From November 18 to 23, the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) will visit Cuba for the first time! Celebration is the title of the unique concert that the EUYO will offer in Cuba on November 22 at 8 pm in the Cathedral of Havana and that will be dedicated to the Cuban capital on its 500th anniversary. With the EUYO, which will be conducted by Emily Davis, will also perform the ISA Symphony Orchestra, attached to the Lyceum Mozartiano de La Habana, under the guidance of José Antonio Méndez.
This project will be an exceptional opportunity to appreciate the performance of more than 70 musicians from both continents, in a program where works by renowned European composers such as Ludwig van Beethoven, Erwin Schulhoff and Ralph Vaughan Williams will be combined with pieces of Cuban composers such as the consecrated Moisés Simons and the young Jenny Peña.
Thursday 21 November - University of the Arts (ISA)
Cuban music workshop
Friday 22 November 20.00 - Havana Cathedral
EUYO string, brass and percussion ensembles
Orquesta Sinfónica del ISA - Lyceum Mozartiano de La Habana
Part 1 EUYO String Ensemble: Volin Director Emily Davies
Heinrich Biber - Battalia à 10
Erwin Schulhoff - Five Dances arranged for strings arr. Marijn van Prooijen
Moisés Simons - El manicero arr. Jenny Peña Campo
Part 2: ISA and EUYO: Conductor José Antonio Méndez, solo violin Emily Davis
Ralph Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending for solo violin and orchestra
Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 7, 4th movement Allegro con brio
Jenny Peña Campo - "Conga" from Cuban Suite
Concert in Havana Cathedral is free, by invitation only.