'is neither to go nor to come, the bridge is the crossing...’ as in Lenine's song 'A Ponte' that inspired the show’s concept.

The repertoire consists of highlights from Lenine's career, such as Jack Soul Brasileiro, Paciência and A Ponte, as well as new songs in original and electrifying adaptations for the Martin Fondse Orchestra.

Singer-songwriter, record producer and arranger Oswaldo Lenine Macedo Pimentel (aka Lenine) is considered a "Brazilian of the world," bringing influences from cultural manifestations of his country in his compositions as well as numerous musical genres, disregarding labels or classifications. In addition to being a performer of note, Lenine is an accomplished composer for other artists, with a catalog of over 500 songs. Over his 30 year career he's released ten albums, earned five Latin Grammy Awards, nine Brazilian Music Awards, and worked with everyone from Living Color to Maria Rita, and according to Lenine himself, this is just the beginning.

Martin Fondse is one of European most cherished composers. He continually breaks new ground, and combines different styles in his work, establishing a remarkable balance between composition, improvisation, dialogue and personal expression. He has been awarded several international prizes (including Edison Award 2012). Martin worked with musicians like Basement Jaxx, Terry Bozzio, Peter Erskine, Doudou N´Diaye Rose, Pat Metheny, Vernon Reid and George Duke. The modern Martin Fondse Orchestra has its roots in jazz, merged with elements from pop, film and classical music. It is formed by highly talented musicians from all over Europe. Performances of the Martin Fondse Orchestra are energetic, humoristic and deeply moving.

Photo credit: Arlindo Camacho