Saturday, October 23, 2010-8 PM


Tiempo Libre Pays Tribute to Beloved Cuban Big Bands and the Music of their Heritage

Three-time Grammy-nominated Tiempo Libre is one the hottest young Latin bands today. Tiempo Libre’s members were all classically trained at La ENA, Cuba’s premiere conservatory during the “Special Period” in Cuba. Today, the group is a hit in the U.S. and abroad, celebrated for its incendiary, joyful performances of timba, an irresistible, dance-inducing mix of high-voltage Latin jazz and the seductive rhythms of son. This concert is dedicated to the era of Cuban big band, with works by Xavier Cugat, Beny More, Perez Prado, and Chano Pozo/Dizzy Gillespie; it will also feature traditional Cuban music (cha-cha-chas, sones and congas) arranged especially for Tiempo Libre and orchestra.  They will perform with the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra and Big Band.

Section A – $50 Section B – $40 Section C – $20

The Festival Miami Advance Ticket Sales Office phone number is (305) 284-4940.  Hours are Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  For a complete listing of concerts and to order tickets online visit or email for additional information.  All performances are held at the Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, located at the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music, 1314 Miller Drive, on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables Campus (unless otherwise noted). For more information on the Frost School of Music, visit

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