Classical on Cuba: ‘where classical music meets Cuba Street culture’ announces its triumphant return to Wellington this Winter with a festival featuring over 100 concerts across 20 venues during the weekend of August 7 – 8, 2021.
Asking audiences to reimagine the ‘classical music’ experience, patrons will be able to explore and enjoy a range of exciting classical and contemporary repertoire across the Cuba precinct in a unique, accessible and informal environment suited for all ages. With 24 ensembles playing across 20 different venues, the festival encourages fans to curate their own classical music crawl and immerse themselves in the music and hospitality of Cuba Street. From a harp and trombone duo in the cocktail bar Hanging Ditch to a cello quintet in San Fran, Classical on Cuba brings classical music to contemporary spaces for all to delight in.
Presented by Creative Capital Arts Trust in association with Orchestra Wellington with support from Wellington City Council and Creative New Zealand.