Aldo López-Gavilán returns to the Martí Theater with a list of renown guests.

Havana, May 18, 2019
Photo by Jose V Gavilondo
The outstanding pianist and composer Aldo López-Gavilán, will return to the Martí Theater of the capital on Sunday, June 2 at 5 pm. On this occasion, in addition to his band’s musicians (Julio César González on bass, Ruy Adrián López-Nussa on drums and Alejandro Calzadilla on saxophone and clarinet); he has invited other renowned musicians to share the stage with him; in what promises to be another memorable concert.

The Chamber Orchestra of Havana, conducted by Maestra Daiana García, Harold Lopez-Nussa and the young Rodrigo García on the keyboards, the Ensemble Vocal Luna choir, conducted by Maestra Wilmia Verrier, Mayquel González on the trumpet, Yaroldy Abreu on Afro-Cuban percussion and Rodrigo Mompellier on guitar; will accompany López-Gavilán and his band to perform some of his most popular compositions, but also new works, such as Divagación, his first choral creation.

Since his last concert in the beautiful theater in Havana, three years ago, the pianist has performed almost a hundred presentations in the United States, along with some of the major orchestras in that country, as well as participating in other prestigious events such as world-famous Aux Jacobins Piano Festival in Toulouse, France, where he received as a prize the recording of an album that will soon be released under the label of the festival itself.

Another important milestone of his recording career has been the recording of the “Brothers” album, earlier this year in New York, together with his brother the virtuoso violinist Ilmar López-Gavilán, which includes arrangements for piano and violin of some of his most popular compositions such as: Carpenter Bird, City Friday and Trees in the Air; in addition to Hermanos, a specially composed work for the documentary with the same name, that the production company Patchworks Films of San Francisco has made about the life and artistic career of Cuban musicians.

Tickets for the concert will be on sale starting Tuesday, May 28.