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Tune in to WQXR to hear Simone Dinnerstein and the Havana Lyceum Orchestra live from Central Park

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Tune in to WQXR: New York at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, June 13, to hear pianist Simone Dinnerstein and the Havana Lyceum Orchestra play a program of Mozart bookended by Carlos Fariñas and Aaron Copland live from the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park.

The two Mozart piano concertos that are at the core of this concert provide multiple opportunities for the expression of the friendship between Dinnerstein and the HLO. They are among Mozart's most ecstatically beautiful concertos, full of soaring melodies, but the most gorgeous moments are in the intricate dialogues between the piano, strings and woodwinds. Bookending the program are works by Fariñas and Copland. Copland's enthusiasm for local rhythms and harmonies extended beyond the US. In 1941, the composer spent time visiting Cuba as a cultural ambassador and was captivated by traditional Cuban music, which he incorporated in the vibrant Danzon Cubano.   Here's the program

Carlos Fariñas, (1934-202), Punto y Tonadas (1980-81)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, (1756-1791), Piano Concerto No.21 in C Major, K. 467 (1765) ‘Elvira Madigan'

I. Allegro maestoso

II. Andante

III. Allegro vivace assai

Simone Dinnerstein, piano

       Intermission

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, (1756-1791), Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488 (1786)

I. Allegro

II. Adagio

III. Allegro assai

Simone Dinnerstein, piano

Aaron Copland, (1900-1990), Appalachian Spring (1944)
 

José Antonio Méndez Padrón, Founding Music Director, Simone Dinnerstein, piano :
The performance of the Havana Lyceum Orchestra has been made possible by a generous grant from Judith E. Naumburg.**


Your host for the evening is WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon. Listen live in New York at 105.9 FM, online at WQXR.org or on their free mobile app. Watch the attached video of Dinnerstein playing Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K. 331 / 300i, First Movement, Theme and Variations live in the WQXR studio.