Ben Caplan, vocals
Silvio Pupo, piano
Suzanne Lemieux, host
Symphony Nova Scotia musicians
Mark Lee, leader/violin; Émilie Paré and Charna Matsushige, violin; Max Kasper, bass; Patricia Creighton, flute; Eileen Walsh, clarinet/bass clarinet; Richard Simoneau and Curtis Dietz, trumpet; Eric Mathis, trombone; Michael Baker and Tom Roach, percussion
On the program
Ernesto Duarte Brito: ¿Cómo Fue?
Isolina Carrillo: Dos Gardenias
Wello Rivas: Cenizas
Agustín Lara: Escarcha
Osvaldo Farrés: Toda Una Vida
Halifax’s favourite bombastic, big-bearded bard returns to Symphony Nova Scotia! This time, the one and only Ben Caplan teams up with local classical/jazz pianist Silvio Pupo to belt out the beautiful boleros of Cuba. Seamlessly combining Caribbean rhythms and classical influences with Ben’s brilliant vocals (and fluency in Spanish!), this one-of-a-kind mash-up is sure to be another splendid musical adventure with one of Canada’s most charismatic and compelling performers.
Plus, Ben sits down with host Suzanne Lemieux to answer your previously submitted questions!
This performance will be sung in Spanish, with English commentary and subtitles. Click here to view, save, and print the text and translations for this concert ahead of time!