The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba is one of the most important and oldest musical institutions of the country.

It has a double function, governing the National Philharmonic of Cuba and to educate and train young musicians in the country in practice. And not only musicians but all the people in general are formed and educated by their master concerts. The best music coming from all over the world can be found in their current place of presentations, the Covarrubias Hall of the National Theater.

Its directors have been to the same students and teachers of several generations of composers, arrangers and performers of international stature time. The official site of the National Symphony is in the Amadeo Roldán Theater in Havana’s Vedado. From this place the best and most select of the musical work of the Island feat.

History of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba

The National Symphony Orchestra was one of the first creations of the Cuban Revolution. It was officially founded on October 7, 1959, under the direction of teachers Enrique Gonzalez and Manuel Duchesne Cuzán.

Throughout these years the Cuban public and abroad has enjoyed the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, both in Cuba and presentations for their tours of different countries from all continents. The presentations have led the world diverse repertoires in large format, but also chamber music, ballets and soundtracks for film, among others.

Throughout these years the Cuban public and abroad has enjoyed the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, both in Cuba and presentations for their tours of different countries from all continents. The presentations have led the world diverse repertoires in large format, but also chamber music, ballets and soundtracks for film, among others.

Thus, the orchestra meets one of its fundamental objectives, which is the diffusion of Cuban, Latin American and European compositions to its audience. He has over 90 permanent musicians in its workforce, instruments of all households (string, percussion, wind, wood) interpreters, although this number varies depending on the work to represent.

The National Symphony as an educational institution

Collaterally, it cretes young musical talents in the field not only as musicians but also as directors and music teachers. Infinite would be the list of names of great musicians, both Cubans and foreigners, who have gone through the orchestra.

Some of them are Frank Fernandez, Eric Grossman, Jorge Luis Prats, Jose Maria Vitier, Roger Woodward, Zuill Bailey and Costa Cotsiolis, without discrediting many others. Along with the formation of soloists, orchestras directors is of vital importance for the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

The responsibility of the conductor is very high, so their preparation is not only aimed at maintaining the rhythm of the composition, but also guarantees a general interpretation of the piece while providing a personal touch.

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