Following a recent trip to Cuba, Lopez passionately brings the wealth of Cuban music to his American audiences with “A Night in Havana!”, an evening of sexy and entertaining keyboard music inspired by the city considered to be the Vegas before there was a 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 Malagueña by the great Ernesto Lecuona, known as “…the Gershwin of Havana”.
George Lopez, the Beckwith Artist-in-Residence at Bowdoin College, has been a dynamic performer and educator for over 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 an Artist in Residence at Bowdoin College in Maine where he performs regularly to capacity crowds and conducts the Bowdoin Symphony Orchestra.