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Identities Are Changeable: Tales From The Diaspora

Event Date: 
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 8:00pm

New England Conservatory presents Grammy nominee, Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow and NEC faculty member saxophonist/composer Miguel Zenón in the third-ever performance of Identities Are Changeable: Tales From The Diaspora featuring Zenón's Quartet - Zenón with Luis Perdomo, piano; Hans Glawischnig, bass; Henry Cole, drums - and the NEC Jazz Orchestra conducted by Ken Schaphorst, along with video by David Dempewolf.

Zenón has expanded his musical and theatrical boundaries with this ambitious big band project built around his longtime quartet and accompanying video.  Identities Are Changeable is a thrilling counterpoint of music, language, and images. Cross-cutting between Puerto Rico and New York, it's all about living contrapuntally, exploring the split focus of Puerto Rican Americans' cultural identity, by unpacking foundational forces such as family, language, ritual, neighborhood, and memory. Zenón investigates this dichotomy in composition and arrangements, coupled with his sensuous and soulful mastery of the saxophone. In Identities Are Changeable, he scales new heights as cultural guide.

Tickets are $15.  Go to or call 617-585-1260 for more details.