Nearly two years ago, Chicago composer, conductor and trumpeter Orbert Davis was teaching a music class in Havana when he received the breaking news that diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba were going to be reestablished.
Davis already had an ongoing association with Cuba’s National Conservatory of the Arts; an association that’s nurtured some impressive talent.
On Friday in Chicago, Davis presents the world premiere of a composition by one of his young Cuban protégés.
Davis joins host Eddie Arruza in discussion and performance.
Eddie Arruza, Chicago Tonight WTTW
November 10, 2016