Venezuelan, Cuban OrchestrasTogether for First Time

Havana, Nov 24. -The Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela (OSV) and Cuba´s Philharmonic Orchestra will join for the first time over this weekend and give two concerts to celebrate the 80th and 50th anniversaries of their foundation, respectively."We came here to make a joint dream come true," said president of the OSV directive board, Alejandro Montes de Oca, who recalled that it was a pending debt since 2010.

"It will be a Latin American fraternity meeting, and we hope to offer two unforgettable performances," added Montes de Oca.

More than 150 musicians will perform at Lazaro Peña Theatre in Havana City next Friday and Sunday, conducted by Ukrainian maestro Theodore Kuchar, who is the OSV director, and Cuban Enrique Perez Mesa.

The Venezuelan Symphony Orchestra, on its third trip to Cuba, will open the first of its concerts with a tribute to renowned Russian maestros Piotr Ilich Chaikovsky, and Serguei Prokofiev.

The second concert will be dedicated to Latin American music and will have two special guests, singers Cecilia Todd and Argelia Fragoso. (Prensa Latina)