March 7-29, 2020

Outstanding talent to raise your music I.Q.


Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater announces its popular March Is Music concert series lineup for 2020. Genres and styles run from jazz to classical to folk to fusion — all fresh and fiery and amazing throughout! Eight great live concerts at one of the most vibrant performance venues in all of New York City: Pregones Theater in The Bronx, the one and only Borough of Music (“El condado de la música”). Curated by Latinx artists with an ear for what’s lasting and what’s new. Only March 7th to 29th, 2020 — Strictly limited seating, free and low-cost admissions, get your tickets early!

Traditional Venezuelan cuatro and piano JORGE GLEM & CÉSAR OROZCO DUO
Classical pianist MORIAH FEINER TRENK
Classical pianist CHANTAL BALESTRI 
Classical Duos & Trios led by pianist SARA DAVIS BUECHNER
Mexican Jazz/Folk Fusion group VILLALOBOS BROTHERS

Free and low-priced concert tickets starting at $18 – online, by phone, or at the door. Some restrictions apply. Limited seating. Advance transaction strongly recommended.

Detail of Series Concerts & TICKETS – Click to Open

Saturday, March 7, 8PM – JORGE GLEM & CESAR OROZCO DUO (Traditional Venezuelan Cuatro & Piano) – Grammy-nominated virtuoso Venezuelan cuatro player and mandolinist Jorge Glem, joins forces with Cuban/Venezuelan pianist, composer, arranger, and Latin Grammy nominee César Orozco, in a concert featuring music from their first album as a duo entitled StringWise. Recorded in NYC, the album mixes the rhythms and energy of traditional Latin American genres such as Venezuelan joropo, merengue, and Cuban son with a repertoire of world renowned masterpieces from pop and jazz. “The music rises and falls like the air which knows no frontiers … a thing or rare beauty” (LJN–Latin Jazz Network). | GET TIX HERE!

Sunday, March 8, 3PM – MORIAH FEINER TRENK (Classical) – Praised for her “fluid and graceful style” (Village News), Moriah Feiner Trenk is current Company Pianist at the prestigious Pennsylvania Ballet. A recipient of New England Conservatory’s Community Performances and Partnerships Fellowship, she has performed as a soloist and with ensembles at Jordan Hall, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, Wagner College of Music in Staten Island, and Merkin Concert Hall, among other venues. | FREE Bronx Piano Sundays – RSVP HERE

Saturday, March 14, 8PM – ANGÉLICA NEGRÓN & BRONX ARTS ENSEMBLE (Playful New Music) — Fresh from her massive and triumphant Chorus of the Forest installation at New York Botanical Garden, groundbreaking Puerto Rican composer and performer Angélica Negrón joins Bronx Arts Ensemble’s string quartet for all-new arrangements of original works. The evening will include a rich cross-section of Angélica’s compositions from live electronics to strings to piano, with some great surprises in store including a piece written for and performed by adventurous pianist and vocalist Emily Manzo. Also featuring works that have inspired the guest artist, from Ginastera to Stravinsky. “Wistfully idiosyncratic and contemplative” (WQXR/Q2). “Mesmerizing and affecting” (Feast of Music). | GET TIX HERE!

Sunday, March 15, 3PM – CHANTAL BALESTRI (Classical) — Praised for her “confidence and sound technique” (South Florida Classical Review), Italian/ Swiss pianist Chantal Balestri is an accomplished and versatile musician active in the European and American music scenes. Highlights of her recent career include nomination as President of the New York chapter of the World Piano Teachers Association (WPTA) and her upcoming tour dates in Europe and China. She has performed with the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, the Garden State Symphony Orchestra, and the Symphony Orchestra of the Americas. | FREE Bronx Piano Sundays – RSVP HERE!

Saturday, March 21, 8PM – HOMMY RAMOS / TROMBEATZ (Fiery Latin Jazz) — Led by Hommy Ramos, with percussionist and co-director Nelson Bello, Trombeatz is a dynamic, cutting edge and totally unique Caribbean jazz ensemble. Their debut album, A Caribbean Thing, was released to great acclaim under Truth Revolution Recording Collective in 2019. The group has performed in Puerto Rico and throughout the eastern U.S., and is known for its high energy and melodic skill. Hommy’s many credits include projects and performances with Andy Montañez, William Cepeda, Johnny Rivera, Danilo Pérez, Giovanny Hidalgo, Paquito D’Rivera, Timbalaye, and Tego Calderón. Nelson’s equally impressive dossier features work with Andy González, Cheo Feliciano, Ismael Miranda, Tony Vega, Charles Flores, and Zaccai. | GET TIX HERE!

