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

Tickets available at door.

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
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”.

ANI CORDERO is a passionate singer, songwriter, drummer, guitarist, and Latin American music researcher living in NYC. IHer critically-acclaimed album "Recordar," received accolades from NPR's All Things Considered, Alt-Latino, and Soundcheck, as well as, Billboard, USA Today, PRI The World, Brooklyn Vegan, BUST, Remezcla, and more.

Alongside musical performances, BROOKLYN RISES includes a silent art auction featuring artwork from awarding-winning illustrators featured in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, and Rolling Stone: Alba Acevedo, David G. Klein, and Peter Kuper among others.

All proceeds will go to the Hispanic Federation and Hurricane Maria Relief Fund.
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/