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Simone Dinnerstein Q&A with 90.5 WUOL: Louisville

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Before traveling to Havana in 2015 to perform at a piano festival, Simone Dinnerstein was mostly unaware of the Cuban classical music scene. That all changed when she was introduced to the Havana Lyceum Orchestra and recorded her Sony Classical album - Mozart in Havana. Recorded in Cuba, this may be the pianist's most ambitious work to date and is a testament to music's ability to cross all cultural and language barriers. Together with conductor José A. Méndez Padrón, Dinnerstein and the Orchestra perform Mozart's Piano Concerto Nos. 21 and 23. The HLO is making their American debut in a series of concerts this month, and it marks the first time an group of this size has traveled to the U.S. from Cuba since the revolution. 

READ the Q&A with 90.5 WUOL: Louisville, Classical music host, Daniel Gilliam and Simone Dinnerstein