Classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein (center) traveled to Cuba in 2015 to perform at a piano festival in Havana. During her visit, she performed with a group of young musicians in the Havana Lyceum Orchestra and returned to record an album with them.

Classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein (center) traveled to Cuba in 2015 to perform at a piano festival in Havana. During her visit, she performed with a group of young musicians in the Havana Lyceum Orchestra and returned to record an album with them.

Concert pianist Simone Dinnerstein has shared her love of classical music with children across America.

Now she’s working with a youth orchestra in Havana, after a highly unusual recording session.

What’s it like to play Mozart, after midnight? And could American-Cuban cultural exchanges like this continue
if the Trump Administration reinstates travel restrictions between America and Cuba? We’ll discuss.

Guests

  • Simone Dinnerstein Concert pianist
  • Tom Gjelten Correspondent, NPR; author, "Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba: The Biography of a Cause" and "A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story."

Related Links

Topics + Tags

Most Recent Shows

The 1619 Project

Thursday, Aug 22 2019It has been 400 years since over 20 enslaved African people landed in Virginia.