The Grammy-nominated group Tiempo Libre performed the premiere of "Rumba Sinfonica" with the Minnesota Orchestra in November. Jorge Gomez is third from the left.
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.