Many of the tunes are from the Grammy-nominated group’s 2009 release Bach in Havana. It’s an infectious collection of songs based on Bach’s fugues, sonatas and other works, each with a modern Afro-Cuban twist. Bach’s Fugue in C Minor becomes “Tu Conga Bach,” for example; his Prelude in C Minor becomes “Clave in C Minor.”
“The world of classical music is, well, very serious. And the world of Cuban music has always been about dancing, enjoyment. It’s going to be a Cuban party, with classical, baroque and Afro-Cuban music all together.”
Tiempo Libre performs with the Houston Symphony at 8 p.m. on May 24 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive. For information, call 800‑745‑3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. Free to $15.
The group performs with the Houston Symphony at 8 p.m. May 25 and 26, 7:30 p.m. May 27 at Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana. For information, call 713-224-7575 or visit www.houstonsymphony.org. $69 to $124.
Thu., May 24, 2012