The National Orchestra and Choir of Spain, Inaem dependent unit, return to the waves of Classical Radio (RTVE) next sundays, after a collaboration agreement between both public institutions, with the aim of recovering six especially relevant concerts from the current history of the OCNE. This new initiative is part of the line of dissemination and communication that the OCNE is carrying out in these months marked by the Covid-19 pandemic.

OCNE and Radio Clásica put this new space into operation, until the station changes to its summer programming, on Sunday mornings, to 11,30 hours. A new program in which they will be broadcast, from next sunday 24 May and until 28 of June, concerts led by teachers who have been especially attached to OCNE in its recent history: Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Juanjo Mena, Josep Pons and David Afkham.

The next sunday 24 of May, to 11.30 hours, the first of the concerts will be broadcast, the led in December 2013 by the teacher Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos (chief director of the OCNE of 1962 a 1978 and later emeritus until his death in 2014) with a program in which the play was released “Codex Calixtinus” by Tomás Marco and “Carmina Burana” the Carl Orff , performed by the National Choir of Spain and the solo voices of Auxiliadora Toledano (soprano), Carlos Mena (countertenor), Jochen Kupfer (baritone), angel Rodriguez (CNE baritone) and the collaboration of the Escolanía del Sagrado Corazón de Rosales. This is the last concert that Frühbeck de Burgos conducted at the OCNE before his death and is, Thus, a historical record.

The rest of the selected concerts, to be broadcast until Sunday 28 of June, are those led by Josep Pons , principal and artistic director for nine years of 2003 a 2012 and currently honorary director, the associate director Juanjo Mena and the current titular and artistic director, David Afkham. Likewise, the commissioned works and absolute premieres that the OCNE carried out to the Spanish composers Tomás Marco can be heard again, Juan Manuel Cañizares, Francisco Coll and Óscar Navarro.


Season 2013-14 (Symphonic 6). Director: Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.

TOMÁS MARCO (1942-) “Codex calixtunus (singer Jacques)”*
*Work commissioned by the National Orchestra and Choir of Spain)
CARL ORFF (1895-1982) “Carmina Burana”

Concert date: 22-12-2013
New issue date: 24-5-2020 / 11:30 h.

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Season 2015-16 (Symphonic 21) Director: Josep Pons

GABRIEL FAURÉ (1845-1924) “Pavane, opus 50 “(coral version)
“Al Andalus, flamenco concert for guitar and orchestra, to the memory of Paco de Lucia” (Absolute premiere commissioned by the OCNE)
RODION SHCHEDRIN (1932-1972) “Carmen Suite” (First time ONE)

Concert date: 29-5-2016
New issue date: 31-5-2020 / 11:30

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Season 2016-17 (Symphonic 17) Director : David Afkham

FRANCISCO COLL (1985) “Concerto Grosso «Invisible Zones»” (Absolute premiere commissioned by the OCNE)
W. AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791) “Concertante symphony for oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and orchestra K. 297b (Brother. C14.01)”
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) “symphony No.. 6 in F major, opus 68 «Pastoral»”

Concert date: 1-4-2017
New issue date: 07-6-2020 / 11:30

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Season 2016-17 (Symphonic 22) Director: Juanjo Mena

MANUEL DE FALLA (1876-1946) “Master Pedro's altarpiece”
JESÚS TORRES (1965-) “Concerto for accordion and orchestra”
EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934) “Variations Enigma opus 36”

Concert date: 3-6-2017
New issue date: 14-6-2020 / 11:30

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Season 2017-18 (Symphonic 12) Director: David Afkham

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750) “Matthew Passion (St. Matthew Passion)”

Concert date: 11-2-2018
New issue date: 21-6-2020 / 11:30

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Season 2018-19 (Symphonic 18) Director: Josep Pons

RICHARD WAGNER (1813 – 1883) “Prelude and death of love of the opera Tristan and Isolde”
ÓSCAR NAVARRO (1981 – ) “Connection, concerto for horn and symphony orchestra” (Absolute premiere commissioned by the OCNE)
RICHARD WAGNER “Götterdämmerung (The sunset of the gods)”; selection of orchestral fragments

Concert date: 7-4-2019
New issue date: 28-6-2020 / 11:30

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CNDM Badajoz

This edition of the co-production between CNDM and the Philharmonic Society of Badajoz presents twelve concerts and ten absolute premieres, October 2018 to March 2019.

