Havana Hosts the Event on Hispanic-Cuban Romantic Music

Havana, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban capital will host Nicolás Ruiz Espadero’s 19th century Hispanic-Cuban Romantic music concert series from June 21 to 24, focused on the compositional panorama of that period, the organizers announced today.

The meeting will focus on the work of Espadero, but will also address the music of his Cubans peers José White, Gaspar Villate, Cecilia Arizti, Ignacio Cervantes, and José Manuel Jiménez, among others, explains a statement sent to Prensa Latina.

They will be interpreted little-known pieces of these artists, but considered ‘of great artistic, heritage and cultural value’ although those attributed to Espadero stand out, among which are a good number of scores rescued from archives of the island and Spain.

As a result, the inaugural concert is entitled ‘Nicolás Ruiz Espadero Rediscovered’ and is set for June 21 at the Minor Basilica of the Convent of San Francisco de Asís at 18:00 local time.

On June 22, a series of conferences will take place based in the Esteban Salas Musical Heritage Office of the City Historian’s Office, in which recognized researchers, musicologists and pedagogues will take part.

The day will conclude with the Cuban Romantic Music concert in the Aula Magna of the San Gerónimo University College, also at 6:00 PM local time.

On June 23, the actions will be held at the Museum of Fine Arts-Hall Universal Chamber at 3:00 pm local time, where the music presentation ‘Sacred Music of the Villages of Los Remedios and Santa Clara of the 19th and early 20th centuries will take place.

Later, the Theater Room of the Cuban Art Building of the National Museum of Fine Arts will host a concert dedicated to Cuban musicians José Manuel Jiménez Berroa and José White, the latter on the occasion of the centenary of his death.

The closure will be in the morning of June 24 at the Ignacio Cervantes Room, centered on pieces by Espadero and Hubert de Blanck.

The event highlights the links of Cuban and Spanish romanticism, and this is possible thanks to the joint work of Cuban musical institutions, the Office of the Historian of the City of Havana, the Spanish entity Catalan- Ibero-American Cultural Asociation and the Society for the Study of the Elizabethan Music.

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