Tres apuntan a Miami: Mozart + La Habana + Peled

Moran Katz – Mainly Mozart – June 25

Water to calm the thirsty Miami musicals, which are many, on June  22, 23 and 25. A trio of concerts to take into account and also testify to the crossing of cultural roads that the city represents every day with greater assiduity.

The grand finale of the Mainly Mozart Festival at the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Knight Hall on Sunday 25th will conclude with The Jewish Bride as a theme by bringing together clarinetist Moran Katz, Cleveland Orchestra musicians with Miami City Ballet dancers led by the festival’s artistic director , The noted pianist Marina Radiushina in charge of music by Mozart, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Bloch, Olivero and Pigovat.

On Thursday 22, the expected return of an exceptional Israeli cellist will unveil the relationship between the great Pablo Casals, his cello and his current owner: Amit Peled ( read a report to Peled on the occasion of his Miami debut a few years ago ).

Guaranteed the high quality of those mentioned, it is undeniable that the third concert is the most curious to wake up. This is the debut of the Orchestra of the Lyceum of Havana (HLO) led by José Antonio Méndez Padrón with the enthusiastic pianist Simone Dinnerstein whose project Mozart in Havana for SONY has made possible the first American tour of the orchestra, Of passage, the first of an entity of these characteristics since 1959.

The idea was born when Dinnerstein in 2015 traveled Cuba to the Encounter of young pianists , becoming familiar with this ensemble formed by students and graduates of the habanero conservatory and its teachers. On the way back, a campaign to finance the project culminated in a compact Mozart of the SONY label recorded at the orchestra’s headquarters, Oratorio San Felipe Neri, and one promoting an extensive tour with ten Including Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Saratoga Springs and finally the New World Center in Miami Beach, where they will perform Piano Concerts 21 and 23 of the genius of Salzburg with Dinnerstein as soloist in a program that includes Punto y Tonada by Carlos Fariñas ( 1934-2002), Four Preludes for piano and orchestra of the Colombian-American Jorge Mejía residing in Miami and the camera version of Appalachian Spring of Aaron Copland.

Simone Dinnerstein’s love for the island was born of the relationship with his teacher Solomon Mikowsky, a Polish-born Jew-Polish son who emigrated to the United States in 1955 where he teaches at the Manhattan School of Music. In that conservatory was professor of Simone girl until its adolescence when the pianista went to London to study with the celebrated Maria Curcio, Neapolitan master of Argerich, Lupu and Fleisher among other giants of the instrument.

A bold pioneer, the Brooklyn pianist loves challenges, such as the one that launched her to international fame with the edition of Bach’s Goldberg Variations , a project that self-funded with proverbial intelligence and cleverness. In the same vein, this Mozart presents a fresh approach, with the tropical breeze provided by the orchestra born thanks to a project of the Mozarteum of Salzburg and the Mozartian Liceo of Havana, and that in the 2015 season participated in Mozart Week Salzburg With its director and alma mater, José Antonio Mendez Padrón.

Simone in Havana – Photo Arianna Dominguez


In short, three concerts that are impossible to attend, which summon the meeting of new elements with well-seasoned others, the universality of Mozart always uniting diversities and the curiosity to know other approaches and personalities of the Latin American musical field propose an exciting end Week that can be memorable.

Provocative, fascinating, must-see encounters to shake off the drowsiness of the summer that already lashes. Agéndelos, it is not going to be that it is left outside and finishes «muriendo being thirsty of musica».

Information (click on blue )

Thursday June 22, 8 PM – Amit Peled, cello + Noreen Tuba, piano – CG Congregational 

Peled plays on Casals Cello – Brahms and more 

Friday June 23, 8 PM – New World Center, Miami Beach

Mozart in Havana – Dinnerstein, Mendez Padrón, Havana Lyceum Orchestra

Sunday June 25, 4 PM – Knight Hall Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami

The Jewish Bride – Grand Finale of the Mainly Mozart Festival  


Simone Dinnerstein – Mozart in Havana – photo Arianna Dominguez