Badajoz. 17 October 2018. This morning, the director of the Philharmonic Society of Badajoz, Javier Gonzalez Pereira together with the director of the National Center for Musical Diffusion, Francisco Lorenzo, They have presented the tenth edition of Current Music Cycle of Badajoz. At the table they were accompanied by the director of the Center for Performing Arts and Music (Cemart) of the Junta de Extremadura, Antonia Álvarez and the director of the Culture Area of ​​the Badajoz Provincial Council, Ricardo Cabezas.

The X Current Music Cycle, co-produced by the Philharmonic Society of Badajoz and the National Center for Musical Diffusion (CNDM), will take to the capital of Badajo a dozen of outstanding groups specialized in current music that will, from the 23 from october to 8 March 2019, twelve concerts, ten absolute premieres and eight pedagogical activities. All concerts will have free access until the capacity of the space is completed, except for the one offered by the Extremadura Orchestra at the Badajoz Conference Center.

For the fifth year in a row, the city of Badajoz participates in the CNDM season, center dependent on the Ministry of Culture and Sports, and it does so through this cycle of music that the Philharmonic Society of Badajoz created ten years ago as a space for the dissemination of current music, becoming in a short time a benchmark inside and outside Extremadura. Collaboration with the CNDM has made it possible to increase the number of concerts and world premieres, at the same time that it has led to some composers from Extremadura or living in Extremadura to have released their works, as María José Fontán, Jose Ignacio de la Peña, Jeronimo Gordillo, Ines Badalo, Leandro Lorrio and Francisco Novel Sámano. The cycle also has the support of the Junta de Extremadura, the Badajoz Provincial Council and the CB Foundation.

The presence of the renowned Hungarian composer and conductor Peter Eötvös in Badajoz and the absolute premiere of his work Joyce (co-commissioner of the Philharmonic Society and the CNDM) will be one of the highlights of this edition. He Cuarteto Quiroga, brand new winners of the National Music Award 2018, together with the renowned clarinetist and composer Jörg Widmann will be in charge of giving life to this piece the 10 February in the Badajoz Provincial Council. Before the concert, Eötvös and Widmann will offer an introductory talk in a meeting with the public at the Conservatorio Superior de Música ‘Bonifacio Gil’ Badajoz.

This tenth anniversary proposes a diverse programming in content that is closer to young audiences and extends to other parts of Extremadura. The cycle will visit the town of Jerez de los Caballeros for the first time, where the group Tulare Duo will offer a concert on 24 November at the Balboa Theater Cinema, and the ‘Hermanos Berzosa’ Professional Conservatory of Music in Cáceres, which will host one of the pedagogical activities of the cycle. In his interest to get closer to the youngest, the cycle has increased the pedagogical program compared to the previous edition, going from five to eight activities that will take place in conservatories and music schools in different municipalities of Extremadura and Portugal. further, for the first time, the Symphony Orchestra of the Superior Conservatory of Badajoz, made up of students from this center, will participate in the programming and a concert will be held at the Skate Park of the Youth Center of the Badajoz capital, youth hub of the city, by the Ensemble Container. These new spaces are added to the already usual stages of the cycle such as the Extremadura and Ibero-American Museum of Contemporary Art (MEIAC), the Congress Palace, the López de Ayala Theater, the Library of Extremadura, the Noble Hall of the Badajoz Provincial Council or the University Residence of the CB Foundation.


The X Current Music Cycle will open on Tuesday 23 October at the Extremadura and Ibero-American Museum of Contemporary Art (MEIAC) with a concert by Prague Quartet of Prague, in which they will focus on the so-called "degenerate music", works of composers assassinated and marginalized by Nazism.

He Glass Farm Ensemble of New York will arrive to present the 6 November ‘The piano made of memory and silence’ project featuring pieces by the founder of the group, pianist Yvonne Troxler, together with works by Balz Trümpy, Ian Wilson, Fabián Panisello, José Manuel López López and a commission from the CNDM to César Camarero, frequent composer in the programs of this New York ensemble. Glass Farm Ensemble develops imaginative projects in unconventional spatial arrangements that invite the audience to an intimate experience of music.

One of the formations that has accompanied the cycle since its inception is NeoArs Sonora, who will return from Granada to the capital of Badajoz on 2 December to offer the Extremaduran public works by Jesús Torres and George Crumb, in addition to two absolute premieres by the composer Francisco Novel Sámano, Professor of Composition at the Superior Conservatory of Music of Badajoz and Antonio Blanco, who likes to combine musical creation with theatrical direction. The first is commissioned by the Philharmonic Society of Badajoz and the second by the CNDM.

