San Juan Philharmonic Chorale to Give Free Concert at Lehman College June 2

May 18, 2012 | Lehman College

The San Juan Philharmonic Chorale will celebrate 25 years of performance history with a special concert in Lehman College’s Lovinger Theatre on Saturday, June 2, at 2 p.m. Carmen Acevedo-Lucio, director and founder of the Chorale, will direct the group as they perform works by Anton Bruckner, Pablo Casals, Randall Stroope, Jack Delano, and Noel Estrada, among others. Admission is free and open to the community.

The San Juan Philharmonic Chorale performing at the Centro-American and Caribbean Games in 2010.

The concert is one of several performances to be held in and around New York City. The Chorale will also perform at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on June 3, for the opening ceremonies of this year’s Puerto Rican Day Parade.

Established in 1987 at the request of the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, the Chorale has built a reputation for stellar performances both with the Symphony Orchestra and at the renowned Casals Festival. The Chorale is known for producing highly trained choral singers and setting musical standards for other choral groups on the island.

Throughout its history, the Chorale has collaborated with some of the world’s leading orchestra conductors, including Krzysztof Penderecki, Julius Rudel, Helmuth Rilling, Lukas Foss, Woldemar Nelsson, Yoav Talmi, Margaret Hillis, Romano Gandolfi, Eugene Kohn, Guillermo Figueroa and Maximiano Valdés.

In addition, the Chorale has shared the stage with Washington, D.C.’s renowned National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Mstislav Rostropovich, as well as with renowned singers such as Ben Heppner, June Anderson, Denyce Graves, Simon Estes, Jennifer Larmore, Florence Quivar, Justino Díaz, Wilhelmenia Wiggins-Fernández, Sharon Sweet and Marta Márquez, among others.

A senior college of the City University of New York, Lehman is located on Goulden Avenue and Bedford Park Boulevard West in the northwest Bronx and is accessible by bus as well as the #4 and “D” subway lines. Parking is available for a $5 fee.

For more information, contact the Lovinger Theatre Box Office at 718-960-8025

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Media Contact: Yeara Milton/ yeara.milton@lehman.cuny.edu/ 718-960-7963