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Mon October 29, 2012

Cuban Orchestra to Perform in Alabama During Tour

The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba will perform in Alabama this week.

The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba will perform at the Opelika Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday.
The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba will perform at the Opelika Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday.
Credit musicworcester.org

The Cuban group will play at the 1,100-seat Opelika Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday during its first tour of the United States and Canada.


The 75-member orchestra has been traveling the United States by bus since Oct. 16. It's playing in other cities including Chicago, New York and Kansas City, Mo.


The Opelika-Auburn News (http://bit.ly/Yb7hLB ) reports that the performance will feature an array of classical Cuban and American pieces, including American composer George Gershwin's "Cuban Overture" and a special performance of his "Rhapsody in Blue" featuring piano soloist Nachito Herrera, who lives in Minnesota.



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