1092 Bethel Road
Columbus, OH 43220
Dinner Music Series
The Alonso Brothers!
– Cuban Classical Jazz –
Monday, September 17th 6:00pm
The “Cuban Classics” project is a very exciting concept featuring arrangements and original compositions for two pianos of the golden era of cuban music, from the 1940s and 50s.
“Cuban Classics” could be presented in different formats: 1 piano 4 hands, 2 pianos, 2 pianos + Symphony Orchestra, or 2 pianos + Jazz Band. We (The Alonso Brothers) have commissioned the different arrangements from some of the most important cuban composers and arrangers from Cuba and around the world.
A portion of the proceeds will go towards funding their concert at the Southern Theater in November.
Enjoy a Special Four-Course Dinner with a Live Performance
$125 per guest (plus beverages, tax & gratuity)
Columbus’ most intimate
Dinner Music Experience!
Hosted in our upstairs private room
Unlike other “background music” venues,
we present a private “concert” experience, front and center.
Therefore, for the consideration of other guests, we ask that you
please consider not conversing loudly during the performance.
You may arrive between 5:30 to 5:45.
The evening features a special four-course dinner served with the live performance.
The first two or three courses will be served between 6:00 and 7:00.
The concert performance begins at 7:00.
If you are unable to arrive at 6:00, please let us know
and we can make arrangements to accommodate you.
The Alonso Brothers
|The Alonso Brothers|
Equally talented, these brothers dazzle with their artistic exuberance and passionate expression.
Having played the piano since they each were six years old, Orlando Alonso and Orlay Alonso both attended the National School of the Arts in Havana, earned degrees from Manhattan School of Music and Yale University, among several other prestigious institutions.
As a duo, each brother brings his own signature style to the stage. Inspired by their communicative gifts, elegance and polish, the Alonso brothers shine with a charismatic stage presence that is a pleasure to behold.
Cuban born pianist and conductor Orlando Alonso has already established a flourishing international reputation through his orchestral and recital performances in North America, South America and Europe. Noted for his challenging programs, artistic maturity and versatility, his repertoire ranges from Bach, Mozart and Beethoven through the Romantics, Liszt and Brahms, to works by contemporary composers.
Mr. Alonso has performed with many of the major orchestras in Cuba as well as North and South America, including the Santa Clara Symphony, Havana Symphony, Key West Symphony, American Youth Symphony, OSB Orchestra of Rio de Janeiro, National Symphony Orchestra of Brazil, Madrid Symphony, Kiev Symphony Orchestra, Astoria Symphony, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, George Enescu Symphony Orchestra in Romania and Ossia Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Alonso has given recitals at Carnegie Hall in New York and has performed extensively throughout Europe, North and South America and China.
Winner of the Amadeo Roldan Piano Competition in Havana, the Sant’ Agata li Battiati in Italy, the Frinna Awerbuch International Piano Competition in New York, he was also the recipient of the Harold Bauer Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a graduating student at the Manhattan School of Music.
Orlando Alonso studied with Jorge Luis Prats at the Havana Conservatory, Herbert Stessin at the Juilliard School and with Zenon Fishbein and Horacio Gutierrez at the Manhattan School of Music.
Mr. Alonso studied conducting with Zdenek Macal and Kurt Masur at The Manhattan School of Music. He is the founder of the Ossia Symphony Orchestra and Ensemble LPR in New York, as well as a member of Bohemian Trio and The Alonso Brothers.
Alonso has captivated audiences across the globe with his elegance and intensity since his Carnegie Hall debut in 2003, and has graced the stages at some of the most prestigious concert halls in the United States and Canada, and as far away as Punta Arenas, the southernmost region of Chile.
He has garnered top prizes at numerous national and international piano competitions and obtained his doctorate degree from The Ohio State University in 2015 and holds graduate degrees from Yale University and the Manhattan School of Music. His impressive array of teachers and mentors includes Lilian Kallir, Claude Frank, Horacio Gutiérrez, Juana Zayas and Steven Glaser.
Alonso, who calls Columbus, Ohio home, recently joined the faculty at Capital University’s Conservatory of Music and frequently performs at concert venues across central Ohio. He appears alongside Christopher Purdy as co-host of “Musica Cubana” as part of WOSU Radio’s Music in Mid-Ohio series and has established partnerships with CityMusic Columbus and the Ohio State Chapter of the American Liszt Society.
Pork Rillette with Duck Rillette “Au Coeur” Terrine
Terrine Petite Wild Arugula, Red Onion Vinaigrette
Roasted Garlic & Caramelized Onion Velouté
with Mushroom Fricassee in Persillade
Szechuan Peppercorn Marinated & Roasted Beef Shoulder Tenderloin
Cocoa Nips Brandy Sauce
Pistachio Crème Brûlée
with Cassonade Palmier
The menu changes for each Dinner Music Event.
This is a set menu served for the event, however we are able to make adjustments in advance.
We do not take dinner orders during the event.
So, when making reservations, please let us know of any dietary concerns.
Phone reservations required – No online reservations
Please call 614-451-9774
Special Four-Course Dinner with Live Performance
125. per guest(plus beverages, tax & gratuity)
*Seating is limited to the first 38 guests
We invite you to please support the Arts in Columbus!
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