Sunday, March 22, 3PM – SARA DAVIS BUECHNER (Classical Piano Duos and Trios) — After last year’s masterful MIM concert showcasing Caribbean danzas, Sara Davis Buechner returns to The Bronx accompanied by rising star pianists Sujin Kim and Evelyn Tijandri.  Winners of multiple piano competitions, they will display their lauded abilities in piano combinations for 2, 4, and 6 hands.  Don’t miss this dazzling performance and tribute to concert piano artistry! Noted for her musical command and visionary independence, Sara is considered one of our most original musical artists, lauded for her “intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess” (New York Times), “thoughtful artistry in the full service of music” (Washington Post), and “astounding virtuosity” (Philippine Star). | FREE Bronx Piano Sundays – RSVP HERE!

Saturday, March 28, 8PM – VILLALOBOS BROTHERS (Mexican Jazz/Folk Fusion) — One of today’s leading contemporary Mexican ensembles, known for its show-stopping musicality and charisma, Villalobos Brothers fuse the expressive richness of Mexican folk with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music. Their long list of stellar collaborations include Arturo O’Farrill, Bruce Springsteen, Dolly Parton, Antonio Sánchez, Regina Carter, Eduardo Magallanes, Dan Zanes, Sierra Hull, and Ana Tijoux. Delivering a powerful message of love, brotherhood and social justice with brilliance, cadence and virtuosity, they have delighted audiences throughout Latin America, India, Russia, Canada, and in more than 30 states across the U.S. Joining them as opening act will be Argentinean singer-songwriter Carolina Mama. | GET TIX HERE!

Sunday, March 29, 3PM – MARIANNA PRJEVALSKAYA (Classical) — Praised by critics as “a grand pianist” (Il Cittadino), Marianna Prjevalskaya has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, and the National Lithuanian Symphony, and collaborated with renowned many great conductors such as Ion Marin, Roberto Trevino, Carlos Prieto, and David Danzmayr. As a recitalist, Marianna has performed in venues such as the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome, Teatro Goldoni of Florence, Minato Mirai Hall in Yokohama, and Weill Hall in New York. Recordings on Naxos and Fanfare Cincinnati include works by Scarlatti, Haydn, Schumann, Zárate, and Rachmaninoff.  | FREE Bronx Piano Sundays – RSVP HERE!

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This program is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Southwest Airlines is the official airline of Pregones/PRTT. For a full list of our funders, visit

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Directions to Pregones in THE BRONX – Click to Open

575 Walton Avenue
(b/w 149 & 150 Streets)
The Bronx, NY 10451

Subway #2, 4, 5 to 149 Street & Grand Concourse
We’re just one short block away from the station!

For more information call us at 718-585-1202.

MARCH IS MUSIC / Building on a commitment to present artists of the highest caliber in The Bronx, this multi-genre series showcases the range and vitality of today’s varied musical cultures. Curated by seasoned Latinx artists, series concerts and dialogues draw links between music, dance, and popular culture, highlight ruptures and continuities in form and content, and make room for intercultural fusion and exchange.

BRONX PIANO SUNDAYS / During the month of March, this subseries shines a spotlight on one of Pregones/PRTT’s prized possessions: a Steinway & Sons grand piano acquired with support from donors and Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz, Jr. Stellar pianists are invited to perform works of all styles and eras on this magnificent concert hall instrument. Showtime is 3PM and admission is FREE. Donations for Earthquake Relief are welcome!

Puerto Rico Earthquake Relief for Artists / In light of damages and sustained duress resulting from seismic activity in the island, Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater has reignited a new round of emergency micro-grants to affected artists in Puerto Rico starting January 2020. The initiative is modeled on the success of our theater’s prior Hurricane María Relief Drive for Artists, which provided no-strings assistance to artist households on the island in 2017-2018. Tax-deductible donations are welcome at, by phone at 718-585-1202, or by mail c/o Pregones/PRTT.

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March Is Music 2019

  • Location

    at Pregones in THE BRONX

  • Curated by

    Alvan Colón Lespier & Desmar Guevara

  • Featuring

    Jorge Glem & César Orozco Duo
    Moriah Feiner Trenk
    Angélica Negrón & BAE
    Chantal Balestri
    Hommy Ramos / Trombeatz
    Sarah Davis Buechner
    Villalobos Brothers
    Marianna Prjevalskaya