The Saturday evening concert included the unforgettably Mediterranean melodies that comprise Leonard Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, as well as Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet Suite. The performance began with stirring versions of the national anthems of Cuba and the United States.
Saturday, May 16, 7 p.m. (CDT)Teatro Nacional de Cuba, Havana, Cuba
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
CUBAN NATIONAL ANTHEM: La Bayamesa
UNITED STATES NATIONAL ANTHEM: The Star-Spangled Banner
ALEJANDRO CATURLA: Danzon
BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
PROKOFIEV: Romeo and Juliet Suite
Classical Minnesota Public Radio's coverage of the Minnesota Orchestra's historic tour to Cuba is made possible by Glen and Marilyn Nelson. Additional support comes from 3M, Pentair, Ecolab, and from Lorraine Hart.