Open Air National Concert Band Performances

HAVANA TIMES, Jan. 9 — With the new year here, returning to the wooden street of the Plaza de Armas will be the open air performances of the Banda Nacional de Conciertos, directed by maestro Rafael Diaz Carter, on Fridays at four in the afternoon.

January 15: Concert with guests from the Teatro Lírico of Pinar del Río, with selections from the works of Rodrigo Prats, Gonzalo Roig and Ernesto Lecuona

January 22: “The Gypsy Baron,” by Johann Strauss; “El gallito,” by Santiago Lope; “Córdoba,” by Ernesto Lecuona; “El güije,” by Silvio Rodriguez; “La vikinga,” by Rubén Fuentes; “El bodeguero,” by Enrique Jorrín, and a selection from the Beatles.

January 29: “La leyenda del beso” (intermezzo), by R. Soutullo; “The Sad Waltz,” by Jean Sibelius, and “Agüero,” by Jose Franco, among others.