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Classical music

Cuban classical and jazz by two Cuban masters

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When Ramón Valle ‘The other face of Cuban jazz’ and Latin American classical and contemporary music specialist Gustavo Corrales Romero join forces, the live experience is like no other. An exciting, all-Cuban, electrifying, joyful interaction featuring their two different repertoires, played on two pianos, spiced up by their own arrangements and compositions and Valle’s signature improvisations, inspired by their classical education, many international influences and Cuban background.
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<strong>New works</strong><br />
For the special ambiance of the Lutherse Kerk we again hope to confirm at least one premiere by Corrales, besides new works from both Valle and Corrales that were recently premiered, a core repertoire from their latest and upcoming CDs and a big wink to beloved works by Cuban classical composers Lecuona and Fari&ntilde;as and the well-known Canadian Leonard Cohen (Hallelujah), among others.
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In mixing in their own sound the two pianists add value to their individual specializations, so you will hear both old and new sounds that nevertheless remain very accessible and exquisite from beginning to end. But the very best part about Valle-Corrales is the infectious chemistry between them. No wonder audiences keep coming back for more.
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Valle and Corrales both received a dual Cuban education (regular and in music) from their 7th year. Being from different parts of the country (Holguin and Guant&aacute;namo) they met in the musical circuit in Havana, then went their separate ways, built respectable international careers, and later reunited in the Netherlands, where they now both live and work.
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Audience reactions:
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&ldquo;It&rsquo;s been a great pleasure to experience this.&rdquo;
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&ldquo;It was wonderful. I am glad I came here this afternoon. I can face the coming week again.&rdquo;
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&ldquo;For me this is an absolute must-see. I&rsquo;ll be there as soon as they perform again.&rdquo;
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The pianists will be commenting on their performance in English.

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