21 December 2011
Posted in Press and Media
Orlando Main Stay Carlos DeSoto Launches Trio of Performances Next Week
Tuesday, December 27, 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
WHO: Talented and versatile, Carlos DeSoto is a guitarist proficient in rock, jazz, pop, funk and R&B jams. He's opened for Journey, The Knack, Eddie Money and Sugar Ray to name a few. He is the founder and lead guitarist for The Rules, a band with a sound best described as a mix between video game music, TV show themes and post-rock. DeSoto is an active member of the Orlando music scene.
WHERE: Orlando Science Center, 777 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803
DeSoto will perform on the stage within the GUITAR exhibit.
WHEN: Tuesday, December 27 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
GUITAR: This performance celebrates the final days of GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World. This world premiere exhibit offers journeys through the history and evolution of the guitar with displays of 60 classic and contemporary guitars plus hands-on activities that examine the science of sound. Discover why the guitar is one of the most widely recognized cultural symbols of our day. This is the last chance to experience GUITAR before it closes to the public in early January.
ROCK OCK: On display now is a new addition - the world’s largest, fully-playable, multi-necked stringed instrument, the Rock Ock. Weighing 40 pounds, it has 154 frets, 51 strings and 51 tuning pegs. Comprised of a mandolin, ukulele, six-string, fretless bass, standard bass, 12-string, baritone guitar and a seven-string, it was designed by artist Gerard Huerta and built by Dan Neafsey of DGN Custom Guitars on commission by the National Guitar Museum.
ALSO: In addition to DeSoto, other guitarists performing next week are 15 year-old prodigy Alex Ivanov on December 28 and Iron City Axman Arte Tedesco on December 29. Both perform at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on those days.
COST: All performances are included with general admission to the Orlando Science Center. General admission is $17 for adults, $12 for youth ages 3 to 11. These tickets also include access to the Guitar exhibit as well as all four floors of interactive exhibits, giant screen films, and live science demonstrations.
INFO: Please call 407-514-2000.