Composer Ernesto Lecuona was the George Gershwin of the Latin American world, a prolific creator of lush, swelling songs and scores for stage and film that helped elevate his homeland's popular music to an art form. He will be the focus of this Miami Chamber Players concert that brings an array of Cuban and Caribbean songs to Miami Lakes Congregational Church, including the theatrical songs of the zarzuela tradition, the slow-burning dance numbers known as boleros and the rhythmic strains of the danzón form. Sopranos Raquel Rubi and Marinel Cruz join the Players for this hauntingly beautiful performance, which also includes piano waltzes by Aruban and other Caribbean composers performed by pianist Adolfo Vidal.
This concert will raise funds to support the educational programs for the youth presented by South Florida Friends of Classical Music, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Miami. For more info about the organization please visit www.friendsofclassicalmusic.org