The sparkling rhythms and rich melodic tapestry in the music of Ernesto Lecuona (1895-1963) flow from deep within Cuba's cultural heritage. On Tuesday, October 10 the Symphony of the Americas opened its 30th anniversary season at the Broward Center's Amaturo Theater with a Hispanic and Italian Heritage Tribute featuring pianist Thomas Tirino playing Lecuona. A brilliant virtuoso who has performed across the globe, Tirino is an authority on the Cuban composer's works. He has researched and edited numerous Lecuona scores, performed the music in countless concerts internationally and made Grammy winning recordings of Lecuona's complete piano scores. It is difficult to imagine anyone playing this music as well as Tirino. His combination of technical mastery and idiomatic flair consistently produces memorable performances.