Cuba National Symphony to Perform in New York

HAVANA TIMES — The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, as part of their first US tour, will perform on October 27th in New York City, where thy will feature works from their classical Cuban and universal repertoires, reports the Granma newspaper.

The principal symphonic group on the island will be conducted by maestros Guido Lopez-Gavilan and Enrique Perez Mesa, who along with more than 70 musicians and soloist Ignacio Nacho Herrera, will offer pieces like “Obertura cubana” and “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin.

The tour, which began last Tuesday, will run until November 10 with shows in Missouri, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Virginia and Florida.

According to international news agencies, the group’s first performance on October 16 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City (Missouri) was hailed at both the intermission and at the end of the concert.