WMI PLUS At Home - Arturo O'Farrill with Philip Klint
WMI PLUS At Home experiences bring music from around the world into the comfort of your home. Renowned artists share their lives, instruments, and stories from their personal environments, bringing an intimacy and uniqueness to each event. These talks are led by fellow musicians, journalists, and ethnomusicologists. Live captioning will be provided during the event.
We are thrilled to provide these events for FREE. If you are able to make a donation of any amount while registering for this event, it will help us to keep the music playing. THANK YOU!
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 – 6PM EDT
WMI PLUS At Home Experiences are free of charge, but you must register to reserve your space. You will receive an order confirmation once your registration is complete that includes the link to the event. Only registered participants will receive email instructions on how to join the event via Zoom online. Live captioning provided.
Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O’Farrill — leader of the “first family of Afro-Cuban Jazz” (New York Times) — was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. Son of the late, great Cuban composer Chico O’Farrill, Arturo played piano in Carla Bley’s Big Band from 1979 through 1983 and earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Belafonte. In 2002, he established the GRAMMY® winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. Arturo will share music and stories, and take questions from attendees.
Philip Klint is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who helped launch NY1 Noticias in 2003. For many years he hosted a weekly arts segment, interviewing and profiling artists and writers such as Rubén Blades, Chucho Valdés, Paquito D’Rivera, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Alvaro Enrigue, Elena Poniatowska, and many others. He currently hosts a weekly immigration segment, “Martes de Migra” highlighting some of the most important issues relating to immigration policy and its impact on the immigrant community in New York and the rest of the country.
WMI PLUS At Home experiences are supported by a grant from Con Edison.