Santiago de Cuba, May 7 (Prensa Latina) A giant band formed by Cuban and North American students will perform this Wednesday in the Dolores Hall in this eastern Cuban city. The Santiago Concert in this year’s edition is part of the Academic Meet Cuba-United States on Cuban music and Afrocuban Jazz, which includes students and professors of the Richmond and Pennsylvania Universities, together with youths and professors of the Esteban Salas Conservatory of this city.
Cuban orchestra director Daniel Guzman and U.S. trumpet player Mike Davidson head this training endeavour which favors interactivity between the experiences of artistic education in both nations.
As part of this program, there will be a concert on Thursday in charge of students of the chapter of the High Arts Institute, Vocational Art School, the Esteban Salas Conservatory and the Music School Lauro Fuentes.
Santiago concert started in 1982 with the sponsorship of the National Prize of Music Electo Silva, targets the promotion and spread of these more elaborate music genres, with a wide audience in the city and the Dolores Hall for its renowned acoustic quality in Cuba.
During the last weekend musicians of the Symphonic Oriente Orchestra, performed Danzon, Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana, Waltz of the Flowers and New World Symphony, together with the Flute Quintet New Airs, with barely five years of life.