Free and open to the public, reserved seats are available with International Music Festival membership.
One of the most important figures to emerge from Afro-Cuban jazz in the 1990s, Gonzalo Rubalcaba is an extraordinarily versatile pianist able to blend disparate strands of Cuban and American jazz tradition into a fresh, modern whole.
The International Music Festival is an annual multi-week and multi-venue project featuring world-class artists in performances designed to unite audiences, one concert at a time by highlighting cultural diversity.
The 2017 Festival runs February 12th through the 26th and offers 8 concerts featuring artists from Indonesia, Cuba, Argentina, Spain, Armenia, and Canada. All festival concerts are presented free to the public. Five performances for larger audiences will spotlight highly acclaimed musicians, including Jones Family Gospel Choir & Soul Fruit Singers, jazz pianio prodigy Joey Alexander and a Tango night with JP Jofre’s Hard Tango Band.
A new edition to the main Festival line-up, “Off the Grid” adds three evenings in smaller venues showcasing multimedia, cutting edge artists, including Grammy winning accordionist Victor Prieto, Syrian/Armenian visual artist Kevork Mourad presenting the multimedia play “Lost Spring,” and Canadian cellist Zoe Keating, who uses a foot-controlled laptop to create elaborate, layered compositions onstage.