National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba
The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, conducted by Enrique Pérez-Mesa with guest pianist Yekwon Sunwoo, makes its NJPAC debut with a Latin-flavored and dance-inspired program that includes Ravel’s Boléro.
Gold medalist of the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, 28-year-old pianist Yekwon Sunwoo has been hailed for “his total command over the instrument and its expressiveness” (San Francisco Examiner). This powerful and virtuosic artist will perform a work to be determined.
It begins softly. A single snare drum. Then, a flute. Gradually, each instrument of the orchestra joins in, until Ravel’s Boléro reaches one of the greatest climaxes in all of music. Hear it – with a heat direct from Havana. This concert also features De Falla’s sizzling The Three-Cornered Hat, plus mesmerizing, seductive selections by Cuba’s 20th-century masters, only now being discovered.
Join us for the Bank of America Classical Overtures, held an hour prior to each classical concert. These interactive presentations are hosted by Maestro George Marriner Maull of New Jersey’s Discovery Orchestra and are free to ticket holders.
TIER 3 CAFÉ
Tier 3 Café will be open for this performance.