Join the Bronx Arts Ensemble on Sunday, May 24 at 2 pm in Van Cortlandt Park near the Ecology Center for a FREE Memorial Day Holiday Concert celebrating the music of Gould, Bernstein, Sousa, Oliver Caplan, Samuel Barber, Stephen Sondheim, Lerner and Loewe, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Papo Vázquez and more!
The concert features the Bronx Arts Ensemble Orchestra, conductor David Gilbert, soprano Halley Gilbert, trombonist Papo Vázquez, and vocalist Hermán Olivera. The free BAE Memorial Day outdoor tent concert is scheduled rain or shine. Seating will be provided. Pedestrians can enter the park at Broadway and 246th Street. Free parking is also available at the Van Cortlandt Golf House.
Ermán Olivera became the main vocalist with Manny Oquendo’s group, Libre, in 1979 at the age of 20. He has toured the world, performed in numerous music festivals and worked with Johnny Pacheco, Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri, Machito Orchestra as well as The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and The Lincoln Center Afro-Latin Jazz Band.