Interview with Oakland Symphonic Youth Orchestra’s principal conductor Omid Zoufonoun, at the close of a ten-day tour in Cuba with performances in Santa Clara, Cienfuegos and Havana.
With a beautiful, applauded … and little promoted concert at the Covarrubias Hall of the National Theater of Cuba, the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra performed their finale on July 16th.
The Cuban rock band, La Vieja Escuela (The old school), which according to Roberto, Anima Mundi’s lead guitarist, has a clean, balanced sound, like you were listening to a well-made CD.
The Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra departed on its 11 day Cuba Tour earlier this week. The 57 youth orchestra members will give concerts in Cienfuegos, Santa Clara, and Havana.
Cesar Diario Rodriguez has strong convictions about his responsibility as an artist to make decent music, and with his talent, he’s on the road to a having a very successful career. “I’m 20 years old, although I began studying the cello at beginner’s level when I was eight and I’ve never stopped my studies.”
The first Gathering of Trovadores in Havana will take place at El Sauce. An initiative created by singer-songwriter Frank Delgado it honors the memory of Noel Nicola (1946-2005) and Santiago Feliu (1962-2014).
“My mother has been a very important person in my life because I grew up watching ballerinas and going to ballet performances. Even though I never step onto the stage, I also have this art form in my blood,” claims the young composer and pianist Pepe Gavilondo.
US rocker Jon Bon Jovi is visiting Cuba, adding to the list of celebrities wanting to get to know the island after the thaw with the United States.
I first met Zule Guerra on one of my random trips to Havana’s Fabrica de Arte Cubano. The first thing that went through my mind whilst I was listening to her music was that I wanted to interview her.
Young pianists will display their bravura on the stages set up for the 4th Young Pianists Festival, which will take place in Havana from June 2-26, under the artistic direction of Salomon Gadles Mikowsky.(14 fotos)