District Live to Present Acoustic Office With Ricardo Ochoa Live in Concert on Sunday, July 2
Acoustic Office With Ricardo Ochoa at District Live - Sunday, July 2 at 5:30 p.m.
Plant Riverside District is pleased to present Acoustic Office With Ricardo Ochoa at District Live, located at 400 W. River St., on Sunday, July 2 at 5:30 p.m.
This special live performance will showcase an extraordinarily talented instrumental quartet, including acclaimed Savannah Philharmonic and Velvet Caravan violinist Ricardo Ochoa, GRAMMY Award-nominated pianist Assaf Gleizner, GRAMMY Award-winning bassist Marc Chesanow and talented New York City drummer Uri Zelig. Together, this impressive group of experienced musicians fuses global music with an American sensibility, blending classical, jazz, tango and world music influences in high-energy live performances.
“We enjoy playing music from all over the world,” Ochoa explains. “Music is an important way to communicate with people. It’s a true emotional experience.”
Ochoa is best known for his virtuosic violin performances with the Savannah Philharmonic and as a founding member of Velvet Caravan, a popular gypsy swing band and SXSW favorite that has toured nationally and earned critical acclaim. Once the youngest member of the Venezuela Philharmonic, Ochoa has served as a soloist with a number of top symphonies and orchestras across the United States. As Connect Savannah has observed, “the energy [Ochoa] emits while soaring through violin leads is completely contagious and entrancing.”
GRAMMY-nominated Israeli pianist Assaf Gleizner has been working as a composer, music director, orchestrator/arranger and pianist in New York City and around the world for the past 15 years. His most notable projects include composing and orchestrating the off-Broadway and international tour hits “The Office: The Musical” and “FRIENDS: The Musical” as well as orchestrating and arranging Stephen Schwartz’s 70th birthday concert at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre. He also arranged, orchestrated and produced the GRAMMY-Award nominated album Move On: A Sondheim Adventure with world-renowned jazz artist Cyrille Aimée.
Mark Chesanow, a GRAMMY Award-winning jazz musician, serves as the Acting Principal Bass with the Savannah Philharmonic and also performs live with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra and the Charleston Symphony. Throughout his career, Chesanow has shared the stage with top artists, including Wycliffe Gordon, Rod Stewart, Bernadette Peters, Isaac Hayes, the Marvelettes and The Moody Blues. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Memphis and a bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music in Double Bass performance.
Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Uri Zelig graduated from The New School For Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City with honors and works as a musician around the United States. Over the last decade, Zelig held the lead drum chair for a number of popular hit Off-Broadway parody musicals, including “’Friends: The Musical” and “The Office: The Musical.” He currently plays with jazz greats Terry Waldo, Art Baron, Vince Giordano, Saul Rubin, Bill Crow, Bruce Barth, George Cables and Ed Polcer and frequently performs at legendary New York venues, including Birdland, Zinc Bar, Arthur’s Tavern and The Cutting Room.
A Kessler Collection property, Plant Riverside District is an award-winning destination in Savannah, Ga. developed by visionary and hotelier Richard C. Kessler, the Chairman and CEO of Kessler Enterprise, Inc. Plant Riverside District originally opened in 2020 and attracts visitors from across the country and around the world.
ABOUT DISTRICT LIVE:
District Live, an exciting live music venue at Plant Riverside District in Savannah, Ga., marks a landmark partnership between The Kessler Collection and Live Nation, featuring national and regional artists live in concert at a state-of-the-art venue located in the new Atlantic Building at JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District. Powered by Live Nation, District Live brings world-class artists to Savannah’s Entertainment District. In addition to concerts, District Live also features That Great Gretsch Sound!, presented through a special partnership between the Fred and Dinah Gretsch School of Music at Georgia Southern University and The Kessler Collection. This permanent display of music memorabilia, highlighting 135 years of Gretsch instruments, is featured in District Live’s lobby and performance space. For more information, please visit www.plantriverside.com and follow @districtlivesavannah on Instagram.
ABOUT PLANT RIVERSIDE DISTRICT:
Plant Riverside District, located at 400 W. River Street, is a vibrant entertainment destination and Savannah’s Entertainment District. From incredible dining and high-end shopping to live music and spectacular performances, Plant Riverside District creates elegantly curated experiences, stripping away the unnecessary to reveal the exceptional. Once an iconic power plant in Georgia, Plant Riverside District now represents the beauty of progress. Whether seeking a romantic getaway or a work hard/play hard business trip, Plant Riverside District provides a setting suited to your needs, blending timeless sophistication with eye-catching details. Experience three unique buildings for a customized atmosphere to match your style: bold, contemporary maritime details in the Atlantic; romantic, elegant styling in the Three Muses; and chic historic architecture in the Power Plant. Complete your experience with numerous dining options, rooftop bars, a concert venue, art gallery, riverfront park and even natural science exhibits to spark your imagination. For more information, please visit plantriverside.com and follow @ on Facebook and Instagram.
ABOUT THE KESSLER COLLECTION:
The Kessler Collection‘s portfolio of passionately created and artistically inspired boutique hotels boasts chic design, luxurious accommodations, enriching ambiance and intuitive service. Whether visiting properties in Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina or South Carolina, each hotel’s exquisite art, music and cultural influences are deliberately approachable. Designed to inspire mystique and to encourage unforgettable experiences, Kessler guests are immersed in redefined Bohemian luxury, from an 1888 historic hotel and a cutting-edge downtown icon to a premier luxury lodge, high-design Southern mansion and elite ski lodge. The Kessler Collection was the founding member of the Marriott Autograph Collection, introduced with seven Autograph Collection branded hotels. Each property is a bold, original hotel carefully created with style and the individualist traveler in mind. For more information about The Kessler Collection, please visit kesslercollection.com or call 888.472.6312.