Broadway singing sensation and cabaret star Martín Solá, the Pesky Artist-in-Residence for 2012-2013, will perform Amor y Desengaño (Love and Betrayal) at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9 in Lafayette College’s Williams Center for the Arts, 317 Hamilton St. The special event is free but tickets are required.
Tickets are available by calling the box office at (610) 330-5009 weekdays from noon to 2 p.m., 4 to 5 p.m. and one hour before the show.
Solá is a versatile artist who has performed extensively on theater, opera, and concert stages throughout the United States and abroad. He has appeared on Broadway in The King and I, Coram Boy, and La Bohème, and has been a featured artist with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. Solá has also performed in more than a dozen productions with The New York City Opera, and has made numerous television appearances singing for Andrea Bocelli. For more info, visit www.martinsola.com
Amor y Desengaño (Love and Betrayal) is part of Solá’s continuing commitment to perform songs from the Spanish and Latin American repertoire. This concert is a tribute to Gilberto Monroig, one of the most cherished popular singers of Puerto Rico, featuring songs popularized by Monroig in the 1950s and 1960s, brought together in a modern adaptation to tell an impassioned story of love and betrayal. Solá will perform with a conjunto (band) of accomplished musicians from the New York Latin music scene.
Musicians include Martín Solá, lead vocals; Juancho Herrera, guitar; Jorge Torres, guitar; Vitor Gonçalvez, accordion; Yayo Serka, percussion; and Benjamin Willis, bass.