Manuel Hernandez-Silva

The next Friday, 23 of April, musical director Manuel Hernandez-Silva will make its long-awaited debut in Bogotá, Colombia, to offer an extraordinary concert in the Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo.

The Venezuelan maestro living in Spain will lead the Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra and the renowned trumpeter Pacho Flores, in a program that will include the Concerto for corno da caccia by Johann B. G. Neruda, for trumpet and string orchestra, Symphony No. 4 better known as «la Italiana», by Mendelssohn and will close with a new presentation of Cantos y Revueltas, Eponymous concert by Pacho Flores himself.

Both Venezuelan artists recorded, for the record label Deutsche Grammophon, Songs and revolts, a concerting fantasy composed for trumpet, inspired by traditional songs and dances from their country mixed with other musical styles such as jazz or salsa.

Maestro Hernández-Silva maintains his tenure with the Navarra Symphony Orchestra and his next debut in the South American country adds another milestone in his extensive artistic career.

Manuel Hernández-Silva The current titular and artistic director of the Navarra Symphony Orchestra, Spain, graduated from the Vienna Higher Conservatory with honors from the professorships Reinchard Schwarz and Georg Mark. He won the Forum Jünger Künstler conducting competition organized by the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, directing this formation at the Konzerthaus in the Austrian capital. He has conducted at major international festivals and is a regular guest of Spanish and foreign orchestras. He has been the principal conductor of the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra, of the Córdoba Orchestra and principal guest conductor of the Simón Bolívar orchestra of Caracas, with which he worked intensively for more than five years. He has also been musical director of the Young Orchestra of Andalusia. The teacher Hernández-Silva develops an intense teaching activity, teaching international courses in conducting and interpreting, as well as numerous conferences. He has performed as a guest conductor with the Vienna Symphony Orchestras, Tucson Symphony, of the Prague Radio, Israel Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic (Korea), North Czech Philharmonic, Karlsbad Symphony, Olomouc Philharmonic, Hradec Králové Philharmonic, Janacek Philharmonie (Czech Republic), Rhenish Philharmonic, Wupertal Symphony, BIel Symphony Orchestra, Puerto Rico Symphony, Chilean National, Symphony of Venezuela, Bogota Philharmonic, Medellin Philharmonic, National Symphony of Mexico, Municipal of Caracas, Simón Bolívar Symphony (Venezuela).

Photograph: Gabriele Friscia

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Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847)
Symphony No. 4 "Italian" (1833)
I. Cheerful lively
II. Andante with motorcycle
III. With moderate motion
IV. Presto and Finale: Saltarello
Johann Baptist Georg Neruda (1708 – 1780)
Concierto para hunting horn
I. Allegro
II. Long
III. Lively
Pacho Flores (1981– )
Songs and Revolts