Havana, May 17 – The Cubadisco-2013 tradeshow will showcase the development of symphony orchestras in this country, famous worldwide for their popular rhythms.The conductor Enrique Pérez Mesa highlighted the recording of the disc “Popularmente Sinfonico”(Hummingbird label) as an example of the level and versatility of young Cuban soloists.
“Cubadisco will showcase the development of our symphonic music throughout the country, with special emphasis on violin and the work of Brindis de Salas and Joseph White, for example,” he noted.
Pérez Mesa will conduct the National Symphony Orchestra at the opening concert of Cubadisco, offering yet another exhibition of young virtuosos who are committed to chamber music.
These include the oboist Ayamey Castaneda, who participated in the recording of “Popularmente Sinfonico” and believes it will be a successful release, as it shows there is no divorce between classical and popular music.
The director of the Santa Cecilia wind quintet told Prensa Latina that she has resisted the temptation of more popular and better paid genres because she enjoys the demanding nature of the music as well as improving herself as a performer.
“Everyone understands that times are different, but the challenges are the same: to make good music, taking it away from the elite and bringing it to the masses,” she said.
Source: Prensa Latina