2017 Summer Tour, Mexico and Cuba – June 18 – 29

Stanford Symphony Orchestra’s Summer 2017 Tour to Cuba and Mexico: June 18 – 29

The tour will include 4-5 formal concerts in unique venues, cultural and musical exchanges, and sight-seeing activities, offering students the opportunity to interact with two vibrant Latin American cultures. In Cuba, we will spend five days in Havana, experiencing a uniquely preserved world at a historical moment of developing international relations. Our destinations in Mexico include Mexico City (the country’s cultural center) and Guanajuato (an UNESCO World Heritage Site, set dramatically in the hills)

Music that Dances
Stanford Symphony Orchestra
Anna Wittstruck, conductor

Tour repertoire:

IGOR STRAVINSKY   The Firebird Suite (1919 version)
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH   Festive Overture in A Major, Op. 96
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN   Symphony No. 7 in A Major
MARK APPLEBAUM   Xenophobe: In Memory of Democracy
GIANCARLO AQUILANTI   Symphony No. 4, Dance Suite

TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017 · 8:30 PM · Guanajuato, Mexico
Tour Concert I
Templo de la Compañía de Jesús (Oratorio de San Felipe Neri)

Performance alongside with students from the University of Guanajuato



WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017 · 8:00 PM · Mexico City, Mexico
Tour Concert II
Palacio de Bellas Artes




THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017 · 1:00 PM · Mexico City, Mexico
Tour Concert III
Senado de la República

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017 · 8:00 PM · Havana, Cuba
Tour Concert IV
Teatro Nacional de la Habana

Performance alongside with the Chamber Orchestra of Havana and Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba