'Rumba Sinfonica' a Classical-Pop 'Travelogue'

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Tiempo Libre

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. Henry Fair hide caption

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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.

Correction Jan. 29, 2008

The audio for this story misidentifies the school associated with composer Ricardo Lorenz. He teaches at Michigan State University.



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