Venue Details

160 Star Starred
Valley Performing Arts Center - Great Hall
18111 Nordhoff Street Northridge, CA 91330
818-677-3000
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The weather was fine.. I wore casual evening clothing..
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Yike! parking is $6 ...plus a refreshing to the theater.
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Reviews & Ratings

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74 events
65 reviews
13 stars
attended Sep 18 2013

Great show! Exception: my balcony ticket experience may have been better had I brought a pair of binoculars. Otherwise, the Buena Vista experience was inspirational. I hope to be as active, alert and full of life as the sensational Omara...continued

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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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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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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.