ArtsFarmington will present ‘A Night in Havana’ Oct. 24

FARMINGTON — ArtsFarmington will present “A Night in Havana!” by pianist George Lopez, who is passionate about Cuban composers and their works, Thursday, Oct. 24.
Following a recent trip to Cuba, Lopez brings the wealth of Cuban music to his American audiences with this show, described as an evening of sexy and entertaining keyboard music inspired by the city considered to be Vegas before there was Vegas.
With its lively and offbeat rhythms and sweet melodies, Lopez will perform works by the greatest Cuban art composers from past to present. Ending the evening will be the popular “Malagueña” by Ernesto Lecuona, known as “…the Gershwin of Havana.”
George Lopez, the Beckwith artist-in-residence at Bowdoin College, has been a performer and educator for more than 25 years. He is known on several continents for his performance of the standard repertoire as well as being a champion of newly-written works. He recently premiered a piano concerto composed for him here in Maine and is comfortable in styles of music ranging from jazz and ragtime to more contemporary improvisation. Lopez is artist-in-residence at Bowdoin College, where he performs regularly to capacity crowds and conducts the Bowdoin Symphony Orchestra.
The program will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Nordica Auditorium, Merrill Hall, University of Maine in Farmington.
For more information, contact Burt Knapp at