Visiting U.S. director to lead concert band

Cynthia Johnston Turner, director of Cornell University’s Wind Ensemble, will be the guest conductor for two concerts by the Banda de Conciertos de San José. One is Friday in the Catedral Metropolitana at 6 p.m. and Saturday in the Iglesia de Barrio México at 7:30 p.m.

Professor Johnston Turner is a frequent visitor to Costa Rica and often brings the university musicians here.

The weekend events are sponsored by the Ministerio de Cultura y Juventud and the Sistema Nacional de Educación Musical.

Among the works on the program at “The thunderer, the John Philip Sousa march, and “Las Campanas” by Steven Michael Gryc.

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