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'Rumba Sinfonica' a Classical-Pop 'Travelogue'

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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

by Gail Wein

A musical piece combining a classical orchestra and a Cuban pop band had its world premiere with the Minnesota Orchestra this November. Ricardo Lorenz, a Venezuelan-born classically trained composer, teamed with Jorge Gomez of the group Tiempo Libre to write a piece they describe as a sound travelogue. "Rumba Sinfonica" will be performed again in Detroit and at the Ravinia Festival.


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