Brooklyn Rises for Puerto Rico: A Benefit Concert

Brooklyn Rises for Puerto Rico: A Benefit Concert

Featuring members from the original Broadway cast of In the Heights & On Your Feet!, Angélica Negrón

Mon · November 6, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12 Advance / $15 Day of Show

This event is 21 and over

**PLEASE NOTE: This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

Brooklyn Rises for Puerto Rico: A Benefit Concert
A benefit concert for the people of Puerto Rico who are suffering from the profound devastation of Hurricane Maria. With over 1 million Puerto Ricans living in New York, Brooklyn rises for Puerto Rico to help all who have friends and family struggling to survive on the island.
With an incredible line-up of Puerto Rican talent, BROOKLYN RISES features members of the ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST of Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS as well as the broadway hit ON YOUR FEET: the life and music of Emilio and Gloria Estefan.
In an evening packed with music of all styles, Brooklyn rises with multi-instrumentalist and San Juan-born composer, ANGELICA NÉGRON. Her music has been described as “wistfully idiosyncratic and contemplative” (WQXR/Q2) and “mesmerizing and affecting” (Feast of Music) while The New York Times noted her “capacity to surprise” and her “quirky approach to scoring”.
Alongside musical performances, BROOKLYN RISES includes a silent art auction featuring artwork from NY Times and Wall Street Journal illustrator David G. Klein, Brooklyn Daily Eagle/Puerto Rican courtroom sketch artist Alba Acevedo, along with many others.
All proceeds will go to R.Evolution Latina, The Hurricane Maria Relief Fund, and the Hispanic Federation.
Angélica Negrón
Angélica Negrón
Composer and multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negrón was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1981 and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Interested in creating intricate yet simple narratives that evoke intangible moments in time, she writes music for accordions, robotic instruments, toys and electronics as well as chamber ensembles and orchestras. Her music has been described as “wistfully idiosyncratic and contemplative” (WQXR/Q2) and “mesmerizing and affecting” (Feast of Music) while The New York Times noted her “capacity to surprise” and her “quirky approach to scoring”. She was recently selected by Q2 and NPR listeners as part of “The Mix: 100 Composers Under 40” and by Flavorpill as one of the “10 Young Female Composers You Should Know”.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/