Concert: From Havana to the Arabian Nights
Whether you are a regular symphony patron, a novice to classical music, teacher, piano student or lover of all types of music, you won’t want to miss this breathtaking season opener!
The concert opens our year-long tribute to female composers with Florence Price’s stirring Concert Overture #1, followed by George Gershwin’s beloved Rhapsody in Blue. The excitement continues with an exotic tribute to the Arabian Nights in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade.
Florence Price – Concert Overture No.1
George Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade
Ignacio “Nachito" Herrera is widely recognized as the greatest Cuban pianist of his generation. As Music Director of the famed Tropicana Club in Havana and the Grammy-award winning “Cubanismo”, Nachito made his mark from an early age, continuing in the tradition of the Buena Vista Social Club. His playing has been described by the Minneapolis Star Tribune as “Hotter than the burning tip of a contraband Cuban cigar. Explosive. Jaw-droppingly good.”