A Far Cry is pleased to host the first Cuban orchestral performance of this size in the United States since the Castro revolution! The Havana Lyceum Orchestra kicks off their US tour in Jamaica Plain with acclaimed pianist Simone Dinnerstein.
Dinnerstein, a favorite of A Far Cry musicians and audiences, conceived of this project in Havana in 2015 when she first performed with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra – a collection of conservatory students, recent graduates and their teachers – at the Encuentro de Jóvenes Pianistas (Meeting of Young Pianists) festival. “When I played with them, I was astonished by their commitment to listening and to rehearsal,” Dinnerstein comments, “and by their desire to explore music which can too often be worn away by familiarity, as well as by their beautiful sound - a sound they made despite the fact that even the simplest supplies, like strings and reeds, have been hard to come by in Cuba.”
PLEASE NOTE: This is a performance of Simone Dinnerstein and the Havana Lyceum Orchestra. A Far Cry is not involved in the performance.