The third Container of musical instruments and some other items arrived in Matanzas in early November 2018.. Over the next few weeks the contents will be unpacked sorted and distributed to various organizations and individuals in Matanzas. The jewell in the crown is the Estonia Concert Grand piano donated by Ralph Corliss, which is destined for the newly renovated Teatro Sauto which will be a fitting venue for high quality musical performances in the city of Matanzas
The first two container projects in 2013 and 2015 were both a resounding success..
Watch the movie
A movie of the visit to Matanzas and the concert (approx 19 minutes) demonstrating the results of the 2013 container project can be viewed at http://youtu.be/rQ2M6Ebu_As
Piano tuning and repair
Ralph Corliss and Kathy Normandau spent a week in Matanzas repairing and tuning pianos and training Cubans to continue this task. See them in action at https://youtu.be/fA3B_nnysrc
A concert to celebrate the arrival of the second container of musical instruments was held in Matanzas during the first week of February 2016. A group from Toronto attended the event under the guidance of Chris Levan