Mozart The Marriage of Figaro, Overture
Boloña/Ribot Aurora en pekin
White La Bella Cubana
Mozart Violin Concerto No.5 in A major (arr. David Le Page)
Mozart Divertimento in D
Cervantes Danzas Cubanas (Adios a Cuba and Amen)
Mozart Piano Concerto No.12 K414 in A Major
David Gordon Estes in Differente el Mozart
What is the connection between Mozart and Cuba? Cuba is politically, geographically, religiously, ethnically and culturally extraordinary so it is no surprise that its music reflects all of this. A heady brew of influences from West Africa and Europe - most notably Spain - have created a musical cauldron of unusual and compelling flavours, fusing elements of Jazz, Mambo, Conga, Classical, Flamenco, Abakuá, Hip-Hop and Salsa. This concert is a journey into that astoundingly diverse melting pot of sounds with frequent unexpected diversions into the repertoire of Mozart.
In case you were wondering, there is no connection between Mozart and Cuba.