The saxophone quartet flies leaf will offer the 11 December an ambitious and eclectic program with works of great difficulty formed by the absolute premieres of Afro-Roman dance by Leandro Lorrio, Swirls by Gabriel Erkoreka (this one commissioned by the Philharmonic Society of Badajoz) and a new piece by José Luis Turina. One of the members of this quartet, David alonso, He is a professor at the Official Conservatory of Music ‘Hermanos Berzosa’ in Cáceres.

Another of this year's outstanding proposals will come on 15 January with the Gypsy romance from Lorca, recited by Granada-born pianist Juan Carlos Garvayo on music by Manuel Martínez Burgos, nationally and internationally award-winning composer. In this concert he will premiere Poet in New York Y Gypsy romance, two commissions from the CNDM.

Following in the wake of the piano, another outstanding soloist, the vizcaíno Miguel Ituarte, the 1 February to commemorate the centenary of Debussy's death together with the world premiere, commissioned by the CNDM, of the last two sonatas by Jesús Rueda, Resident Composer of the current season of the national center.

The Current Music Cycle has always given a special role to Extremadura groups. In this edition there will be four: the Extremadura Orchestra, by the Symphonic Orchestra of the Superior Conservatory of Music ‘Bonifacio Gil’ of Badajoz and the ensembles Container and Sonido Extremo.

The Extremadura Orchestra (OEX), directed by Alvaro Albiach, will be present on 29 November with Manuel Blanco, the main trumpeter of the National Orchestra of Spain, in a subscription program that includes the premiere in Spain of Entropía, of the young Spanish-Portuguese composer Inés Badalo.

The Symphony Orchestra of the Superior Conservatory of Badajoz directed by David Azagra will perform the 18 January the suite orchestral arrangements Iberia by Isaac Albéniz performed by the composer Jesús Rueda, in addition to two concerts by Edward Elgar and Robert Schumann.

He Container set (15 February) will bring the cycle, as in the two previous editions, an avant-garde proposal that gravitates between electronic and rock, with a program full of premieres in Spain by European composers such as Sánchez-Chiong or Michael Beil and questions that invite us to reflect on music and current society. The stage of his concert will be the Skate Park of the Youth Center of the Badajoz capital.

Meanwhile, Extreme sound will offer the 8 March, a program that reflects on sound and includes the premiere of a play based on the shadow theater of Extremadura composer Inés Badalo, in addition to the work Coming Together by the American composer Frederic Rzewski, loaded with social content and that will have as a guest the singer from Badajoz Gene García, who will be the reciter. The program will be completed by the recent composition of Joan Magrané for saxophone and ensemble with Antonio García Jorge as soloist.

The Current Music Cycle has always stood out for the amount of newly created works it hosts. In this edition you will be able to listen 10 prèmieres, three of them by composers from Extremadura or settled in Extremadura (Leandro Lorrio, Inés Badalo and Francisco Novel Sámano) Y 9 premieres in Spain. New works by Peter Eötvös will be played, César Camarero, Yvonne Troxler, Antonio Blanco, Jose Luis Turina, Manuel Martinez Burgos, Leandro Lorrio, Jesús Rueda, Francisco Novel Sámano and Gabriel Erkoreka.


The pedagogical program has grown compared to the previous edition. To the activities programmed in the conservatories of Mérida, Almendralejo, Badajoz, Elvas (Portugal) and the Villafranca de los Barros School of Music joins this year a new activity at the Professional Conservatory ‘Hermanos Berzosa’ in Cáceres.

The objective of these activities is to bring young people closer to the language of contemporary music through the meeting in the classrooms with participating composers and interpreters and the analysis of the works they present in the cycle.

To the activity that the Ensemble Container held last 11 October with students from schools in Badajoz, many of them without musical training, in which the children participated in a successful concert-performance of the work Ricefall (2) by the American composer Michael Pisaro, another seven will be added in music teaching centers.

In the Official Conservatory of Music of Almendralejo the 30 November the activity ‘Feel the music of today’, related to the Ensemble NeoArs Sonora concert, addressed to students of Fundamentals of Composition and Analysis.

He 4 December is scheduled the activity ‘Dances Afromeñas: an integrative compositional approach ’by the Extremaduran composer Leandro Lorrio, at the ‘Hermanos Berzosa’ Professional Conservatory of Music in Cáceres. This activity is related to the Folium Fugit concert.

