Mozart meets Mambo at The Concertgebouw

Mozart meets Mambo at The Concertgebouw

Aug 06, 2023
Concertgebouw Main Hall, Concertgebouwplein 10, 1071 LN
From 21 euros

Hear Cuban music full of exciting rhythms at The Concertgebouw! Get your tickets to Mozart y Mambo, a mix of Mozart's most beautiful music for horn and orchestra and original Cuban music!

Classical music and Cuban rhythms at The Concertgebouw

"One of my favourite orchestras in the world" is what horn player Sarah Willis calls the Havana Lyceum Orchestra from Cuba. Together they play the irresistibly swinging and cheerful programme, Mozart y Mambo, a mix of Mozart's most beautiful music for horn and orchestra and original Cuban music full of exciting rhythms.

Whoever thinks of music for horn will probably not immediately think of traditional Cuban music. Yet Sarah Willis, horn player in the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, plays the most attractive Cuban dances on her instrument in Mozart y Mambo, interspersed with Mozart's most beautiful compositions for horn.

Havana Lyceum Orchestra balcony

These musical spheres couldn’t be further apart, but when worlds collide, greatness can be achieved. The arrangements full of exciting rhythms are by contemporary Cuban composers, creating a wonderful mix of different musical styles. 

The Havana Lyceum Orchestra consists of young, talented Cuban classical musicians, supplemented by well-known Cuban musicians from the popular music scene. The CD recording of the first joint project Mozart y Mambo from 2020 was such a success that a follow-up was soon followed with Mozart y Mambo - Cuban Dances. At this concert on August 6, 2023 you can expect to hear the most beautiful pieces from each album.

After the concert, the orchestra will play some more music in the main Entrance Hall of The Concertgebouw. So, join them for an evening of happiness and emotion!

Sarah Willis playing horn in Havana

SummerConcerts in The Concertgebouw

This concert is part of the SummerConcerts in The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. In July and August, you can enjoy beautiful classical concerts, swinging jazz and pop, and legendary film music. Are you feeling the summer vibes already?

All tickets come with a free drink. Not only that, but for 11,50 euros you can sip on a delicious limoncello and lime cocktail during the interval. A few of the concerts in the series even have a Meet & Greet with the artists after the concert, and some of the evenings end with a DJ set. The SummerConcerts are sponsored by VriendenLoterij.

Buy your tickets now

Buy your tickets in advance on The Concertgebouw website and get to experience the vivacious Havana Lyceum Orchestra with Sarah Willis at The Concertgebouw. Plus, drinks are included in the ticket price - book your tickets today!

Sarah Willis horn player