Sarah Willis, José Antonio Mendéz Padrón, Havana Lyceum Orchestra © Monika Rittershaus

Mozart y Mambo

This unique project combines horn concertos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with traditional Cuban music. Inspired by the Mozart statue in the heart of Havana and by the vibrancy of Cuban musical life, horn player Sarah Willis developed, rehearsed and recorded the programme with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra under the direction of José Antonio Mendéz Padrón. The first part of the recording was already released in 2020, and the second part was released at the beginning of September 2022, which will now be flanked by several concerts in Germany.

Horn Concerto No.1 in D major, K. 412
Horn Concerto No.2 in E flat major, K. 417
CUBAN DANCES for solo horn, strings and percussion
YUNIET LOMBIDA Danzón de la Medianoche
WILMA ALBA CAL Guaguancó Sencillo
JORGE ARAGÓN Un Bolero para Sarah
ERNESTO OLIVA ¡Ay Comay! Un Changü. pa´Sari
MARÍA TERESA VERA Veinte Años (arr. by Jorge Aragón)
RICHARD EGÜES El Bodeguero (arr. by Jorge Aragón)
(inspired by the Papageno/Papagena duet from W. A. Mozart’s The Magic Flute)

24 Oktober 2022 – Allerheiligen-Hofkirche München
29 Oktober 2022 – Berliner Philharmonie Kammermusiksal