Date(s) - 10/05/2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts and GOYA FOODS is proud to present YOLANDITA MONGE as she returns to Lehman Center for one night only to perform her concert “Si Usted Supiera Señora” celebrating the life of musical collaborator, Anthony Ríos, on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at 8pm. Yolandita Monge is an international vocalist, songwriter, actress, and television personality from Puerto Rico. Since her debut performance as a teenager, she has recorded 27 albums. “Si Usted Supiera Señora” will be a presentation of some of the most emblematic and emotional compositions of Anthony Ríos, one of the greatest Dominican singer-songwriters of all time. Songs like “Quítame ese Hombre del Corazón”, “La Distancia”, “El Amor”, “Este Amor Que Hay Que Callar”, and “Tiempo Perdido” will be performed.
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts spectacular 2019-2020 Season celebrates 40 Years of Excellence in the Center’s newly renovated, 2,278 spacious seat concert hall, with a redesigned entrance, lobby, and elevator accessible balcony. Lehman Center is one of New York’s top nonprofit performing arts centers and the Bronx’s largest entertainment venue serving over 200,000 audience members each season. Eva Bornstein, who is beginning her fifteenth season as Executive Director of Lehman Center, says, “During this milestone year, Lehman Center proudly welcomes audiences and community members to the top entertainment destination in the Bronx, which is now better than ever. The improvements that have been made will help ensure the comfort and convenience of all who attend our world class performances and events. Funding for the 15.4-million-dollar renovation was in part provided by the Office of the Governor, the New York State Legislature, the Bronx Delegation of the New York City Council, and the Office of the Bronx Borough President. Additionally, we will be continuing our “Take Your Seat” fundraising campaign, which will give you a chance to be a part of Lehman’s history by purchasing a tax-deductible seat(s) in your name or a loved one.”
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is on the campus of Lehman College/CUNY at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468. Tickets for YOLANDITA MONGE on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at 8pm are VIP*$100, $65, $60, $55, $45, and can be purchased by calling the Lehman Center box office at 718-960-8833 (Monday through Friday, 10am–5pm, and beginning at 4pm on the day of the concert), or through online access at www.LehmanCenter.org. *VIP Reception: The Havana Café, Goya Foods and Lehman Center special VIP pre-concert wine & hors d’oeuvres reception will start at 6:30pm. VIP tickets include the reception and the best seats in the house. Sponsored by Havana Café Restaurant and Goya Foods. Lehman Center is accessible by #4 or D train to Bedford Park Blvd. and is off the Saw Mill River Parkway and the Major Deegan Expressway. Low-cost on-site parking available for $5.
YOLANDITA MONGE is a singer, songwriter and actress from Puerto Rico who won her first radio singing contest at age eleven and was soon a regular on the Puerto Rican TV show Luis Vigoreaux Presenta. Blessed with a powerful and versatile vocal range, she released her first album, Puerto Rico’s Poignant, Powerful, Incomparable: Yolandita Monge 1970, which contained several hits including “El Estornudo” and her unforgettable rendition of the Italian classic “Vida”. The next five years saw six additional albums, all filled with hit songs. In 1975 Yolandita released “Cierra Los Ojos” (included on her 1976 album Floreciendo) which became an international chart topper throughout Latin and South America. This led to a concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City where she was backed up by her artistic godmother, the legendary Argentinian singer Libertad Lamarque, and five albums released by Coco Records of New York. Signing with CBS Records International in 1980, she released Fantasia, that included the hit song “Tanto Amor”. In 1983, she won the Buga (Colombia) Festival with her song “Sí”. Her 1985 record, Luz de Luna, which went gold with the hits “El Poder del Amor”, “Te Veo Pasar”, and “Señor Del Pasado” (written about Anthony Ríos) made Yolandita a superstar, resulting in her first concert at the Centro de Bellas Artes de San Juan. With her next album Laberinto de Amor, also went gold and earned her a Grammy nomination in the Best Latin Pop artist category. She finished the decade with her masterpiece album Vivencias (1988) that included songs such as “Acariciame”, “Este Amor Que Hay Que Callar”, “Por Ti”, and “Cuando Termina un Amor”. That same year Yolandita was named the Best Selling Latin Artist of the year by Billboard Magazine, and in 1989, she won the Paoli Award for Best Video (for ”Por Ti” and was nominated for Premio Lo Nuestro Best Female Ballad/Pop Singer. Over the last two decades, Yolandita has regularly released records that have gone gold including 2007’s Demasiado Fuerte which debuted in the number one spot on Billboard’s Latin Pop Album chart and went gold, and the bachata version of “Oportunidad Perdida” with Anthony Ríos. She continues to tour and sell out concerts, has had a secondary career as a stage and television actress, and has been honored by the Puerto Rican Senate for her long career as a singer and actress, as well as earning two of the most prestigious Latin music awards- the Premious Lo Nuestro Award and the Premios Tu Música Award. Her most recent release, 2012’s Más Para Dar, hit the number 1 spot on Billboard’s Latin Pop Album chart.
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council. The 2019-2020 Season is also made possible through the sponsorships by Goya Foods, The New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Department, the New York State Council on the Arts, Con Edison, The Hyde and Watson Foundation, Havana Café, and the Friends of Lehman Center.
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