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Celebrate Cuba's cultural heritage with the New World Symphony during ¡Fiesta Cubana! on March 18. Explore a variety of Cuban music, art and food at the New World Center, transformed into a gallery of live musical performances and art installations. Doors open at 7:00 for the Fiesta Cubana art walk. Cuban artwork will be curated by the Conde Contemporary art gallery, accompanied by a diverse range of Cuban chamber music repertoire performed throughout the New World Center.
After experiencing the musically decorated art walk with delicious Cuban food and drink, the New World Symphony will perform a short selection of Cuban orchestral works at 8:30. Immerse yourself in the illustrious Farber Collection of Cuban art as the New World Symphony transports you across the Straits of Florida.
Following the concert, all guests are welcome to join an exuberant after party* held at the nearby Miami Beach Botanical Gardens, energized by the live Cuban band Cortadito! Cortadito is a traditional Cuban Son group that performs Son Montuno (Cuban Country Music from the early 20th century). Their sound is reminiscent of the Buena Vista Social Club. The quintet setting features Tres and Spanish Guitar, Trumpet, Bass, and percussion. The group covers a wide variety of classics by composers such as Miguel Matamoro, Nico Saquito, Compay Segundo, and more.
Lyft is the official ride sharing service for Friends of NWS and a proud sponsor of ¡Fiesta Cubana! Take your first ride using the promo code NEWWORLDSYMPHONY on Lyft’s app. Lyft will generously donate $10 to NWS and you'll receive $20 in ride credits.
Doors open at 7:00 PM.
*Friends of NWS and MBBG members will have access to the after party's special VIP area with complimentary cocktails courtesy of Bacardi and delicious bites by Thierry Isambert Culinary and Event Design.
The New World Symphony thanks Diario Las Américas, the communications sponsor for this event.
Part 1: SunTrust Pavilion
Art for this event’s gallery walk courtesy of Conde Contemporary.
ILEANA PEREZ VELAZQUEZ Duendes Alados for String Quartet (2001)
(b. 1964) Jojas de Marfil
YALIL GUERRA Aché for Flute and Cello (2009)
(b. 1973) Allegro e Trionfante
De Congo y Carabali for Flute, Clarinet and Bassoon (2009)
GUIDO LÓPEZ-GAVILÁN Un Recuerdo for Violin and Piano (1984)
Chacona Tropical for Solo Violin, Piano and String Quintet (1987)
AMADEO ROLDAN Dos Piezas Infantiles for Piano (1937)
(1900-1939) Cancio de cuna del nino negro
Part 1: Atrium
LEO BROUWER Nuevos Estudios Sencillos for Guitar (2001)
(b. 1939) Omaggio a Debussy
Omaggio a Mangore
Omaggio a Caturla
Omaggio a Prokofiev
Omaggio a Tarrega
Omaggio a Sor
Omaggio a Piazzolla
Omaggio a Villa-Lobos
Omaggio a Szymanowski
Omaggio a Stravinsky
20 Estudios Sencillos for Guitar (1973)
No. 17 Moderato (Para los ornamentos)
No. 14 Allegro (Para ligados y el pulgar)
Paisaje Cubana con Campanas for Guitar (1986)
Mr. Musgrove Stetson
YALIL GUERRA Carnaval for Brass Quintet (2009)
PAQUITO D’RIVERA Wapango for Woodwind Quintet (2001)
YALIL GUERRA La Rumba for Clarinet and String Quartet (2009)
GUIDO LÓPEZ-GAVILÁN Camerata En Guaguancó for Strings (1983)
ERNESTO LECUONA La Comparsa (1912; arr. Michael Linville)
Part II: Performance Hall
Art for this event’s concert courtesy of The Farber Collection.
ALEJANDRO GARCIA Tres Danzas Cubanos (1927)
CATURLA Danza del tambor
(1906-1940) Motivos de danzas
ERNESTO LECUONA Rapsodia Cubana (1955; arr. Thomas Y. Tirino)
Malagueña from Andalucia Suite (1928; arr. Morton Gould)
AURELIO DE LA VEGA Elegia for Strings (1954)
AMADEO ROLDAN Suite from La Rebambaramba (1928)
Final del primer cuadro
Comparsa de la culebra
Josh Cote, a native of rural Illinois, is a first-year Horn Fellow at the New World Symphony. He is consistently exploring music performance and the broader entertainment industry in hopes of forging a brighter future for classical music. An accomplished horn performer, he has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Dallas Symphony under renowned conductors like Gustavo Dudamel, Sir Neville Marriner, Peter Oundjian and Michael Tilson Thomas. Outside of classical music, Mr. Cote learned the ins and outs of how music is produced and placed into movies and television from some of Los Angeles’ best music supervisors at Cutting Edge Group and Warner Music Group. Having explored different aspects of the music and entertainment industry, he has become passionate about the power and necessity of experiential branding in classical music’s path forward.
