Tuba will take lead role when orchestra meets

Francisco Yáñez

The tuba will have the leading role when the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional presents its third concert of the season Friday night and Sunday morning.

Francisco Yáñez, a Spanish tuba expert, will demonstrate the abilities of that instrument in a staring role. The visit comes with the help of the Embassy of Spain.

The invited conductor is Daniel Nazareth, who plans to present the work of Czech composer Bedřich Smetana, best known for his opera “The Bartered Bride.” The piece to be presented in the double weekend concert is “The Moldova,” a tribute to the longest river in what is now the Czech Republic. Also planned in John William’s 1985 “Concert for Tuba and Orchestra” and Antonín Dvořák’s “”Symphony No. 8.”

Both performances are in Teatro Nacional. Admission ranges from 3,000 colons, about $6, to 15,000 colons, about $30.

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