At the ‘Esteban Sánchez’ Professional Conservatory of Music in Mérida, students of Fundamentals of Composition, Analysis and History of Music, will be able to participate in the activity ‘Look at the current music’ on 8 February, related to the concert that the Quiroga Quartet and the world premiere of Peter Eötvös, to be held 10 February in Badajoz, organized by the Department of Musical Language and Composition of this conservatory.

He 10 February will take place the ‘Meeting with Peter Eötvös and Jörg Widmann’ in the auditorium of the Superior Conservatory of Music of Badajoz. An activity open to the public in which both musicians will talk about the work Joyce which will premiere that same day in the Noble Hall of the Badajoz Provincial Council.

At the ‘Juan Vázquez’ Professional Conservatory of Music in Badajoz the 6 March the activity ‘ACTUAlizing’, coordinated by the director Jordi Francés. In it, an approach will be made to the languages ​​and ideas that are developed in each of the works of the concert program that Sonido Extremo will offer. 8 of March.

Another didactic session on this Extreme Sound concert will also be given by Jordi Francés on 7 March to the students of the Municipal School of Music of Villafranca de los Barros.

The pedagogical program will close in Portugal, at the ‘Rodrigues Coelho’ Music Academy in Elvas, where the Extremaduran and Portuguese composer Inés Badalo will keep the 7 March, a meeting of the students of this school in which they will talk about their work that will premiere Extreme Sound.

Ritmo magazine

Next month November 2018 the Spanish classical music magazine RITMO, whose number one came in November 1929, enters his year 90 Uninterruptible edition (except the period of the Spanish Civil War: August 1936 – March 1940).

  • A cultural magazine in our country keep alive 90 years we can say that is a milestone; but if the magazine is classical music thing has even more merit.
  • RHYTHM gives us 90 years of life, with serious chances of reaching centennial, in a country where its most eminent historians of the past and present her country branded deaf.
  • RHYTHM is a magazine that has needed to break through the tripping of power structures than in the past (Now in many circles too) They always saw in Culture, in the music, as a kind of entertainment for young ladies and the dominant social classes and idle but, in no case, a key to the formation of the people.
  • RHYTHM has come reached where a claim as flag: the defense of Spanish music, which it is pure justice reveal when making any comment about its history.
  • In these 90 RHYTHM years the magazine has published 923 numbers over 68.000 pages.
  • In the year 2004 RHYTHM received the Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts.
  • RHYTHM managers throughout their 90 years: Rogelio del Villar (1929-1936), Nemesio Otano (1940-1943), Fernando Rodríguez del Río (1943 – 1976), Antonio Rodriguez Moreno (1976 – 2010), Fernando Rodriguez Polo (2010).
  • Highlights of his early collaborators: Higinio English, Luis Araque, Conrado del Campo, Manuel de Falla, Enrique Franco, Antonio Iglesias, Eduardo Lopez Chavarri, Lopez Fernando Lerdo de Tejada, Arturo Menendez Aleixandre, Joaquin Nin, José Ignacio Prieto, José Puerta, Leopoldo Querol, Joaquin Rodrigo, Angel Sagardi, Adolfo Salazar, Federico Sopeña, José Subirá and Joaquín Turina, among others.
  • RHYTHM is currently published monthly basis, Fixed topical sections, opinion and criticism, in addition to fixed pages with topical issues of national and international musical life.

The classical music magazine RHYTHM, Since its founding in 1929 to the present day, It offers a veritable encyclopedia of Spanish and international musical life in the twentieth century to the present day, in their 923 issues published. More of 68.000 pages with the best firms of Spanish music journalism and collaborations with big names of the composition and interpretation. The history and development of phonographic editions from the microsurco to CD, the DVD, Blu-ray and Internet. The Spanish musical life in the republic and in the postwar period. The development and growth of classical music in Spanish society of democracy and to this day. 90 year history of classical music in Spain.

Such long-lived magazine has had to adapt to the times, in each of the periods of its history, It is the secret of their survival. RHYTHM today offers amateurs and professionals a means of global communication, in a multimedia environment, editions on paper, digital, Internet and social networks, with a leading position in the Spanish market and a large international presence and prestige.