Mr. Cote’s education has taken him across the globe. He began his music studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas studying with Greg Hustis, and spent a winter in Oslo, Norwary studying with Frøydis Wekre before moving to Los Angeles, where he studied at the Colburn School with Andrew Bain, principal horn of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and guest principal of the Berliner Philharmonic. Mr. Cote has designed logos and image assets for music licensing companies and maintains a side hustle producing graphic content for a wedding invitation firm. Although music is his calling, he loves graphic design, squash and mountain climbing.
Anthony Delivanis is a third-year Horn Fellow at the New World Symphony. He received his bachelor’s degree in horn performance from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, where he studied with James Thatcher. He has also studied with Julie Landsman, Kevin Rivard and Steve Becknell, all of whom hold or have held principal horn positions in the Metropolitan, San Francisco and Los Angeles opera companies.
Mr. Delivanis has performed with renowned conductors including Michael Tilson Thomas, John Williams, James Conlon, Leonard Slatkin, James Gaffigan, Osmo Vänskä, Mark Wigglesworth and Pablo Heras-Casado. In September 2011 he participated in the International Horn Competition of America and received the highest award given in the professional division.
In addition to the New World Symphony, Mr. Delivanis has performed with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Mobile Symphony, Tanglewood Festival Orchestra and the Music Academy of the West Festival Orchestra. In December 2011 he participated in the Los Angeles based Debut Orchestra’s first tour of China, where he played eight concerts in seven cities in 10 days.
In his spare time, he enjoys racing bikes, DJing and writing music.
A second-year Piano Fellow at the New World Symphony, John Wilson was lauded by the Baltimore Sun for his “admirable technical confidence and expressive sensitivity.” Mr. Wilson has performed extensively on the piano, as well as the organ, harpsichord and celesta, in a variety of roles from soloist to ensemble musician to répétiteur. Recent highlights include concerto performances with the New World Symphony, New Amsterdam Symphony and the Concert Artists of Baltimore. He also serves as Principal Keyboardist of the Reading Symphony. He has been staff pianist at the Baltimore Lyric Opera since 2012.
As an orchestral pianist, Mr. Wilson has worked with conductors Michael Tilson Thomas, Leonard Slatkin, Robert Spano, Jacques Lacombe, David Robertson, Stéphane Denève, Nicholas McGegan and many others, and has played with the Baltimore and New Jersey symphonies. He has also performed with the Aspen Festival Orchestra, Aspen Philharmonic and Aspen Chamber Orchestra as a Fellow for three summer seasons. As a chamber musician, he has performed in recital with Joshua Bell, and in ensembles with Daniel Hope and Robert McDuffie.
Mr. Wilson earned his bachelor of music, master of music and graduate performance diploma degrees at the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Benjamin Pasternack and Marian Hahn, and was a recipient of the Presser and Clara Ascherfield awards. He additionally took part in master classes with Murray Perahia and Leon Fleisher. In 2012 Mr. Wilson made his solo performance debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall.
Federico Musgrove Stetson, guitar
Federico Musgrove Stetson, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, started playing guitar at the age of 12. In 2001 he moved to Miami and decided to pursue a career in music. Although he trained as an electric guitarist, he decided to focus on classical guitar. In 2007 he graduated from the University of Miami where he completed his bachelor’s degree in music performance. As a student, he has played in master classes for artists such as Denis Azabagic, Manuel Barrueco, Margarita Escarpa, Máximo Diego Pujol, Berta Rojas and Hopkinson Smith, to name a few.
In 2011 Mr. Musgrove Stetson became the first student to earn a master’s degree in classical guitar performance from Florida International University, where he studied with Rafael Padrón. Although the guitar represents his biggest passion, his interest in music took him in different directions. Besides studying jazz guitar and performing with the Gold Coast Opera, he also holds a diploma in Audio Technology from the SAE Institute, one of the most recognized centers in music production and sound engineering.
Mr. Musgrove Stetson’s most recent performances include solo recitals, appearances with the Miami Guitar Trio, the FIU Symphony Orchestra, the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra and the New World Symphony. He is currently pursuing his doctor of musical arts degree at the University of Miami under a full scholarship, where he is a teaching assistant and a Henry Mancini Fellow.
Mr. Musgrove Stetson is currently the head guitar instructor at Music Instruction Specialists in Miami, faculty member at the Miami Conservatory of Music and founding President and Executive Director of the Florida Guitar Foundation.