July 14, 2016: The Minnesota Orchestra in Cuba

It’s not every orchestral concert that gets covered by news outlets around the world — but this was the first American orchestra to play in Cuba since the restoration of diplomatic ties with the U.S. On Thursday’s Performance Today, we’ll hear from the Minnesota Orchestra’s historic concert in Havana, Cuba.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Bela Bartok (arr. Jonas Dominique): Excerpts from Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56, Nos. 2-7
Martin Frost, clarinet; Anna Lee, violin; Jiyoon Lee, violin; Daniel Lozakovitj, violin; AROD Quartet; Theotime Voisin, contrebassoon
Verbier Festival, Verbier Church, Verbier, Switzerland

Frederic Chopin: Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op.60
Sean Chen, piano
Strings Music Festival, Strings Music Pavilion, Steamboat Springs, CO

Peter Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 4 in G, Op. 61, “Mozartiana”
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra; Nikolai Alexeev, conductor
Estonia Concert Hall, Tallin, Estonia

Hour 2

Frederic Chopin: Polonaise No. 6 in A-flat major, Op. 53
Ran Dank, piano
The Gilmore International keyboard Festival, Wellspring Theater, Kalamazoo, MI

Alejandro Garcia Caturla: Danzon
Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vanska, conductor
Teatro Nacional de Cuba, Havana, Cuba

Jean Sibelius: String Quartet in D minor, Op. 56 “Voces intimae”
Meccore String Quartet
Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, FL

yourclassical.org, July 14, 2016


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