From its inception until today, RHYTHM Magazine has traveled the long road, making all efforts to raise and implement a concept that our country was always fairly diffuse, the music journalism. On the other hand, the defense of Spanish music and musicians; of the Spanish musical institutions, public and private, all perfectly localizable and documentable in more than 900 issues published, have been their editorial guidelines that, in any case, has led us to be able to hold him next November the 90 years of a classical music magazine in Spain.

Fundación Scherzo

With 10 new concerts, the Fundación Scherzo reaches its cycle number 22 from great Performers. Between January and November 2017 will take place nine piano recitals that will bring together musicians from Sokolov, Perianes, Zacharias, Leif Ove Andsnes, Andras Schiff, Angela Hewitt , Ashkenazy, Daniil Trifonov, Piotr Anderzewski…And an extraordinary concert, outside fertilizer, of the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra next to Orfeo Catalan, under the orders of Gustavo Dudamel.

“As in other editions Cycle Foundation Great Performers of Scherzo, it presents a host of exceptional pianists”, Explain Patrick Alfaya, cycle current artistic director, “several of them have already gone through Great Performers. But nevertheless, This year the series opens a new addition, Daniil Trifonov, and also it appears for the first time one of the great interpreters Bach: Angela Hewitt”. “further, It is quite eclectic repertoire, Hewitt from Bach to Widmann of Leif Ove Andsnes”, It stands on the 22nd season.

Subscriptions are now available at affordable prices, since 169 euros for nine concerts, and with special prices for children 26 years, you can buy tickets at the last minute for only 10 euros. Throughout more than two decades of life of this cycle sponsored by El País, They have performed a total of 80 pianists in more than 200 concerts, of those who have enjoyed 300.000 people. These figures have become one of the best in their specialty cycles, in the opinion of both the interpreters who have passed through the cycle and the public that supports programming. Among the most prominent artists who have passed through the National Music Auditorium in Madrid found Maurizio Pollini, Krystian Zimerman, Alicia Larocha, Brendel, Maria Joao Pires, Ivo Pogorelich, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Grigori Sokolov, Christian Zacharias O Vladimir Ashkenazy (the last three repeated in the new edition).

L Scherzo Foundation has always taken into account as Spanish interpreters Alicia de Larrocha, Joaquín Achúcarro, Josep Colom, Javier Perianes, Cristina Bruno O Rosa Torres-Pardo. Likewise, the cycle has had the outstanding performance of formations the current music scene as the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, Galicia Symphony, the Freiburger Barockorchester, Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, in addition to organizing other recitals and concerts with artists such as Juan Diego Florez Gustavo Dudamel and Simon Bolivar Orchestra with (also again delight the Spanish public next March).

The goal with which started this project was to bring music to most of society, attempting to circumvent both economic and cultural barriers. Although the resources that were available were scarce, from the first moment the audience reaction was great, which gave wings to the cycle. In this way, without any subsidy from public institutions continues, as happening-, the survival of Great Performers of Scherzo continues thanks to the success of public and invaluable support of the annual sponsorship of the newspaper El Pais. However, good attendance data allowed to accumulate, plus experience, a small economic surplus with which help young pianists. A) Yes, He was born in 2002 Young Performers cycle for which they have spent more than 50 pianists Javier Perianes, Paul Lewis, Yuja Wang, Alexei Volodin, Betrand Chamayou or brothers Victor and Luis del Valle, Today already established. Responsible for managing both cycles is the Scherzo Foundation, created in 2001.

Auditorio Miguel Delibes

La Consejería de Cultura y Turismo abre por quinto año consecutivo todos los espacios del Centro Cultural Miguel Delibes al público en general durante una jornada de puertas abiertas, en la que las grandes salas y todos los rincones de este edificio de 70.000 metros cuadrados se llenarán de magia, de manifestaciones de artes escénicas y de exhibiciones musicales de todos los géneros para dar a conocer a pequeños y mayores el constante flujo de actividad que alberga cada día. Será durante una jornada de tres horas ininterrumpidas, que culminará con una actuación de la Symphony Orchestra of Castilla and Leon (OSCyL) what, precisely, este año cumple su vigésimo quinto aniversario.

Melómanos, rockeros, amantes de la lírica, estudiantes y público en general podrán disfrutar de un completo programa que ocupará todos los espacios del CCMD. Desde las tradicionales bienvenidas en forma de fanfarrias, hasta la participación de Dj., choirs, magos y actividades para los más pequeños, que harán de esta jornada un día especial para mostrar a todos los ciudadanos de la Comunidad y al público que se quiera acercar, un edificio cultural referente a escala nacional. further, el programa incluye visitas guiadas para conocer los espacios escénicos, el ‘foyer’, el escenario, la plaza interactiva, la sala polivalente, las salas de restauración, la plaza de las palmeras, el archivo y las grandes salas de las actuaciones de música, danza y teatro, among others.

