08 Oct 2021

Toowoomba Municipal Band bring A Night in Havana for Toowoomba Hospice

Toowoomba Municipal Band will transport audience members to the streets of Cuba for a concert of contrasts and colour in support of the Toowoomba Hospice next weekend. 

This concert comes shortly after World Hospice and Palliative Care Day on Saturday October 9, a day dedicated to celebrating the vitality of this care throughout the world.

A Night in Havana, to be performed at the Empire Theatre on October 16 will set the audience alive with rhythm with everything from duelling Mariachi trumpets to the intimate and joyful world of the Rodrigo Guitar Concerto.

Guest artist Anthony Garcia, who is generously donating his performance in support of the hospice, will delight with his sensual guitar playing.

Toowoomba Municipal Band President, Caroline Ryan said the 30 members of the band have been loving the challenging music and exploring the colours and sounds of this highly energetic style of music.

“The music is accessible and infectious for everyone, guaranteed to make the audience whistle and hum along with and after the concert,” she said.

“It will be a joyous occasion like you have never heard the band play before.”

Toowoomba Hospice General Manager, Mark Munro said community support was very important to Toowoomba Hospice

“Support like this event at the Empire Theatre by Toowoomba Municipal Band is so valuable as it shows respect for what it is we do,” Mr Munro said.

“We have provided care to over 1600 clients since opening on July 1, 2003. It’s our mission to continue to provide care in partnership with the community for those with a terminal illness.

“Every cent raised will enable us to provide free Palliative and Respite Care based on mutual respect, trust and individual needs.”

For more information or to book tickets, contact the Empire Theatre on 1300 655 299 or visit https://www.empiretheatre.com.au/event/979/a-night-in-havana-toowoomba-municipal-band