The 59Edition of the Religious Music Week in Cuenca, Easter Festival par excellence of the Spanish music scene, It will be held of the 6 al 12 of April, in various concert venues in the city (Auditorium Theater, Iglesia de la Merced, Torner space, Chapel of the Holy Spirit Cathedral of Cuenca, and the Church of Arcas)
Christopher Soler, artistic director of the SMR from 2017, It has designed a wide and varied program, articulated through its various sections (SMR- Passion Week, SMR and SMR-Antigua-Contemporary), in which the presence of numerous sets highlights and performers nationally and internationally renowned as Freiburger Barockorchester, The voice of the Light, Lionel Meunier, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, ton Koopman, Together conductus, Andoni Sierra, Nereydas, Ulises Javier Illán, Maria Espada, La Folia, Guillermo Turina, Iagoba Fanlo, Gabriel Diaz, RTVE Symphony Orchestra, PluralEnsemble, Fabian Panisello Angelica de la Riva, among others.
Johann Sebastian Bach It remains one of the backbones of the festival, and besides the St. Matthew Passion, the 59 SMR will present J.S.Bach: Passion, Death and Resurrection, cantatas for Easter ", a cargo of conduct ensemble, led by Andoni Sierra; recitals Bach and his contemporaries with violinist Tetiana Lutsyk, Bach writes Contemporary, with cellist Iagoba Fanlo.
The 59 SMR will join the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven, with Obituary Beethoven, and pianist Eduardo Fernandez.
The 59 SMR will present various recovery projects of the Spanish musical heritage, in which the Community of Castilla-La Mancha participate interpreters linked: resounding booms, with Nereydas and Ulises Javier Illán, works with Corselli, Lidón and Porretti; Nebra & Nebra, by the Musicians of His Highness and Luis Antonio González, with works by José de Nebra Mosque, housed in the Archives of the Cathedral of Cuenca. Another project of the Spanish heritage recovery will be holding the 550Anniversary of the birth of the composer Francisco de Peñalosa Toledano, Juan Carlos Asensio and Schola Antiqua.
Altera Beast for soprano soloist and 16 instruments, composer Jesus Torres It will be the Custom work 59 SMR Cuenca; your text, In latin, It belongs to a fragment of the Apocalypse of St. John. the soprano Isabella Gaudí and the PluralEnsemble, under the direction of Fabián Panisello, They will star in its world premiere at the closing concert of the SMR Easter Sunday.
The 59 SMR adds to the commemorations of the V Centenary of the first circumnavigation of Magellan and Elcano with a concert of baroque group La Folia directed by Pedro Bonet. The program dedicated to the music of evangelization by Iberian routes that Spain and Portugal began to explore from the end of the fifteenth century includes works in Castilian, French, Latin, Quechua and chiquitano related to the three oceans and four continents.
SMR Academy participates in two baroque musical events: he Stabat Mater de Pergolesi, Y The Lord said the trade.
The poster 59 SMR It has been designed by José María Lillo, Plastic artist born in Cuenca and formed under the influence of Fernando Zobel, currently he teaches at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cuenca.
The SMR presents new renewed web and responsive design, which can be viewed on all types of devices (mobile, tablets, computers)
You can see the detailed programming 59 SMR one www.smrcuenca.com