It has been presented in the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando de Madrid the 56 edition of the Religious Music Week in Cuenca. It is the first of the new artistic director Christopher Soler who shelled the program of this edition, with the rest of the attendees Angel Marshal, Mayor of Cuenca and President of the Board of Religious Music Week in Cuenca, angel Felpeto, Minister of Education, Culture and Sports of the Regional Government of Castile-La Mancha. Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Cuenca Religious Music Week, Benjamin Prieto, President of the Exma. Cuenca Provincial Council. Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Cuenca Religious Music Week, Manuel Ventero, Director of Communication and Institutional Relations of Radio Televisión Española, José María Sánchez-Verdú, composer, Y Jose Luis Garcia del Busto, Secretary General of the Royal Academy of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando and musicologist, who presented the act.
The news of this 56 Cuenca Religious Music Week are very numerous:
The New Academy of Musical Perfection was presented for the disciplines of orchestral practice, choral and vowel, which will be attended by more than a hundred people from all over the country, with the collaboration of prestigious national and international teachers.
Premiere of the work commissioned for this edition of the RELIGIOUS MUSIC WEEK OF CUENCA to Francisco Coll, How many, with the Casals Quartet; Coll will be the resident composer for this edition and will collaborate with the Academy.
Premiere in Spain of the chamber opera by José María Sánchez Verdú, The garden of life (about life
spiritual architect Antonio Gaudí), with Arturo Tamayo, Alberto Jona, the Lugano Festival 900 Here I'm, the Teatro dell’Ombre and the Escolanía Ciudad de Cuenca.
New recoveries of scores that are preserved in the Archives of the Cathedral of Cuenca, que serán interpretadas por Geoffrey Webber y el Caius College Choir, así como la interpretación de La Pasión según San Mateo, del compositor toledano Alonso Lobo, at 400 anniversary of his death.
Nuevos premios honoríficos «a la defensa y divulgación de la música religiosa» en las modalidades de individual,
premiado que se anunciará en la presentación, y de agrupación para la Orquesta Sinfónica y Coro de Radio Televisión de España.
Nueva colaboración con la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha en la realización de tres encuentros musicales: La música religiosa en el Lied: Franz Schubert, La música religiosa en la música de cámara: Franz Joseph Haydn y La música religiosa en el siglo XX: Olivier Messiaen.
New cultural activity linking the city's baroque architectural ensemble with the RELIGIOUS MUSIC WEEK OF CUENCA, called After the passage of Martín de Aldehuela "Baroque Route", which will take place in three different tours dedicated respectively to Georg Friedrich Haendel, the Italian Baroque and Johann Sebastian Bach.
These two new activities, collaboration with the University and Ruta Barroca, they pretend to be two lines of action
in which the public will have access through free admission, with the intention of creating a closer Cuenca SMR, Useful, pedagogical and open to society.
The Orchestra and Choir of Radio Televisión Española, honorary award of this edition, resident of
this edition of the RELIGIOUS MUSIC WEEK OF CUENCA.
Participation of the stage director José Carlos Plaza in the RELIGIOUS MUSIC WEEK OF CUENCA, in order to create scenic-musical spaces in the places where the concerts will be held.
New initiative of a social nature (SMR Social), that will bring music to public centers such as hospitals and homes for the elderly.
During Holy Week the SMR Choir and Orchestra will participate in a tour with Franz Schuber's cantata, Lazarus, or: the celebration of the resurrection, D.689; This activity will take place in different cities of the Community of Castilla-La Mancha.
For more information, see www.smrcuenca.es