LIVE FROM COLUMBIA Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
September 18, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
POP-UPS FROM MORNINGSIDE CAMPUS
Saturday, September 18, 2021, 4pm
The virtual concerts in the Live from Columbia series are filmed live and premiered throughout the 2021-22 season at millertheatre.com/live-from-columbia. On-demand streaming will be available immediately after.
This fall, as campus life and society relaunch, art plays a leading role. Livestreamed from the Miller stage, Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra perform an exciting program.
In 2019, Columbia University launched the Year of Water, an interdisciplinary investigation of water in all of its social, political, cultural, economic, and environmental complexities. As part of the initiative, the School of the Arts commissioned the composer, musician, and seven-time GRAMMY Award-winner Arturo O’Farrill to write a new work. Mundoagua receives its long-awaited world premiere, paired with another work by O’Farrill, Gulab Jamón, both performed by the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, “one of the best jazz orchestras in existence” (The New Yorker).
Filmed from the Miller Theatre stage
Co-presented with Columbia University School of the Arts
Plus: A Special Lecture by Arturo O’Farrill
Tuesday, September 14
More Info and Livestream at https://lenfest.arts.columbia.edu/events/arturo-ofarrill-transposing-genres-fluidity-arts
- Arturo O’Farrill Mundoagua (2020), world premiere, commissioned by Columbia University School of the Arts in honor of Columbia’s Year of Water
- O’Farrill Gulab Jamón (2019), originally commissioned by The Greene Space through the auspices of the J L Greene Foundation
Photo by Laura Mariet