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An Evening with Paquito D’Rivera : Longy’s 2023 Gala Benefit Concert
April 19 @ 7:00 pm| $250
with performances by
Longy students & alumni
and a special guest appearance by
Sandra Piques Eddy
Longy faculty & Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Cocktail Hour 7:00pm ET
Concert 8:00pm ET
Pickman Hall at Longy
HONORING PAQUITO D’RIVERA
Recipient of the 2023 Leonard Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award Presented by Jamie Bernstein
Born in Havana, Cuba, saxophonist, clarinetist, bandleader, and author Paquito D’Rivera is celebrated worldwide both for his artistry in Latin Jazz and his achievements as a classical composer. His groundbreaking work fuses jazz, rock, classical, and Afro-Caribbean music, and he champions the rights and liberties of artists around the world.
Funds raised support Equity Scholarships at Longy, opening the door to musicians who are not traditionally represented in conservatory education. Help us close the gap between their dreams and what they can achieve!