Havana, Oct 23. -The 4th Mozart Havana Festival, to be held from October 25th to 28th, will celebrate the centenary of the famous Cuban composer Alfredo Diez Nieto with the world premiere of his String Quartet No. 2.
Still active, Diez Nieto is considered the dean of concert music authors on the island with several written symphonies and scores for other orchestral formats, work for which he was awarded the National Music Prize in 2004, recalled at a press conference the pianist Ulises Hernandez, general director of the event.
The piece of the centenarian Cuban musician will be heard on the morning of Sunday 28th at the Ignacio Cervantes Hall in this capital, and will be performed by the Havana String Quartet, a group composed of young Cuban instrumentalists.
Four days of music in several styles, formats and composers are announced by the festival, which for this occasion will focus more on chamber music than in concerts of large orchestral formations.
For the opening, the festival proposes an eclectic show with important parts of human creative genius: works by Terry Riley, Louis Andriessen, Amadeo Roldan, and Igor Stravinsky.
The main venues of the festival will be the Oratorio San Felipe Neri, Martí Theater, Minor Basilica of San Francisco de Asís, and the Cervantes Hall, all located in Old Havana. (Taken from Prensa Latina)