Alex Cuba performs with Okanagan Symphony Orchestra in April – Kelowna Information

Cuba takes Symphony stage

Photo: EDUARDO RAWDRIGUEZ

Alex Cuba

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming concert is bringing Cuban/Canadian, singer and songwriter to the stage next month.

Alex Cuba and the OSO will be performing at the Kelowna Community Theatre on April 1 and April 2 at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre.

Alex Cuba, raised near Havana, has lived in Smithers, B.C. for almost 20 years.

His music incorporates his roots and is a unique amalgam of styles, as result of collaborations with a range of artists including Jazon Mraz, Ron Sexsmith and Nelly Furtado.

“Listening to Alex Cuba is like hearing warm sunshine after a cold winter. It is rare to find a performer who can demonstrate unbridled wizardry on the guitar while simultaneously delivering such velvety vocals. I simply cannot wait to perform with him,” said OSO Music Director Rosemary Thomson.

Cuba has a collection of Juno Awards, Latin Grammys, Grammy nominations and other recognitions.

Alex Cuba carries his Cuba within, incorporating subtle jazz influences gained from his early years as a bass player in Cuba, and tasteful, sophisticated chords and lyrics expressing his poetry in an undeniably Cuban way. His growing body of work defines a unique musical place in the Latin diaspora.

His upcoming collaboration with a full symphony orchestra will provide music-lovers a performance in a class of its own.

The OSO thanks their Concert Sponsor, the UBCO Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies and their Season Sponsor, Peak Cellars for their support.

Tickets and livestream access for the performance on April 1 are available through the OSO website.

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