Via Havana Videos

Beethoven's Cuban Concertino

Joachim Horsley celebrates Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a re-imagined version of the 5th piano concerto, mv. 2 (The "Emperor" Concerto), in a Cuban style. Performed with the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra and other special guests. Recorded at Capital Studios in Hollywood, CA, Dec 8th, 2019. Part of Joachim’s "Via Havana" Project, fusing Classical Music and Afro-Caribbean Rhythms.

Amadeus Guanguanco

This is Mozart's 40th Symphony (Mv. 1) as a Cuban Rumba! All parts arranged and performed by Joachim Horsley. Directed by Lisa Perry. Camera and Color Correction by Landon Donoho. Edit by Joachim Horsley.

Vodou Moldau

Bedřich Smetana's “Die Moldau” (“Má Vlast” - Vltava) re-imagined with Haitian rhythms. Performed by Joachim Horsley and Jeff Pierre, from the album VIA HAVANA.

Scheherazade in Cape Verde

This is Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade" in a Cape Verde Style. Filmed at the Steinway & Sons Factory New York with Joachim Horsley on piano and special guest Charlie Siem on violin.

Rumba Prelude

Bach's C Major prelude from the Well-Tempered Klavier, book I (BWV 846) in a Cuban Rumba Style with a touch of New Orleans.

Dmitri's San Millán

Shostakovich's 10th Symphony, Mv. 2, in an Afro-Venezuelan style called "San Millán. Performed on Piano, Muted Piano Bass, Custom Afro-Venezuelan Percussion and Piano Percussion.

Mahler's Resurrection Rumba

This is Mahler’s 2nd, the “Resurrection Symphony,” re-imagined in a new arrangement based on three Cuban Rumba styles - Guanguanco, Yambú, and Columbia - for Piano, Piano Percussion, Organ, and a Choir of Ghosts.

Rumba Prelude

Rumba Prelude (Bach C Maj Prelude from the Well-Tempered Klavier) in a Rumba style, with looped piano percussion and the talking bench (a variable pitch - talking - drum mounted on the piano bench).