New Symphonic Program for Contemporary Music in Havana

Havana, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. pianist Mac McClure will share the stage in this capital on Sunday with the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, as part of the 30th Contemporary Music Festival, scheduled for November 11 to 19.

McClure will be in charge of opening the concert today at the Teatro Nacional de Cuba’s Covarrubias Hall.

Artists from Spain, Italy, Bolivia, Germany, Austria, Mexico, the Netherlands, the United States and Cuba will participate in this edition of the Festival.

The symphonic program will include symphonic, Cuban and international chamber, choral, vocal and electro-acoustic music.

Foreign guests will give lectures, auditions, keynote speeches and talks about musical creation at present in their countries, the Festival’s president, Guido López-Gavilán, said at a news conference.

Among the participants are Spanish composers Alberto Roque Santana and Rosa Maria Rodriguez; Italian guitarist Antonio Forcione; and the Passepartout duo, from Italy-United States, made up of pianist Nicoletta Favari and percussionist Christopher Salvito.

U.S. flutist Linda Chatterton, pianist Mac McClure, guitarist Maja Radovanlija, composer Marcus Norris, Bolivian pianist Mariana Alandia Navajas and Italian electric guitarist Sergio Sorrentino, among others, are attending the Festival.

The event will be held at Palacio de los Capitanes Generales (Captain Generals’ Palace) and the Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis in Old Havana, the Ruben Martinez Villena Hall at the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) and the ALBA Culture Center.

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