A special homage for the rich musical tradition of Cuba combining Afro-Jazz rhythms, new
interpretations of folk music with a spotlight on a few Cuban music legends as Ernesto
Lecuona, Ignacio Cervantes , along with contemporary music by the celebrated Cuban
composers Leo Brouwer, Jorge Martin and Arturo Sandoval. Music and dance have always
been a way of life in Cuba. With its mystery, complex political past, exotic culture and music,
Cuba has always intrigued American composers and writers like Gershwin, Copland and
This special program brings to the concert stage some fascinating aspects of Latin music
from Cuba and its South America neighbors. Some of the pieces are newly arranged for
piano trio by Ofer Shelley, pianist of the ensemble.
This program will be launched during the 2018-2019 concert season.