Angel Velez and Adrienne Arsht Center will present FOR LOVE OR COUNTRY: THE Arturo Sandoval STORY on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 8 p.m. at Knight Concert Hall.
Legendary Cuban trumpeter, composer and 10-time Grammy winner and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Arturo Sandoval performs music from his autobiographical HBO film FOR LOVE OR COUNTRY: THE Arturo Sandoval STORY live with the ORCHESTRA OF THE FROST MUSIC SCHOOL’S Henry Mancini INSTITUTE and special guests as the entire digitally remastered film plays on the big screen. The special one-night-only performance will be under the direction of renowned musical director and concert producer ANGEL VELEZ.
The film, courtesy of HBO, stars Grammy Award winner and Oscar nominee Andy Garcia, three-time Grammy winner Mia Maestro Gloria Estefan and Emmy Award winner and nominee Charles S. Dutton. at the Tony Awards, and is based on the incredible true story of a man’s ultimate dream, freedom.
Digitally remastered for the big screen, For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story is a classic tale of love set amid the struggles of a man seeking freedom during the height of the Castro regime, but who comes as a universal symbol of hope and solidarity for the inalienable rights of freedom for all. Twenty-two years after the film’s release, its story speaks to a new generation, Cuban and non-Cuban, bringing hope and unity in the fight against injustice and surrounded by the joy of making music through one of the greatest musicians in the world.