Our Festival

This year’s Edition will take place from 10th to 25th November 2018.

Habana Clásica is legally registered in Italy and is organized by Associazione Culturale Habana Clásica and the Oficina del Historiador de La Habana / UP Patrimonio Cultural / Gabinete de Patrimonio Musical Esteban Salas.

Our Festival brings together world renowned soloists and ensembles and, by presenting concerts, masterclasses and spontaneous classical music events in the Plazas of Old Havana, the festival fulfils its goal to promote classical music and to introduce a wide international audience to the Cuban cultural heritage.

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Our Mission

The mission of Habana Clásica, therefore, is to fulfill the following objectives:

  • To offer music students of the conservatories of Havana free masterclasses in solo repertoire, chamber repertoire, and orchestral repertoire (viola, cello, double bass, piano) – including student conductors.

  • To perform in ’pop-up’ interactive concerts in the plazas of Havana, such as Plaza Vieja, Alameda de Paula, and Plaza de la Catedral. These are short concerts to expose the public around Habana Vieja to a very high level of music-making.

  • To offer first-class chamber music and orchestra concerts in the most beautiful concert halls of Havana.

  • To offer dedicated concerts to disadvantaged people who otherwise would be unable to attend our activities. During our First Edition (2017), our artists performed in a concert for the Elderly Assistance Center of the Convento de Belén. For this year, we plan to offer a concert for the children of the Oncological Hospital of Havana.

  • To find the necessary funds to donate musical instruments to the students of Havana.

Our Festival is not only about «traditional» concerts. By promoting all these activities, we plan to offer our participants and our audience an experience that enables them to be fully immersed in the world of classical music and at the same time to dive into the vibrant culture of Cuba.

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Why We Need Your Help

All our artists have accepted to donate their performances and masterclasses without asking for anything in return, which is amazing! All we need is the money to fly them to Cuba.

That is why we need all the support we can get to make this 2nd Edition happen!

We would be so happy if you could contribute in any way that you can.

Se you all in Havana from 10th to 25th November!