Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 7:30 PM 

At the Moss Arts Center, 190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg, VA 24061
In the Street and Davis Performance Hall's Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre

Category A $75 | Category B $60 | Category C $40
$10 students with ID and children 18 and under


“The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba can play symphonies… and play them well. But what is special is when the musicians make like a big dance band from the Tropicana… and play classical music with an Afro-Cuban beat.”  —Tampa Bay Times

Enrique Pérez-Mesa, conductor
Featuring Yekwon Sunwoo, 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medalist, piano

Direct from Havana, the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba brings a program that includes Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture; great Latin works from de Falla and Roldan; and a piano concerto performed by the Cliburn gold medalist Yekwon Sunwoo. Since its inception in 1960 the NSO of Cuba has been instrumental in developing and introducing Cuban and Latin American music to the international classical music community.

Sunwoo appears by arrangement with the Cliburn.

Orchestral Sounds, Orchestral 
Timeless, Global (Cuba)

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