Belgian Conductor to Give Concert with Cuban Symphonic Orchestra

Havana, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) The Belgian conductor Ronald Zollman will perform in Cuba, along with the Symphonic Orchestra of the Cuban Higher Institute of the Arts (ISA), a program that will close the orchestral workshop given every year by the artist, the organizers said.

The ISA musical group, attached to the Mozart Lyceum of Havana, will perform at the San Felipe Neri Oratory, the venue of the Mozart Lyceum, where Zollman will play Symphony No. 8 in G major, Opus 88, by Antonin DvoÅÖák; and ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, by Felix Mendelssohn.

Zollman arrived in Havana last week to rehearse with the orchestra, as part of New Year’s musical events. A concert will take place on Saturday, December 16, to celebrate the 77th birthday of the renowned soprano Maria Eugenia Barrios.

There is also a special program by choirs, including the Cuban National Choir, directed by Digna Guerra, who will sing Christmas songs on Thursday, December 21.

Schola Cantorum Coralina, directed by Alina Orraca, will join the festivities on Saturday, December 16, at the San Felipe Neri Oratory, where Ronald Zollman gives workshops on chamber music and orchestra direction every year to ISA music students, who are members of the Orchestra-School, attached to the Mozart Lyceum of Havana.

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