Comedy Concert Opens Chamber Music Festival in Havana
- Submitted by: lena campos
- 10 / 01 / 2013
The comedy concert "Humor con Clase" (Classy Humor) opened the 5th Leo Brouwer Chamber Music Festival, which includes a Paco de Lucia concert.
"Concierto para Dedo y Orquesta" (Concerto for Finger and Orchestra) was performed by pianist Jorge Luis Pacheco and actor Osvaldo Doimeadios, who presented a show that sometimes remind the audience the intelligent and melodic humor of the Argentine group Les Luthiers.
Brouwer composed this work for Alfonso Arau forty years ago, and was premiered at the Teatro Musical de La Habana with a huge success.
The show was, to some extent, a music class, an interactive work involving the public, hence Brouwer decided to name the show "Humor con Clase."
The program included the performance of excerpts from "Una Broma Musical" (A Musical Joke), a piece written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1787 to make fun of certain musical clunkers of his time.
Doimeadios appreciated Brouwer·s wits and wills for this opportunity to dignify the comedy. This initiative breaks stereotypes of solemnity blamed on classical music.
The 5th Leo Brouwer Chamber Music Festival will run until October 13 with some 300 Cuban and foreign artists, among them Spanish guitarist Paco de Lucia, who will perform on Wednesday.
Source Prensa Latina