The Altino Brothers Launch “Live at Carnegie Hall” Kickstarter Campaign to Bring Their Innovative ‘Classical/Pop/Jazz Fusion’ Sound To Television

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Acclaimed NYC Pianists ‘The Altino Brothers’ Move One Step Closer To Realizing Their Dream Of A Carnegie Hall Concert To Air On Television, With The Help Of Kickstarter

The Altino Brothers, a pair of concert pianist siblings from New York City with a distinctly explosive musical sound, launched of their 60 day “Live at Carnegie Hall” Kickstarter campaign, on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. The brothers—Nerva and Robenson Altino—aim to raise $150,000 in two months, to realize their ultimate dream of producing a professionally filmed concert of their music, to be broadcast on network television. Their broad appeal will easily make the Carnegie Hall concert appealing to several networks. PBS has already issued a letter of intent expressing their interest in the Altino Brothers and their music. The Altino Brothers have been lauded for their exceptional talents by numerous media outlets (Today Show, TBN, Worcester Chronicle), celebrated concert hall administrators (Lincoln Center) and even their fellow Haitian countryman, award winning music artist Wyclef Jean, who is not exactly known for classical music. The Altino Brothers’ style is in no way traditional, and theirs is certainly not your grandparents’ classical concert in terms of presentation; in terms of abilities and execution: they are no less than “otherworldly”! The Altino Brothers have a widely appealing musical style and are now ready for prime time. They are turning to the masses to help bring their awe-inducing talent to homes across America.

“This is the greatest thing I’ve ever seen in my life.”
--Wyclef Jean

“Nerva Altino possesses a big virtuoso technique and a large and focused tone.”
--Worcester Telegram

“Robenson’s interpretation of the Prokofiev 3rd piano concerto challenges today’s most famous virtuosos”.                        
--NY Amsterdam News

“The brothers ripped through the Tchaikowky and Prokofiev piano concertos like it was tissue paper…to them it was like playing happy birthday”.
--Lincoln Center

“To think that our father left Haiti—literally on a banana boat—to come to the United States so Robenson and I could become pianists, and to now be living this dream, is beyond surreal," said Nerva Altino. “The Altino Brothers have had the privilege to perform in great concert halls across the country, including Lincoln Center. And now, if we successfully raise these funds on Kickstarter, we have the rare opportunity for two young, Black men to be featured on television, sharing classical music pieces in a universally appealing way.”

The dynamic concert event will feature solo and duo works on two pianos, celebrity musical guests, the 100+ voice Altino Brothers Concert Chorale, and a 70-piece orchestra. Original arrangements of traditional, jazz, pop, Caribbean and patriotic influenced well-known music will be shared, highlighting the Brothers’ talents and their ability to present intense, inspiring and spiritually uplifting musical interpretations. The Altino Brothers are also excited to announce that Nerva Altino will exclusively debut his double piano concerto at the concert, which is being composed in memory of the victims of the 9/11 attacks. This concerto is based on “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”: it will feature two pianos, a full orchestra, a soprano soloist, a full chorale, and it will be positioned as the grand finale to this rousing concert.

“We are grateful for the opportunities we’ve had to showcase our talents on original compositions and well known music. We have received tremendous support over the years,” said Robenson Altino. “We’re now appealing to our supporters, and lovers of great music from all genres, to support this amazing opportunity we have to produce a fresh, lively, unique Carnegie Hall concert for the American television audience.”

The Kickstarter campaign will run from Tuesday, September 2, 2014 to Friday, October 31, 2014. Backers can fund the campaign here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1890958854/altino-brothers-live-at-carnegie-hall

For more information on The Altino Brothers: http://www.thealtinobrothers.com

Media Contact: Judi Durand/703-725-6017

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