Dinnerstein & Havana Lyceum Orchestra

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein will perform at Mechanics Hall with Cuba's Havana Lyceum Orchestra

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 4:00 pm - Mechanics Hall


Carlos Farinas - Punto y Tonadas
Copland - Appalachian Spring
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467 “Elvira Madigan”
Mozart - Piano Concerto. No. 23 in A major, K. 488

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This performance offers FREE ENTRY and is open to all ages. Those interested in attending must RSVP online

Listen here for a recent interview as Adrien Finlay, Executive Director of Music Worcester, speaks about this event with Troy Tyree of WCUW 91.3FM

Simone Dinnerstein returns to Worcester with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra, whose current tour marks the orchestra's U.S. debut. The collaboration between the Havana Lyceum Orchestra and Dinnerstein on Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 is a testament to music’s ability to cross all cultural and language barriers. Come join us for an evening of culture and incredible music. 

Bookending the program are works by Farinas and Copland, with two Mozart piano concertos at the core.  Copland's enthusiasm for local rhythms and harmonies extended beyond the U.S.  In 1941, Copland spent time visiting Cuba as a cultural ambassador and was captivated by traditional Cuban music, which he incorporated in the vibrant Danzon Cubano.  Carlos Farinas was a Cuban composer who spent time studying with Copland at Tanglewood in the 1950's.  Punto y Tonadas (Point and Tones, 1980-81), written for string orchestra, unmistakably evokes both the rhythm and melodies of Cuba and the influence of Copland's open style.

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