From our sponsors at Oregon Symphony:
A Night in Havana
w/ Tiempo Libre and Oregon Symphony
Saturday, April 30 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 1 @ 3:30 p.m.
Tickets are $25-90
Purchase Tickets at www.orsymphony.org/havana or call 503-228-1353
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway
You’ve seen them on Dancing With the Stars. You’ve enjoyed their electric energy and the sizzling music of their native Cuba. Now imagine them backed by the lush string sounds and blazing brass of the Oregon Symphony. By the end of the performance, you’ll be on your feet dancing and cheering. What a great way to end the Pops season!
The concert's guest artists - the Cuban ensemble Tiempo Libre - are three-time Grammy nominees. Tiempo Libre's seven members were all classically trained at Cuba's premier conservatories before coming together as a group in 2001.
They're now based in Miami, but as teenagers in Cuba when the government there forbade its citizens from listening to American music, Tiempo Libre's members would cobble together homemade antennas late at night in the hopes of pulling in the sounds of Miami radio stations. Their newest album, My Secret Radio, to be released by Sony Masterworks on May 3, pays homage to those roots.