Tiempo Libre with the Austin Symphony Orchestra
This Friday night, the Austin Symphony Orchestra opens its pops concert season with a visit from Miami-based Latin music band Tiempo Libre. The Grammy-nomimated musicians of Tiempo Libre grew up in Cuba, where they learned about classical music by day and listened to traditional Cuban music by night. That mix of influences eventually led to the album Bach in Havana, which pairs the music of Johann Sebastian Bach with eleven different Latin rhythms.
Once Tiempo Libre came to the attention of conductor Peter Bay, it was only a matte of time before he brought them to town to perform with the Austin Symphony Orchestra. That concert will happen this Friday night at the Long Center. Recently, Horizontes host Michael Crockett talked with Bay and Tiempo Libre bandleader Jorge Gomez about Bach in Havana and the upcoming concert at the Long Center. Some of that interview made its way into this Arts Eclectic feature, and more can be heard on this week’s Horizontes, which airs at 1:00 on Friday afternoon.
Friday, October 21, at 8:00 pm
Dell Hall at the Long Center