Come immerse yourself in the music of Cuba and celebrate the release of Toomai String Quintet's brand-new album, Cuerdas Cubanas! This show features modern string arrangements of legendary songs by Ernesto Lecuona as well as salsa, bolero, and mambo classics. Joined by special guest vocalist Alina Roitstein, Toomai will have you dancing in your seats to these infectious rhythms and passionate melodies. Vamos a gozar!
Toomai String Quintet
The Toomai String Quintet is an ensemble devoted to playing a variety of musical styles from around the world and illuminating them through interactive performances. This award-winning group of string players has been engaging audiences in New York and across the U.S. for over a decade, performing concerts and workshops in collaboration with presenters such as Carnegie Hall, Midori and Friends, 92nd Street Y, and The Juilliard School.
A versatile vocalist, Alina Roitstein is known for her "beautiful voice and equally beautiful presence" (El Nuevo Herald). Her career as an interpreter of jazz and Latin music, opera and art song, and choral music has taken her to venues all over the world, including London's Wigmore Hall, Osaka's Symphony Hall, Seoul Arts Centre Concert Hall, Scotland's Royal Conservatoire, Carnegie Hall's Neighborhood Concert Series, and Los Angeles' REDCAT.
Click here to hear a sneak peek of Cuerdas Cubanas!