SummerStage kicks off its 2012 summer season by offering audiences the chance to see a first time collaboration between the world famous New York Pops orchestra and urban Latino band, Ozomatli. Join SummerStage as Ozomatli hits the stage to perform their works, set to brand new orchestration performed by the New York Pops orchestra and led by Music Director, Steven Reineke
. Ozomatli's high octane, energetic sounds inspired by hip-hop, salsa, dancehall, samba and funk are a highlight of the SummerStage season.
City Parks Foundation's 2012 season of SummerStage presented by AT&T, New York's largest free performing arts festival, brings over 110 free performances to eighteen parks throughout the five boroughs. With performances ranging from American pop, Latin and world music to dance, comedy and theater, SummerStage fills a vital niche in New York City's summer arts festival landscape. Cutting edge artists from over 15 countries will perform at SummerStage, presenting the best of what is happening globally in the arts world as well as in the heart of the city. Since its inception twenty-seven years ago, more than six million people from New York City and around the world have enjoyed SummerStage. The festival runs from June 6th until August 30th.
"AT&T* is proud to be the first city-wide sponsor of SummerStage, a quintessential New York City event," said Tom DeVito, AT&T's vice president and general manager for New York and New Jersey. "We plan to be on-site at performances in Central Park and every borough to provide New Yorkers with a more interactive experience at speeds faster than ever before on our LTE network, including the opportunity to check out the latest technologies on the market and access to phone charging stations for concert-goers."