Les Arts invites the youngest to their first symphonic experience with ‘Pulcinella’

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The Palace of Arts program this sunday, 2 of May, two performances open to all audiences of ‘Pulcinella’, a didactic proposal that combines symphonic repertoire and theater so that the youngest can enjoy their first experience with classical music.

Music and word come together in a show based on the ‘Pulcinella’ suite, from Igor Stravinsky, in which the pedagogue and actress Ana Sanchiz Hernandez- narrate this musical tale, while embodying the main character of the story, while the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana interprets the score of the great Russian composer under the direction of Ignacio Garcia-Vidal.

‘Pulcinella’ is made from the homonymous ‘ballet’, for soprano, tenor, bass and orchestra, that the composer wrote about the character Pulcinella, originally from the 'Commedia dell’Arte'. For your creation, Stravinsky orchestrated music attributed to the Baroque composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736).

The play premiered on 15 May 1920 by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes at the Paris Opera, with choreography by Leonid Massine and decorations and costumes by Pablo Picasso.

Two years later, Stravinski composed the ‘suite’ composed of 11 parts of 18 what does the ‘ballet’ consist of. In her, the voices are replaced by instruments that interpret the line of the song. ‘Pulcinella’, that would mark the beginning of the neoclassical period of the author, It is considered one of the most beautiful pages of 20th century music.

The score of the author of ‘The Rite of Spring’ supposes, Besides, the debut of Ignacio García-Vidal (Cocentaina, 1979) with the titular formation of Les Arts. The conductor is one of the most established Valencian batons; with an important agenda and projection, García-Vidal highlights, Likewise, for its special commitment to educational actions and bringing music to all audiences.

The Auditori de Les Arts welcomes this Sunday, to 10.00 and to the 12.30 hours, two family passes of this show with tickets to 7 Y 9 euros. The ‘suite’ ‘Pulcinella’ is aimed mainly at boys and girls aged between 4 Y 12 years.

For more information, interested parties can consult www.lesarts.com.

Ignacio Garcia-Vidal

Ignacio Garcia-Vidal is a conductor and musicologist with deep academic and humanist training. He trained in Orchestra Conducting mainly in Spain and Russia with the teachers Enrique García Asensio, George Erzhemski y Piotr Alexievich Gribanov, expanding their knowledge in Estonian training spaces, Saint Petersburg and Vienna.

Since his professional debut with 24 years, Ignacio García-Vidal regularly conducts important orchestras with public and critical success, as well as successful tours and participation in major festivals.

García-Vidal maintains a special commitment to educational actions and to bring music closer to all audiences, devoting special attention as a director and pedagogue to projects of children's and youth orchestras and choirs in areas with few resources of South America, as well as the creation of concerts in new formats.

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