DIEGO MARTIN ETXEBARRIA
The National Orchestra of Spain will have two premieres this coming weekend, the absolute premiere of the commissioned work Concerto for organ and orchestra by the Galician composer Fernando Buide del Real and the debut of the young director Diego Martin-Etxebarria who will lead the group in this program, who will have Juan de la Rubia as guest organist.
The concerts, to be held Friday 14 Sunday 16 February at the National Music Auditorium, will be completed with the schedule of the works Hymn for large orchestra froml composer, French organist and pedagogue Olivier Messiaen Y Symphony in C from Paul Dukas, expressive and enthusiastic composition with a rich and subtle color palette.
Galician composer Fernando Buide, also trained as an organist, premieres this work commissioned by the OCNE Concerto for organ and orchestra, designed specifically for the organ Boundary of the National Music Auditorium that in October will meet 30 years of its construction and installation. In the words of the composer himself, the work starts from a simple theme that could refer us to the repertoire of the Iberian baroque organ, from which a kind of variations is established, unbroken, where orchestra and organ timbrally transform initial ideas. A kind of fantastic narrative that does not exclude more impetuous moments where the organ shows its most virtuous side.
The director who will make his debut as baton at the head of the National Orchestra of Spain is Diego Martin-Etxebarria, recently appointed Chief Resident Director of the Opera House in the German city of Chemnitz. This young conductor has been Principal Resident Conductor and Deputy Music Director of the German Theaters in Krefeld and Mönchengladbach since the year 2016 and has been awarded the First Prize, the Hideo Saito Prize and the Asahi Prize at the Tokyo Orchestral Conducting Competition in 2015.
Martin-Etxebarria premiered last November 2019 at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid, directing the opera Three hats by Ricardo Llorca in a season in which, has made his debut with the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia and directed the inaugural concert of the season at the Chemnitz Theater as well as the opera The Abduction from the Seraglio Mozart and ballet Swan Lake de Tchaikovsky; en Krefeld y Mönchengladbach, Rusalka by Dvorak, The magic Flute by Mozart and Orpheus in Hell by Offenbach.
For organist Juan de la Rubia, premiering a concert for organ and orchestra is always a special opportunity because there are not a large number of concerts with orchestra for this instrument.. “In the 21st century, the capacities of two instruments can be explored - the orchestra and the organ in its symphonic version.- with very abundant timbral resources, given the complexity of writing for organ, whose technique must be known to the composer and which in this case has been very well applied by Fernando Buide ", adds from the blonde.
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