Washington Heights Musicians To Pay Tribute To Dominican Music


A report by Anna Quinn for Patch.

The Association of Dominican Classical Artists will perform a special concert in Harlem on the country’s Independence Day.

A concert on Dominican Independence Day will pay tribute to the country’s music and celebrate 40 years of one of the community’s local arts organizations.

The Association of Dominican Classical Artists will present a “Celebration of Dominican Music with Dante Cucurullo” at the Marian Anderson Theater in Harlem’s Aaron Davis Hall on Feb. 27, Dominican Independence Day, organizers announced.

The concert will celebrate the 10th anniversary of ADCA’s Symphony Orchestra, which is made up of musicians from Washington Heights and across New York City, and also honor the ACDA’s 40-year anniversary.

“The concert is a tribute to Dominican music and will feature the premiere of a commissioned work to celebrate this special occasion,” organizers said.

It will be led by Dante Cucurullo, a Dominican composer, percussionist and educator.

The concert is one of several events throughout the month toDominican Heritage Month, which was officially recognized as a holiday in 2016.

Washington Heights hosted the Dominican Heritage Awards, promoted an art exhibit hosted by Borough President Gale Brewer and will be naming an intersection in honor of Dominican Independence Day for the month-long celebration.

Here’s what you need to know about the show:

When: Thursday, Feb. 27th at 7 p.m.

Where: Aaron Davis Hall, City College of New York
129 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031

How: All of ADCA’s events are free of charge to the public. To guarantee a seat please make sure to register in their Eventbrite link.

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