Artistic Director Lucine Amara invites soloists in all voice categories to audition for roles and experienced stage managers to apply for the position in the professional opera...
The Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center will present the final concert of this season's UBS Atrium Series featuring the one-of-a-kind band, Matuto. This free lunchtime concert takes place on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 12:30 pm, in the Atrium at 1000 Harbor Boulevard in the Lincoln Harbor section of Weehawken, New Jersey.
Imagine the sound of Brazilian Carnaval in the Appalachian Mountains. Matuto moves with two-stepping grace between bluegrass and forro, swamp rock and maracatu, surf guitar shimmies and the wah-wah of the berimbau. Through the unorthodox blend of Afro-Brazilian percussion and American Roots music, Matuto has created an organic, animated new sound where exotic percussion instruments rumble beneath blues drenched vocals, telecaster twangs, accordion acrobatics, and folksy fiddle. Now, imagine these sounds in the hands of some of New York City's finest young improvisers as they light up club and festival stages worldwide. Matuto was recently selected as one of only twelve bands (from nearly 300 nationwide) to tour internationally as American Musical Ambassadors under the auspices of the U.S. State Department and American Voices.
The UBS Atrium Series is presented by the Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center, Inc., a New Jersey nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the arts in North Jersey and to building a regional performing arts center on the Weehawken waterfront. F