Mozart Festival 2023 begins in Havana

Mozart Havana Festival 2023 begins in Havana

HAVANA, Oct. 1 (RHC) Cultural institutions in the Historic Center of Havana will open their doors today and until October 7 to welcome the Mozart Havana 2023 Festival,event that pays tribute to the legacy of the Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

This new edition will have a significant presence of Spanish performers and will include in its program, along with the usual music of Mozart, various repertoires by peninsular authors, they recently reported at a press conference.

The inauguration is scheduled for this Sunday at 8:00 p.m., local time, at the Oratorio San Felipe Neri, with the performance of the Spanish pianist Javier Negrín and the Lyceum Mozartiano Orchestra of Havana, who will perform works by the Austrian and the Hispanic composer -Cuban Julián Orbón.

It is enriching and it inspires me a lot to visit this city, for me it is an honor to play in Cuba, said Negrín at the meeting.

Notable on this occasion is the tribute to the pianist Alicia de Larrocha by Javier Negrín on October 3 and the presentation the following day of the Spanish group Harmonía del Parnàs together with the Exaudi Choir of Havana, at the S.M.I. Havana Cathedral.

Activities to which is added the closing concert, scheduled for October 7 at 6:00 p.m., local time, in the Minor Basilica of the Convent of San Francisco de Asís, a time to enjoy the clarinetist José E. Rodríguez and the Mozart Lyceum Orchestra.

Throughout the week, renowned local soloists and groups will perform, such as pianist Lianne Vega, the Dulcian Trio and the Ventus Habana Quintet, in addition to performances by new performers.

The event is organized by the Office of the Historian of Havana, the Lyceum Mozartiano and the Mozarteum Foundation of Salzburg.

With the support of other institutions such as the University of the Arts and the National Center for Concert Music, the event is held this year in co-production with the National Center for Musical Diffusion of Spain (CNDM) and with the collaboration of the Spanish Agency for International cooperation for development.

This co-production is part of the international circuits of the CNDM and also has the support of the Cultural Department of the Spanish embassy in Cuba.