Monday, July 13, 2009

Sounds of Cuba at Caramoor

Until 2004, Jorge Luis Prats was the artistic director of Cuba's National Symphony Orchestra. Since leaving Havana for Spain, he has been wowing audiences with his piano playing. He is, according to the New York Times, "able to express the full range of feelings through the piano." Residents of Northern Westchester will be able to hear Mr. Prats' playing this Thursday night when he performs at the 2009 Caramoor International Music Festival. He will be continuing what the Times called the festival's "Cuba leitmotif," following the opening night performance by Tiempo Libre and preceding the performance on Sunday by Cuban saxophonist and clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera, a National Medal of Arts recipient. Check out the website for details. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Image: New York Times

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