Just the first hand movement of Cuban orchestra director Zenaida Romeu was enough to help us reach two conclusions: listening to that female grouping of musicians was worth buying the tickets, and such an elevated performance was what Sancti Spiritus deserved two years ago, when the Camerata Romeu concert was threatened by organizational problems.
The city had since then awaited to amend the offence by offering the female orchestra the best possible scenario, the recently repaired Principal Theatre.
The Camerata public presentation here is part of the tour started by the musicians last September 27th, in Camaguey. The presentations include the participation of music school students from the different territories. The last show of the tour will be held October 20th, in Havana’s Basilica and Convent of San Francisco.
When talking to local journalists, Romeo praised the importance of this kind of undertakings, which help to improve the technical training of the students, while involving the family, the cultural institutions, and the community, as well.