In a concert celebrating the heritage of Cuba and the city hosting the
2016 Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Soprano Angelica de la Riva and pianist Orlando Alonso
perform music by Brazilian and Cuban masters including Heitor Villa-Lobos, Carlos Gomes, Al-
berto Costa, Ernesto Lecuona, Jorge Anckermann, Ignacio Cervantes, José María Vitier and
Spanish composer Xavier Montsalvatge at the historical Trinity Cathedral of Miami. Continue reading →
Cuban-born brothers Orlando Alonso and Orlay Alonso will share the stage and the keyboard- performing four hands in their New York concert on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 7:30 PM at the Steinway Piano Gallery in Coral Gables.
Drawn to the idea that a blend of traditions would speak to the true voice of the Americas, Yosvany Terry (saxophone and chékere), Orlando Alonso (piano), and Yves Dharamraj (cello) pooled their cultural and musical backgrounds to form the Bohemian Trio in 2013. Together, they forge a new identity—a polyphony of cultures—that transcends old-world boundaries. Bohemian Trio intertwines earthy, Afro-Cuban rhythms with sweeping classical melodies, jazz improvisation, and the celebration of Latin dance to transport its audiences to an inspired and fantastical place, though one longing for a bygone era at odds with the modern world. Grounded in both distinct formal traditions and abstract ideas, each member exhibits his own brand of technical prowess and invention, creating an extension of the familiar. Their musical narratives—deftly woven into original and commissioned works—simultaneously evoke joy, nostalgia, and passion.
The Jazz Gallery
1160 Broadway, 5th Floor (at 27th Street)
New York, NY 10001
Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:30pm and 9:30pm
Bohemian Trio returns to the Jazz Gallery on Thursday, May 19th to perform two sets at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Showcasing their signature sound, an original blend of Classical lyricism, Jazz harmony, Latin dance, and Afro-Cuban beats, their repertoire reflects the group’s diverse cultural and musical backgrounds. Comprised of Yosvany Terry (sax and chékere), Yves Dharamraj (cello) and Orlando Alonso (piano), the trio will premiere works specially written for the ensemble by Pedro Giraudo, Emilio Solla, Sonia Jacobsen, Alexis Cuadrado, Ramon Polo, and Cristina Spinei. A surprise guest will join the group.
Vitier will perform as pianist in his Misa Cubana with the Westerville Symphony, the Otterbein University combined choirs and Capriccio Columbus in a performance conducted by Otterbein professor Gayle Walker, this Sunday, April 24 at 5 p.m. in Fritsche Theatre of Otterbein University’s Cowan Hall.
This month, the sounds and rhythms of Cuba have spread across the campus of Otterbein University in Westerville.
Cuban composer and pianist Jose Maria Vitier — accompanied by his wife, Silvia Rodriguez Rivero — has taken part in a residency there since April 1. While in central Ohio, the Havana native has given master classes and heard his work featured in concerts.
This weekend, as he nears the conclusion of his visit, the Westerville Symphony will perform one of his most popular works, a Roman Catholic Mass titled “Misa Cubana.”
For the Sunday concert, the orchestra will join Capriccio Columbus and three university ensembles: the Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorale and Concert Choir. Vitier and Dean Marcellana will play the piano parts.
Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 7:30 PM at Cary Hall at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music. Cuban-born brothers Orlando Alonso and Orlay Alonso will share the stage –and the keyboard- performing four hands in their New York concert on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 7:30 PM at Cary Hall at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music. Tickets available at http://thealonsobrothers.bpt.me
This weekend, the adventurous, romantic and inspiring artists of the Bohemian Trio (saxophone & chekeré, cello, piano) return to Armor Hall with their signature spicy mix of traditional and new jazz works, infused with Afro-Cuban rhythms and flair. The performance lasts approximately one hour.
Tickets: Adults $28/22 Wave Hill Member, Children (ages 8–18) $15/$12 Wave Hill Member. Order tickets online or onsite at the Perkins Visitors Center, starting August 26. Member pre-sale starts August 14. A $2 surcharge will be added to telephone registrations. For additional information, please call 718.549.3200 x251.
“The Cuban pianist Jorge Luis Prats, barred for 30 years from performing in the U.S., took Rachmaninoff, the audience and the entire orchestra, as well, into his superbly talented hands. If ever a reason was needed to end the embargo, Prats was it. His second Concerto was heart-stopping and heart-breaking in turns, and brought the house to its feet for an unstoppable applause that led a moved Prats to deliver an almost unbelievable three encores: Ignacio Cervantes’ “Danzas Cubanas,” Ernesto Lecuona’s “Mazurka” and Richard Wagner’s “Liebestod” (Liszt’s arrangement) from “Tristan and Isolde.” The year ahead has a high bar to reach, to match this.”
On Thursday evening, Cuban-born pianist Horacio Gutiérrez, along with conductor Rossen Milanov leading the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, demonstrated the power of the pianissimo in a sparkling and propulsive rendering of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58. read more —>