“The Bridge” Concert
After successful tours in countries such as Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal and various cities in Brazil, and after being elected as one of the best concerts in the history of renowned European festival, the Music Meeting, ‘The Bridge’ arrives in New York at SummerStage, Central Park.
The show is programmed by SummerStage in association with the Brasil Summerfest from 7-10PM. Tickets are not required. Patrons will be admitted first come, first in, until the venue reaches capacity.
A symbolic landmark for the historical relationship between Brazil and The Netherlands is the Maurício de Nassau Bridge in Recife, which is a perfect replica of a bridge crossing the Amstel river in Amsterdam. This landmark has been the source of inspiration to create ‘The Bridge,’ put together the Brazilian singer-songwriter Lenine and the orchestra of the Dutch maestro Martin Fondse.
Singer-songwriter, record producer and arranger Oswaldo Lenine Macedo Pimentel, is considered a “Brazilian of the world,” bringing influences from cultural manifestations of his country in his compositions as well as numerous musical genres, disregarding labels or classifications. In addition to being a performer of note, Lenine is an accomplished composer for other artists, with a catalog of over 500 songs. Over his 30 year career he’s released ten albums, earned five Latin Grammy Awards, nine Brazilian Music Awards, and worked with everyone from Living Color to Maria Rita, and according to Lenine himself, this is just the beginning.
Martin Fondse is one of European most cherished composers. He continually breaks new ground, and combines different styles in his work, establishing a remarkable balance between composition, improvisation, dialogue and personal expression. He has been awarded several international prizes (including Edison Award 2012). Martin worked with musicians like Basement Jaxx, Terry Bozzio, Peter Erskine, Doudou N´Diaye Rose e Pat Metheny, Vernon Reid and George Duke. The modern Martin Fondse Orchestra combines the instrumental settings of both classical orchestra – oboe and strings – and pop band – drums, piano and saxophones. It has its roots in jazz, merged with elements from pop, film and classical music.