Thursday, March 24, 2011 'Cuban Overtures ~ from José White to George Gershwin, Friday, April 29, 7:30 PM'

[José Silvestre White (1835-1918), Afro-Cuban violinist and composer. Shown here after he received the 1st prize for violin at the Conservatoire de Paris in 1856. Bibliothèque Nationale de France]

José Silvestre White, or José Silvestre White y Lafitte, was an Afro-Cuban violinist who became a composer and professor after graduating from the Paris Conservatory. He is profiled at, which features a Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma of Lawrence University Conservatory. AfriClassical has asked the Cuban Cultural Center what music of José White will be played at the concert. We have received this reply:

“As of now, I believe the piece by José White in the April 29 recital will be Bella Cubana. The program, which is always subject to change, wlll also include other Cuban composers. Thank you for your inquiry.”
A. Carbonell

Centro Cultural Cubano de Nueva York
Friday, April 29, 7:30 PM
“Classical pianists Eric Clark (U.S.), Vitaly Popov (Russia) play European masters and then pay due hommage to classical Cuban composers from the 19th and 20th centuries, including José White, Alejandro García Caturla, Ernesto Lecuona and others. Featuring a stellar performance by Cuban bass virtuoso and artistic director Carlos del Pino. THE GOOD SHEPHERD CHURCH @ Lincoln Center, 152 West 66th St., off Broadway, NYC.

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