Cuban Pianist Frank Fernández

August 18, 2015, 11:00 am

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Internationally renowned Cuban pianist Frank Fernández has played in some 40 countries, but never the United States – until now. On August 18th, Fernández made his long-overdue recital debut in the U.S. as part of the Ravinia Festival. He offered a sample of some of his Ravinia recital in WFMT’s Levin Studio in concert, spoke with Elbio Barilari, host of Fiesta!

  • “Ave Maria,” by Shubert (Improvisation by Frank Fernández)

  • “Tres danzas cubanas,” by Cervantes

  • Piano Sonata No. 21, Op. 53, by Beethoven

  • “La Comparsa,” by Lecuona

  • “Habanera and Conga de mediodía from Suite para dos pianos,” by Fernández