The Gavilán Brothers at The Midland Center for the Arts

Friday -
7:30 PM
The Midland Center for the Arts Auditorium
Midland, MI

The Gavilán Brothers

Violinist Ilmar Gavilán, and pianist Aldo López-Gavilán, are virtuoso Afro-Cuban musicians who grew up as prodigies in 1970s Havana. As highlighted in an impactful PBS documentary, after being separated for decades as innocent victims of complicated U.S.-Cuba political conflicts, the two have finally been able to come together as mature musicians, fulfilling a dream to create and perform together their genre-defying music rooted in classical, Latin jazz and Afro-Cuban traditions. Do not miss this unique and touching performance!

The duet will be performing original music from the brothers' breathtaking album, “Brothers”, composed by Aldo Lopez- Gavilán and edited for violin and piano by Ilmar Gavilán. “Epilogue”, a program highlight, was premiered in the USA by Joshua Bell in 2016 at the Lincoln Center. Aldo López-Gavilán's authentic voice has a genre-defying sound rooted in European classical traditions, Latin jazz, and Afro-Cuban rhythms. Drawing from a range of colors associated with Schumann and Ravel's work, Aldo's compositions weave a layered tapestry described as magical, optimistic, and at its core, deeply soulful.