The Bulgarian-American violinist Bella Hristova will be the soloist when the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional performs tonight and Sunday morning at the Teatro Nacional.
The woman will perform the popular Violin Concerto Op. 64 by Félix Mendelssohn. The orchestra performances lead a list of other cultural events for the weekend.
The program Enamorate de tu Ciudad takes place again Saturday and Sunday in the central parks of San Marcos de Tarrazú, Santa María de Dota, San Pablo de León Cortés and Paraíso de Cartago.
There are games, dancing, exhibitions and items for sale.
Expats who can follow a dialogue in Spanish might be interested in others who are sick of their cell telephone. The work “Barco, Papel, Pirata” is being presented by the Compañía Escénica Juan Cuentacuentos in the Teatro 1887.
The show is Saturday and Sunday and on future Saturdays and Sundays until July 17. Shows Saturday are at 4 p.m. Sundays performances are at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The story line involves adults sick of cell telephones controlling their lives who embark on a magical adventure that includes pirates.
The Teatro 1887 is in the Centro Nacional de la Cultura downtown east of Parque España on Avenida 7.
The combined Bandas de Conciertos de San José and of Alajuela will present concerts tonight at 7 p.m. in the Catedral de Alajuela and Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Museo Nacional. The combined bands number 70.
The program includes works by Venezuelan and Belgium composers, said the Ministerio de Cultura y Juventud.
The Banda de Conciertos de Limón also plans a concert tonight in the Casa de la Cultura in that community at 7 p.m.
The orchestra performance tonight and Sunday again is in the Teatro Nacional.
Ms. Hristova is using a violin built in the workshop of Nicolò Amati in 1665. Amati is believed to have been the master who invited Antonio Stradivari into his shop to learn the trade. The Indiana University grad is married to U.S. composer David Ludwig. This is her first performance in Costa Rica.
The director is Carl St. Clair.