Strike Force at 34th Street Herald Square Plaza

May 12, 2021

Herald Square


This percussion ensemble combines Afro-Cuban Batá drumming and poetry with the sounds of contemporary chamber percussion, featuring Grammy-nominated Imani Winds’ oboist Toyin Spellman-Diaz in compositions by percussionist and composer Javier Diaz.

This performance is part of a free chamber music series in partnership with Bryant Park with programs curated by ASO musicians. Music-lovers will find a limited number of first-come, first-served chairs set up at Herald Square to enjoy an after-work respite with live music. Artists, staff, and audience members will be required to follow current public health guidelines including wearing masks and social distancing.




May 12, 2021
5:30 PM
Herald Square


All-Javier Diaz Program:
“Canciones del Idalgo”
“Son Montuno Sinfonia”
“Lucumi Cycle”


Toyin Spellman-Diaz, oboe
Kory Grossman, Javier Diaz, and Charles Descarfino, percussion