Music from Cuba

August 26, 2017, 7:00 pm

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Hilario Durán

Cuba is, and it has  always been since the Colonial period, one of the powerhouses of music in this side of the Atlantic. In this edition of Fiesta! we visit (or revisit, in some cases), the music of a handful of Cuban composers born between the 30’s and the 50’s: Héctor Angulo (b.1932), Carlos Fariñas (1934-2002), Paquito D’Rivera (b.1948), Andrés Alén (b.1950), Hilario Durán (b.1953). The only exception is the 19th century composer and pioneer of Cuban nationalist movement, Ignacio Cervantes.


Prelude N.5 and Prelude N.6, by Andrés Alén
Andrés Alén (piano)


Cantos Yoruba de Cuba, by Héctor Angulo
Manuel Barrueco (guitar)


New Danzón, by Hilario Durán
The Gryphon Trio


Canción triste and Preludio, by Carlos Fariñas
Manuel Barrueco, guitar

Three Pieces for Brass Quintet, by Paquito D’Rivera


Danzas cubanas,  by Ignacio Cervantes
Jorge Luis Prats, piano