The Emelin’s Great Traditions Series, which introduces local audiences to music and dance from around the world, kicks off on Saturday, Nov. 15, with a performance by Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana. Dubbed “the Keeper of Flamenco”, by Dance Magazine, Carlota Santana exemplifies the Spanish music and art form in all its pride and passion. The Emelin Jazz Series gets going on Friday, Nov. 21 with one of the biggest names of all: the iconic Count Basie Orchestra. The only thing more impressive than the band’s accolades — they’ve won every respected jazz poll in the world at least once, garnered 18 Grammy Awards, performed for royalty and more — is that they’re still going strong, with members, many selected by Basie himself, giving extraordinary concerts to celebrate his legacy. “Jazz greats in their own right, the Count Basie Orchestra truly lives up to the legacy,” says Robert (Gib) Nathan, the Emelin Treasurer. Kevin Henkes’s award-winning children’s book "Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse" will be brought to life on the Emelin stage on Sunday, Nov. 23. Anyone four years and up will fall in love with the precocious Lilly as she learns the all important lessons about sharing and owning up to mistakes, in this fun musical rendition of the modern classic. The box office is open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday, and two hours before every show, and can be reached at 914-698-0098.
Tickets and information on shows are also available on the Emelin’s website at emelin.org.
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