Pace Presents: Fanfare Ciočarlia

The legends of gypsy brass take over the Schimmel Theater with their riveting 12-piece brass orchestra as the Pace Presents season officially kicks off on September 22.

Fanfare Ciočarlia, the thrilling 12-piece Romanian brass orchestra and one of the world’s most cherished Gypsy bands, returns to NYC after 10 years to kick off the Schimmel’s 2012-2013 Pace Presents lineup of internationally acclaimed talent.

Fanfare’s breakneck speed, technical chops, ripping rhythms, and sweet ‘n sour horns have been sampled, covered, championed, and emulated by countless DJs, bands, and Gypsy orchestras. Their wild interpretations of popular Western standards like the “James Bond Theme” and Duke Ellington’s “Caravan” show how this Romanian orchestra can effortlessly put a Gypsy spin on any music they get their horns on.

$5 student rush tickets will be available the day of the performance, beginning 2 hours prior to show time, at the box office .

For more info, visit the Schimmel website.

Next up: Mali singer-songwriter Fatoumata Diawara brings her soulful vocals to the Schimmel on September 28 and Shakespeare’s Globe gives the Schimmel their Shake up on October 2-7 with a production of Hamlet.