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Buena Vista Social Orchestra

Artist: Buena Vista Social Orchestra

Member Pre-Sale Price: $50
Public Price: $55
Member Full Price: $53

Gates Open at 5:45 pm
Show starts at 7:00 pm

 

ABOUT BUENA VISTA SOCIAL ORCHESTRA

Jesus “Aguaje” Ramos (born 1951) is a Cuban trombonist, composer, arranger, and musical director best known as the original orchestra leader, composer, and trombonist of The Buena Vista Social Club. He also served long stints in world-class ensembles Estrellas de Areito and Afro-Cuban Allstars. His musical journey and history come into focus throughout the critically acclaimed 1999 documentary Buena Vista Social Club. Ramos performed on the World Circuit recordings of The Buena Vista Social Club and Afro-Cuban Allstars, and solo albums of Ibrahim Ferrer, Ruben Gonzales, and Omara Portuondo. He was Gonzales’ musical director and since 1997 has toured extensively with various Buena Vista Social Club projects. Ramos was a prominent member and musical director of the renowned Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, which returned the music of the original Buena Vista Social Club to international prominence during the incredibly successful Adios tour, 2014–2016. The Buena Vista Social Orchestra, under Ramos’ direction and featuring key players from throughout Buena Vista Social Club history, continues the legendary group’s legacy with an exciting new stage production and repertoire pulled from the greatest hits—many of which Ramos composed—and deep-dive cuts. The group has amassed over 50,000 monthly listeners on Spotify with their debut album on SSK Records Greatest Recorded Performances, with another album due out later this year. Ramos is joined on this inaugural tour by an all-star ensemble including original BVSC members Luis “Betun” Mariano Valiente Marin (congas, bongo), Emilio Senon Morales Ruiz (piano) and Fabían Garcia (bass). To date, global sales of The Buena Vista Social Club and related projects stand at over 50 million, making it the biggest-selling Cuban music project in history. As one critic put it, Buena Vista has become “world music’s equivalent of The Dark Side of the Moon.”

Date

Sep 15 2024

Time

Gates open at 5:45 pm
7:00 pm

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HOURS

Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
Monday 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 9 am - 9 pm
Wednesday 9 am - 5 pm
Thursday 9 am - 5 pm
Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm

RATES

Members (with ID) FREE
Adults (14-64) $20.00
Seniors (65 and older) $15.00
Students (with student ID) $15.00
Museums for All $2.00
Children (3-13) $10
Children (2 and younger) FREE

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Path closure

Due to a landscape project in the Richard and Helen DeVos Japanese Garden, the tram path behind the Japanese garden will be closed to foot traffic on July 15,16, and 17.

Please follow posted signs. Thank you for your understanding.

Spring Break Hours

Extended Hours

Enjoy extended spring break hours until 9 pm on April 1-5.

Extended Member Early Hours

Each Sunday from 9-11 am during Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming and Saturday, April 6, from 8-9 am. 

HOURS

Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

RATES

Members (with ID) FREE
Adults (14-64) $20.00
Seniors (65 and older) $15.00
Students (with student ID) $15.00
Museums for All $2.00
Children (3-13) $10
Children (2 and younger) FREE