This weekend at the Hollywood Bowl: A Night in Old Havana – Mambo Style!


An electrifying evening of Cuban sights and sounds awaits you when Thomas Wilkins and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra take a musical tour of old Havana, mambo style! From a romantic promenade down the Malecón to the pulsing rhythms at the legendary Hotel Nacional, you’ll hear such classics as Gershwin’s Cuban Overture, Lecuona’s Malaguena, and then…mambo with Cachao’s all-star musicians, who carry on the legacy of the Grammy-winning bassist and composer, the legendary “father of the mambo.” The evening hits fever pitch when the musicians are joined by spectacular dancers for a tropical evening you won’t soon forget!


Thomas Wilkins, conductor

Paquito D’Rivera, special guest
Federico Brito, violin
Ramses Colón, bass
Anthony Columbie, singer
Luis Conte, percussion
Adalberto Lara, trumpet
Mark Gregory, trombone
Danilo Lozano, flute
Rafael Palau, saxophone
Daniel Palacio, singer
Alfredo Valdés Jr., piano
Oreste Vilato, timbales

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2008, at 8:30 PM
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 2008 at 8:30 PM
HOLLYWOOD BOWL, 2301 N. Highland Ave. in Hollywood

Tickets are on sale now at the Hollywood Bowl Box Office (Tuesday–Sunday, noon–6 p.m.), by phone 323.850.2000 or by calling Ticketmaster at 213.480.3232, and at all Ticketmaster outlets.

See you at the Bowl! For more information on the illustrious performers click here.

photos courtesy Los Angeles Philharmonic & Hollywood Bowl Publicity Department

3 thoughts on “This weekend at the Hollywood Bowl: A Night in Old Havana – Mambo Style!”

  1. Luis Conte just had a free performance at the Hollywood and Highland. My brother told me the performance was great. Hollywood & Highland usually have free jazz concerts throughout the summer.

    Too bad I can’t be at the Hollywood Bowl for this performance.

  2. We plan to be there after enjoying a sumptuous plate of ropa vieja, arroz con frijoles negros and a side of tostones.

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