Spanish hornist invited by the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba

Featured Spanish hornist invited by the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba

The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba will offer a concert on December 8, in this capital, alongside guest Spanish hornist Samuel Perez Llobell, the institution announced today.

Perez Llobell studied at the Higher Music Conservatories of Valencia and Saint James of Compostela. Today, he is a professor at Santa Cruz de Ribadulla School and at the Melide and Arzua Municipal Conservatory (in La Coruña).

According to the organizers, the concert program comprises several Cuban premiere works for this curious instrument, in this case the alpine horn.

During the concert, Perez Llobel will play pieces by composers Ludwig van Beethoven, Hans-Jürg Sommer, Dennis Armitage, Gottfried Aegler, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, directed by young Cuban conductor Eduardo Ramos.

The Covarrubias Hall of the National Theater of Cuba will be the venue of the performance scheduled for 11:00 local time.

Since its foundation in the 1960s, the National Symphony Orchestra has been conducted by important personalities of orchestral music, among them Soviet Aram Khachaturian, Mexican Blas Galindo, and Brazilian Camargo Guarnieri.

It has also hosted prominent soloists like Russian violinist David Oistrakh and Cubans Cecilio Tieles (piano) and Leo Brouwer (guitar).

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