Thursday, July 28, 2011

Leo Brouwer Presents 'Music of North America: Works by Jewish Composers' Aug. 4, Havana

[From TOP: Music of North America; Steven Spielberg (left) with John Williams (right); Aaron Copland; Charles Ives; Curtis Curtis-Smith; John Adams; Leonard Bernstein; Schindler's List]

Leo Brouwer (b. 1939) is an Afro-Cuban composer, guitarist and conductor who is featured at His Office sends this announcement to AfriClassical:

"Dear Sirs,
Leo Brouwer's Office has organized the Fourth Concert of the 2011 Season, entitled Music of North America: Works by Jewish Composers, with live commentary by Maestro Leo Brouwer. The performances will be by Leonardo Gell (piano), Fernando Munoz (violin) and Alejandro Martinez (cello). The program includes the national premieres of the following works: Piano Trio No. 1, Sweetgrass, Curtis Curtis-Smith (1941); China Gates for piano by John Adams (1948), Themes from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), in the version for violin, cello and piano; Piano Trio of Charles Ives (1874-1954); Vitebsk, study on a Jewish theme, for piano trio; Hoe Down from the ballet Rodeo by Aaron Copland, the latter version for violin and piano; and Three Pieces from Schindler's List, from the Steven Spielberg film of the same name, with music by John Williams (1932). The concert will be Thursday, August 4, at 6:00 pm at the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Los Oficios Street between Amargura and Churruca, Old Havana."

Comment by email:
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!! Greetings, Oficina Leo Brouwer

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