Music for Cuba Exchange

Twelve Georgetown University Orchestra students and two faculty members participated in the first part of this exchange March 5-12, 2017 in Cuba, including daily rehearsals, sectionals and workshops with the Lyceum Mozartiano de La Habana teachers. The Lyceum musicians’ traveled to Georgetown University from April 16-24 as the second part of the exchange, featuring a culminating free joint concert on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8 p.m. in GU’s Gaston Hall in Washington, D.C.

The musical program included Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 guest conducted by José Antonio Méndez Padrón, music director of Lyceum Mozartiano; and Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms conducted by Prof. Angel Gil-Ordóñez with the participation of GU’s Concert Choir (Prof. Frederick Binkholder, music director). 

The program was led by Prof. Gil-Ordóñez and supported by the Office of Global Services

Read more about the 2017 exchange on Georgetown Patch and in the Georgetown Voice.

In February 2020, the Lyceum musicians returned to Georgetown University for another residency program, during which they visited classes and performed a concert. The Feb. 21 Friday Music Series concert, performed alongside GU Orchestra students, featured music by Cuban composers.