Radio26.Cu – Matanzas, Cuba


Symphony with North American orchestra director, attractive summer proposal.

Tamara Caridad Mesa González 30 julio, 2018

The presentation of the Matanzas Symphony Orchestra (OSM) along with the invited American orchestra director Martin Piecuch, stands out as an attractive proposal among the cultural options that animates the summer, at José White Concert Hall.

Piecuch anticipated that the repertoire includes five pieces, among them the so-called Symphony of the New World, by Antonín Dvorak, a composition that expresses a diversity of styles typical of the musical culture of the United States.

Bars and stars forever, by John Philip Sousa; Fanfare for the common man of Aaron Copland; and the Concert in E minor for cello and orchestra by Edward Elgar,  also integrate the repertoire  defended by the OSM in the cultural institution of Matanzas.

The cellist Gabriela Nardo López explained that she  assumes as a soloist the interpretation of the last work composed by the Englishman Edward Elgar, a piece well known for its first movement, perpetuated by the instrumentalist Jacqueline Mary du Pré in 1965.

Wherever we sit there is music and many times we do not really listen; it is good to be accommodated and listen to good proposals, and the classic ones are much linked to the history of humanity, said Nardo López, convinced that the symphony is a pleasant option for recreation.

A native of Waterville, in the American state of Maine, Martin Piecuch, as well as a master’s degree in conducting orchestras, also stands out as a virtuoso soloist, and without any doubt  demonstrates his skills in both roles in the concert with the Matanzas Symphony.

Sceneries from Russia, Germany, Austria, Ukraine and Italy are included among the comforted with the professional work of Piecuch, who recently arrived to the city of Santiago de Cuba, where also with the participation of cellist Gabriela Nardo, acted in the Sala Dolores next to the East Symphony Orchestra.


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