Starting in the 1920s, Cuban pianist and composer Ernesto Lecuona began a career in which he imbued popular music with a unique amalgam of classical and Latin elements. He is best known for his songs, including Malagueña, Siboney and Always in My Heart for which he received an Academy Award nomination. He wrote many quasi-classical works as well, beautiful pieces that show an often overlooked side to this wonderfully melodic composer. Lecuona's music is at the heart of the season opening concert by Symphony of the Americas, a concert that Lyn previews in a presentation complimentary to all ticket holders. Come join us in the Porter Ballroom of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts for this engaging chat about music, and we'll share glass of wine as well!
If you haven't yet ordered your tickets, do so now, and plan to come early to the concert - have an early dinner at Marty's Waterfront Bistro downstairs in the Huizinga Pavilion, then come upstairs to the ballroom for our music chat before strolling over to the Amaturo Theater for this celebratory concert by Symphony of the Americas with the Lecuona specialist, pianist Thomas Tirino.
You'll find more information and tickets here on the Symphony of the America's website.