Marc Minkowski y inauguran the Musiciens du Louvre 57 SMR

Religious Music Week in Cuenca

Religious Music Week in Cuenca, Easter festival par excellence of Spanish music scene, will hold its edition number 57 of the 24 March to 8 of April, with an extensive program, in which outstanding performers cites national and international prestige will.

In his second year as artistic director of the Religious Music Week in Cuenca (SMR), bandleader Christopher Soler He is betting on "a sustainable project, in which prime excellence and quality, as well as a varied program, open to all public, with the aim of preserving tradition representing over half a century of existence, a new impetus, connecting the past with the novelty: SMR Academy, that make up the Choir, Orchestra and Soloists of the SMR "


The great oratorios be the Leitmotiv the main program of this edition: Passion according to San Mateo, BWV 244 of J.S. Bach, con Les Musiciens du Louvre Marc Minkowski y; Magnificat, Juan José Colomer (Custom work SMR. premiere) Y Misa nº 2 in E minor the Anton Bruckner, Choir performance in RTVE, Spanish Brass and soloists from the Symphony Orchestra of RTVE, under the direction of Javier Corcuera; St. John Passion, BWV 245 of J.S. Bach, con Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, led by Ton Koopman; he Requiem, K. 626, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with the Orchestra and Choir Festival, under the direction of its principal conductor Cristóbal Soler, Y Mass in B minor, BWV 232 J. S. Bach, with conductus Ensemble and Andoni Sierra.

SMR-ANTIGUA (Between light and darkness)

Recovery sacred heritage of the Cathedral of Cuenca: Release in modern times of Mass policoral (Mass 8 without a name) the choirmaster Alonso Xuárez de la Fuente (1640 – 1696), with SMR Academy Choir and the Choir City of Cuenca, directed by Carlos Lozano; Juan Carlos Asensio and Schola Antiqua present Vespers at the Cathedral of Cuenca, The Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lady

SMR - CONTEMPORARY (Day of wrath)

Francisco Coll, resident composer 57 SMR will present his work, and direct the Composition Workshop Academy SMR, in which six young composers will present their creations, based on the reason Day of wrath, of the Requiem Mass, and hold talks with six young conductors. José Luis Temes, will present "Light Project: Spanish symphonism illuminated ", with the projection of movies Obsequies for Fernando Zobel, with music by José Luis Turina, Y Nursery rhymes, with music of Maria Rodrigo. Cruz Novillo, will present its concert "Cronocromofónico", a synesthete exercise of sound and color


Social project Hamelin's futist with soloists and opera Academy SMR family and school functions The Little Sweep Britten, with SMR Academy and the City of Cuenca Escolanía.


I Conference of Religious Music "Bach, Mozart, Bruckner: new ears, new insights", with outstanding teachers UCLM, masterclasses by artists participating in the 57 SMR, Juan Carlos Asensio (Gregorian chant), tenor Ramón Vargas (Passion for singing) y Spanish Brass (Spanish Brass: 30 Years of Music), and open to the public trial Requiem Mozart, Cristóbal Soler.


The orchestra, choir and soloists will perform the SMR Requiem Mozart in Tarancon, Talavera de la Reina and Valdepeñas.

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