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Violinist Joshua Bell to Join Chamber Orchestra of Havana in SEASONS OF CUBA at Lincoln Center

Violinist Joshua Bell to Join Chamber Orchestra of Havana in SEASONS OF CUBA at Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center announces a special concert event featuring the Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell, bridging cultural divides in a performance with the Chamber Orchestra of Havana and some of Cuba's most renowned artists.

This one-night only event marks the U.S. debut of the Chamber Orchestra of Havana, conducted by Daiana García, and takes place on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at 8:30 pm in Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall.

This event is also part of Lincoln Center's Fall Gala, honoring Laurie M. Tisch with the Lincoln Center Distinguished Service Award. It will be captured for a Live From Lincoln Center episode, airing nationally as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival on Friday, December 16, 2016 (check local listings).

Earlier this year, the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities asked Joshua Bell to be a member of the first official government-to-government bilateral initiative in the wake of President Obama's historic trip to Cuba. The mission was to extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people through the universal language of the arts. The upcoming concert in New York continues this important artistic dialogue.

The concert will include performances of Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons and Ástor Piazzolla's The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires-a set of four tango compositions-by Joshua Bell and the Chamber Orchestra of Havana, which is composed of some of Cuba's most accomplished classical musicians. The performance will also feature traditional and contemporary music from acclaimed Cuban artists and others, building a bridge between Cubans and American artists in a new landscape of cultural diplomacy. Joining Joshua Bell and the orchestra will be pianist/composer Aldo López-Gavilán, singer-songwriter Carlos Varela, and soprano Larisa Martínez, all of whom participated in the historic trip in April. The concert will also feature pianist Jorge Gómez , bassist Julio González Ochoa, pianist Orlando Alonso, percussionist Ruy Adrián López-Nussa, drummer Yissy Garciá Calzadilla, and saxophonist Yosvany Terry.

Special guest Dave Matthews, who was also a member of the delegation to Cuba, will perform several of his own songs collaborating with Joshua Bell, the Chamber Orchestra of Havana, and the guest artists.

The live concert event and television broadcast are produced and directed by multiple Emmy Award winner Andrew C. Wilk, executive producer of Live From Lincoln Center.

Tickets are expected to sell quickly. To secure your seats, we invite you to become a Friend of Lincoln Center, which allows early access to purchase tickets. Please click here for more information.

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