Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica inaugurate 58 SMR Cuenca

Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica

Of the 15 al 21 of April, se celebrará la 58Th edition of the Religious Music Week in Cuenca (SMR). In his third year as artistic director, Christopher Soler ha reunido a destacados intérpretes y conjuntos del panorama musical internacional y nacional, as Gidon Kremer, the Kremerata Baltica, Xavier Sabata, Lina Tur Bonet, Manuel Blanco, the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra, he Coro de RTVE, Together conductus, Plural Ensemble, Nacho de Paz, Fahmi Alqhai and the Academy of Pleasure, among others, to perform at various venues throughout the city: Theater - Auditorium, the church of La Merced, the Torner Space, the Chapel of the Holy Spirit Cathedral and the Romanesque church of Arcas.

The composer Arvo Pärt y la orquesta de cámara Kremerata Baltica, founded by violinist Gidon Kremer, reciben los Honorary Awards 58 SMR "to the defense and dissemination of religious music" en las modalidades de individual y agrupación. Arvo Pärt is the highest representative of the sacrum minimalism. Estonian composer's work is crucial to understanding the evolution of religious and spiritual musical creation of the last half century. La Kremerata Baltica, created by Gidon Kremer two decades, It is formed by young virtuosos of the Baltic states. Kremer has been a strong advocate of contemporary religious and spiritual production. The two opening concerts attest this commitment edition.

El Teatro-Auditorio de Cuenca acogerá los seis conciertos de la SMR - Passion Week: Homenaje a Arvo Pärt (works by Pärt and Weinberg), Mystical sounds of s. XX (Shostakovich, Weinberg, Kancheli), by violinist Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica; Missa Solemnis Beethoven, en interpretación de la Orquesta Metropolitana de Lisboa (Pedro Amaral, director), RTVE Choir (Juan Pablo de Juan, director), la soprano Miren Urbieta-Vega, mezzo-soprano Lorena Valero, Fabian Lara and tenor bass-baritone André Henriques; When the body dies, a baroque program in which countertenor Xavier Sabata and the Cappella Cracoviensis, directed by Jorge Jimenez, interpretarán arias de oratorios de Alessandro Scarlatti y Antonio Caldara, así como el conocido Stabat Mater Vivaldi. También acogerá la Passion according to San Marcos, J. S. Bach, with conductus Ensemble, and the direction of Andoni Sierra, Y Meister Eckhart, Tristan Tzara: a spiritual axis con Plural Ensemble y la soprano Estíbaliz Martyn, under the direction of Nacho de Paz. Sonarán obras de Dünser, Radvilovich y el estreno mundial de Meister Eckhart: Mystical Song, Fabian Panisello, commissioned by the festival for 58 SMR.

SMR Antigua estará compuesto por cuatro conciertos, from the Renaissance to the Baroque, en diversos escenarios de la ciudad: el trompetista Manuel Blanco y el organista Pablo Márquez Caraballo presentarán el programa The Trumpet shall sound, with works by J.S. Bach, Haendel, the Buxtehude, en la Capilla del Santo Espíritu de la Catedral de Cuenca; la violinista Lina Tur Bonet ofrecerá un Trek Bach Partitas en el Espacio Torner; el tenor Vivien Simon y Ariel Abramovich (Renaissance lute) proponen From the bottom of my thought, an anthology of psalms and spiritual songs in the Church of Arcas, y la Accademia del Piacere y su director Fahmi Alqhai, mostrarán las influencias francesas en la música de Bach, in the Church of the Merced.

SMR Contemporary ha programado una nueva edición del ‘Concierto 6 + 9’, in which six composers SMR Contemporary Workshop, closely with the UIMP, presentan sus nuevas obras basadas en el motivo del Paschal Victim. They will be performed by the Trio Brouwer, formed by the violinist Jenny Guerra, cellist Elena Solanes, and pianist Carlos Apellániz; SMR nine directors Contemporary Workshop, led by Professors Arturo Tamayo and José Luis Temes, They are put in front of the Harmonie Ensemble, with The master without hammer Pierre Boulez. further, soprano Carole Sidney Louis, Puente and pianist Isabel, ofrecerán un recital de melodies de Olivier Messiaen. Francisco Coll, compositor en residencia de la SMR y premio de composición de los ICMA 2019, It will be the subject of a conference that glossed his career.

With the aim of training as spectators to children and youth, adult audiences tomorrow, the 58 SMR proposes the 'Introduction to Classical Music program: Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven ', especially aimed at students of Elementary and Secondary Education

As every year, programming 58 SMR will be completed with a series of lectures and symposium open to the public, impartidas en su mayoría por profesores de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha. Once again, Religious Music Week in Cuenca has coverage Classical Radio and RTVE, through 'the concerts of the 2'.

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Photograph: Paolo Pellegrin-Magnum Photos

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