Venue Details

121 Star Starred
Valley Performing Arts Center - Great Hall
18111 Nordhoff Street Northridge, CA 91330
818-677-3000
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Jill Basey
You can save $6.00 by parking on the street instead of the parking lot.
Jo Dee Messina info Jul 14 2014 star this tip starred
Lillian M.
or, add your own...Park on Zelzah for free and walk on the lovely Orange Grove path to the Performing Arts Center
John Anderson & Tracy Lawrence travel Mar 31 2014 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.5 average rating
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10 events
7 reviews
7 stars
attended Sep 18 2013

Even tho seats were in last row of balcony.....it was okay for this great, lively evening of music.

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13 events
6 reviews
12 stars
attended Sep 18 2013

directions to event were vague.
the performance EXCELLENT
the venue good
acoustics adequate
experience: excellent...
I'd do it again
today

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13 events
5 reviews
8 stars
attended Sep 18 2013

Great experience, except that two women came 45 minutes late and kept insisting that we were in their seats. We were in the seats assigned to us (in the last row of the theater). We don't know if the venue double sold the seats or if the women...continued

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Website

http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/orquesta-buena-...

Quotes & Highlights

Hear vocalist Omara Portuondo at her website.

Description

Since its introduction to an international audience by American guitarist Ry Cooder, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club has become a worldwide sensation. Over a decade’s worth of touring has only increased the group’s enthusiasm for performing to packed houses and their sound has remained utterly fresh since the release of their debut album in 1997.

The band continues to thrive with the addition of skilled musicians and legendary Buena Vista Social Club alumni such as trumpeter Guajiro Mirabal, vocalist Omara Portuondo and laúd virtuoso Barbarito Torres, who are passionate about Cuban music. Each put their individual stamp on classic styles such as the son montuno, danzón, cha cha cha, bolero, and Cuban jazz. Talented young pianist Roberto Fonseca opens the evening with a program of deep, soulful and expressive Latin jazz notes.