US Young Orchestra to Perform in Cuba

Matanzas, Cuba, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The Chicago Consort Orchestra, considered one of the leading music student ensembles in the United States, will perform in three Cuban cities, reported today the Cuban provincial music company Rafael Somavilla in Matanzas.

Luis Ortega, promoter working for the Rafael Somavilla Music Company, told Prensa Latina that the American group’s presentations will take place in the month of June in Havana, Matanzas (west) and Santa Clara (center).

Since its foundation in 1983, The Chicago Consort, under the musical direction of Thomas Wermuth, has presented concerts and workshops in the whole United States, Canada, Europe and China, according to a briefing note.

The age of the members – said the source – ranges between 13 and 18 years old, and began musical studies by the so-called Suzuki Method, and individually, performers from the Orchestra have won numerous competitions and awards.

The Chicago Consort Orchestra has recorded four CDs, the first one entitled ‘Jealousy… and Other Songs of the Heart’ contains Tango and other dances, while its most popular recording is ‘A Consort Christmas’ with music suitable for Christmas.

Wermuth, its musical director, studied violin in New York, and in addition to his extensive performing career, has dedicated time to teach young musicians and enjoys international reputation as a guest musical trainer and guest teacher.

Another important musician, is piano player Melissa Zindel, a full time piano accompanying player, and an instructor of piano at the Western Spring School of Talent Education, and the Naperville Susuki School, two important US music schools.

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