Habaneros, a quintet formed from the ranks of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba will open the season of the Turlock Concert Association with a performance on Sept. 25.
They will perform a program of classic works, Cuban compositions and popular music that has been described as “the heart of Havana.”
The show is at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Turlock Community Theatre.
Award-winning instrumentalists Alden Ortuño Cabezas (clarinet), Carlos Suárez Morejón, Julio César García Domínguez (violins), Idalmis Ulloa Besada (viola) and Suaima Ramos Torres (cello) have each enjoyed tremendous success in addition to their prestigious appointment with Cuba’s leading orchestra. Habaneros members have performed as soloists, in chamber ensembles and with orchestras in Russia, Switzerland, France, Spain, North America and across central and South America. In addition to their performance achievements, Habaneros members are active as teachers and composers, and venture beyond traditional boundaries into salsa music and instrument-making.
The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba made their United States debut in 2012. The 2014-2015 concert season marks the American debut for Habaneros.
The association will also sponsor a student outreach performance by the Habaneros as part of their ongoing commitment to support arts education in the community.
The Turlock Concert Association has been presenting nationally acclaimed artists to the community since 1940. The all-volunteer non-profit board is committed to enriching the cultural life of the community through live performances.
Single tickets for this event are $25 general admission and $15 for students. Season subscription includes reciprocal tickets at eight affiliated associations in the region. For tickets or further information, call Linda Posegate 668-1456 or Eric Julien at 667-5874, or visit www.turlockconcert.org.