A Gift for Sancho Panza: A Quixotic Salsa Event

2:00 pm on Sunday, April 26, 2015
4:00 pm on Sunday, April 26, 2015
Contact Name:
Raquel Peula
A whimsical blend of Salsa and passages from Cervantes's masterpiece, conceived as a modern-day Latino tribute to Don Quixote´s immortal sidekick, Sancho Panza. Conceptualized and Directed by: Andrés Espinoza Agurto Featuring the 14-piece salsa band: Orquesta Barataria Guest Singer: Jesús Pagán Series Artistic Director: Benjamín Juárez Cervantes Consultant: James Iffland Cervantes utilized the image of Sancho Panza as the representation of the everyman. This concert will revolve around the idea of music as the social chronicle, and literature of the common man. The concert will have as an underlying thread many of the themes found within Don Quixote. Madness, love, death, poverty, exile, idealism, immigration, war, justice and ultimately the concept of everyday living as part of the human experience will serve as the driving force behind the music. The concert will feature a large ensemble including some of the finest Salsa musicians in the Boston area. From the series Cervantine Stories, Quixotic Moments to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the publication of Part II of Don Quixote de la Mancha (1615-2015). This event is free an open to the public!