⦁ ton Koopman and whole Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir, awarded the SMR honorary awards 2018 "To the defense and dissemination of religious music", in the modalities of individual and group.
⦁ Cruz Novillo, author Poster 57th edition of the Religious Music Week in Cuenca. The artist and designer has developed a project based on the work “Diafragma dodecafónico 8.916.100.448.256, opus 14” artist Cruz Novillo. It is a work "cronocromofónica", in the words of its author, released in ARCO'10 and lasting 3.392.732 years, formed by all possible combinations of 12 musical notes and 12 colored fragments 12 seconds. A) Yes, each event 57 SMR will have its own poster, which corresponds to the moment he is the “Opus 14” in every moment.
⦁ The SMR is 57º second edition by its new artistic director, the conductor Cristóbal Soler. His ultimate goal: sustainable programming model, to maintain a balance between tradition of more than half a century and the new contributions. The most prominent: the creation of the SMR Academy, that make up the Choir, Orchestra and soloists of the Religious Music Week, Embassy permanent cultural festival, conquense beyond its headquarters and the Easter period.
Through ⦁ SMR-Transversal, both groups, orchestral and choral, They made successive concert tours throughout the year by the Community of Castilla-La Mancha and other communities of Spain. Coming soon, They will perform an unprecedented program of sacred polyphony of the Cathedral of Cuenca, and the Requiem , K.626 the W. A. Mozart.
The main programming ⦁, named Passion Week, It consists of five major oratorios, led by the presence of the triple crown J. S. Bach:
– The St. Matthew Passion, in charge of Les Musiciens du Louvre, under the direction of Marc Minkowski.
– The St. John Passion, with ton Koopman the command of Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir.
– The Mass in B minor, in charge of Together conductus, led by Andoni Sierra.
– He Requiem K 626, the W. A. Mozart, in charge of Orchestra and Choir Festival, under the direction of the holder Christopher Soler. Among the vocal soloists, It highlights the presence of tenor Ramón Vargas, of long and distinguished international career in the most important theaters in the world, also impart a masterclasses.
– Magnificat, Juan José Colomer, commissioned work SMR, together with Misa nº 2 the Anton Bruckner. The interpreters will be your Choir, soloists of the Symphony Orchestra of RTVE and Spanish Brass, under the direction of Javier Corcuera.
⦁ Classical Radio – National Radio of Spain (RNE) will broadcast all the concerts that make up the Passion Week. The 2 TVE will broadcast the concert in which the custom work of this edition will be released.
The SMR Academy ⦁ host four cycles: the SMR-Antigua, which it presents significant recoveries of sacred heritage of the Cathedral of Cuenca, how is he world premiere in modern times of Mass policoral (Mass 8 without a name) the choirmaster Alonso Xuárez de la Fuente, by the Choir of the Academy SMR, under the direction of its owner Carlos Lozano. At the same time, the Schola Antiqua, directed by Juan Carlos Asensio, will present the Vespers at the Cathedral of Cuenca, The Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lady.
The ⦁ SMR-Contemporary He has developed through its Cabinet Composition, lead by Francisco Coll, composer in residence at the Festival, and one of the most prolific young artists and brilliant international career, the compositional work of six young artists who selected, on the occasion of Day of wrath of the Requiem Mass, will present their works in scoop, in constant dialogue with six young values of orchestral conducting.
⦁ José Luis Temes will be invited to present the “LIGHT project: Spanish symphonism illuminated”, with the screening of two films: Obsequies for Fernando Zobel, with music José Luis Turina, Y Nursery rhymes, with music Maria Rodrigo. Music and image in permanent dialogue, of deep spiritual content. Finally, most experimental come from the hand of Cruz Novillo, prestigious graphic designer, which closes this cycle by presenting concert Cronocromofónico, a synesthete exercise of sound and color.
⦁ The SMR-Social will continue to develop its work in order to meet the target set in the previous edition: bring music to the layers of society most in need of the therapeutic power of music, through roadshows in hospitals. Projects like "Hamelin's futist" Y "Family Opera", which it presents a production of the opera The Little Sweep, Benjamin Britten, under the musical direction of its resident director, Alberto Cubero-Moreno, They have as main spectators to children and young people, adult audiences tomorrow.
⦁ The programming of the 57th edition, also contemplate in the cycle SMR-Cercana, a series of conferences, musical essays and masterclasses open to the public, will bring together soloists, directors and groups of national and international prestige, which will help to maintain excellence and recognition of this festival, declared of International Tourist Interest. This is evidenced by the recent recognition by the Observatory of Contemporary Culture Foundation, that has distinguished the Religious Music Week BASIN highlight the cultural event and "logo Cultural Community of Castilla- La Mancha”