Minnesota Orchestra say goodbye with tribute to Cuban music
Minnesota Symphony Orchestra said goodbye on Saturday in Havana with a concert in which it paid tribute to Cuban music, which began with the execution of the anthems of Cuba and the United States.
Danzon, by Alejandro Garcia Caturla, opened a program where love and tragedy were protagonists by also including fragments of the musical West Side Story, by Leonard Bernstein, a version of Romeo and Juliet.
To conclude, another gift: La Zaragozana, by Ernesto Lecuona, a piece greeted with applause by the audience, who remained standing for more than five minutes in a standing ovation to greet the musicians.
We are ready to return as soon as possible, said the Maestro Vänskä, while he confirmed the joy of the orchestra members by being part of this historic journey.