Esta iniciativa nació en 2012 con el objetivo de que todos los públicos conocieran de primera mano el Centro Cultural Miguel Delibes que es sede también de la OSCyL.

Amplia gama de actividades

El público que libremente acceda al Centro Cultural Miguel Delibes el próximo sábado, starting at 18.00 hours, podrá disfrutar de grupos de cámara (Quinteto Duero, Brunetti Ensemble, Strings with wings); de actividades didácticas como el programa ‘Tantas cuerdas que ni me acuerdo’, para acercar la música medieval y renacentista a través de los instrumentos de cuerda, o disponer de la oportunidad de tocar un piano a las mismas puertas de entrada de la Sala Sinfónica. Actuaciones de magia, microteatros y corales, conforman también un programa que, equally, incorpora músicas con una variedad tan dispar como el rock, el flamenco y la danza.

Likewise, y como novedad, se proyectarán los conciertos para piano de Beethoven, con Javier Perianes al piano y la dirección del director emérito de la OSCyL, Jesus Lopez Cobos, que fue la actuación que emitió RTVE como inicio de los actos de conmemoración de los 25 años de vida de la orquesta.

Colofón de la OSCyL

En el vigésimo quinto aniversario de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León (OSCyL), efeméride que se cumple esta temporada, no podía faltar la calidad de esta agrupación para poner el broche de oro a la quinta jornada de puertas abiertas. Will be, precisely, el grupo sinfónico el que ponga punto final a una jornada pensada por y para todos los públicos con un programa de unos 50 minutos de duración y que dará comienzo a partir de las 20.00 hours.

El programa incluye la Sinfonía número 13 in E flat major, ‘Redoble de timbal’, de Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809); la Sinfonía número 1 in D major, on. 25, ‘Clásica’, de Segruéi Prokófiev (1891-1953) y ‘Nostalgias’, obra escrita por Greg Steyer (1963), miembro de la sección de violines segundos desde la fundación de la OSCyL. Steyer compagina la interpretación con incursiones en la composición y ha escrito esta obra como homenaje y recuerdo a los 25 años de andadura de la orquesta.

La OSCyL estará dirigida en esta ocasión por el concertino-director Roberto González-Monjas (Valladolid, 1988). González-Monjas se ha consolidado como una interesante figura en el panorama musical internacional, siendo reconocido por la versatilidad y calidad de su actividad musical. Es concertino de la Orquesta de la Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia en Roma y del Musikkollegium Winterthur, así como profesor de violín en la Guildhall School of Music & Drama de Londres y director artístico adjunto de la Academia Filarmónica de Medellín, en Colombia. Likewise, Roberto González-Monjas es artista en residencia de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León.

Datos del CCMD

El Centro Cultural Miguel Delibes es un espacio cultural de referencia no sólo en España, sino también en Europa. El edificio tiene 70.000 metros cuadrados de superficie y desde su inauguración, in the year 2007, se ha concebido como espacio para el intercambio de conocimientos y para la difusión cultural y la promoción de las ideas.
La Sala Sinfónica tiene una capacidad para 1.712 personas y su fisonomía, cubierta de madera, ha sido estudiada en colaboración con el ingeniero acústico de reconocido prestigio internacional Yaying Xu.

La Sala de Cámara, with a capacity of 513 seats, es el espacio de uso preferente para todo tipo de reuniones y actividades en formato medio. De este espacio, destaca su cuidada estética, reforzada por el empleo de materiales de gran calidad, como el roble y el cuero en los asientos.

El Teatro Experimental Álvaro Valentín es uno de los espacios más singulares del CCMD. Supone el claro compromiso con la vanguardia cultural, expresada en la concepción estética, la funcionalidad y las nuevas tecnologías. Un espacio modulable y polivalente que hace posible que la capacidad oscile entre los 450 and the 700 seats.

El edificio, que lleva el nombre del insigne escritor vallisoletano Miguel Delibes, es sede permanente de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, del Conservatorio Profesional de Música, de la Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático y de la Escuela Profesional de Danza.

Vienna Boys Choir

The choir the Vienna Boys' Choir, one of the most established European musical traditions, He will begin his Spanish tour next Wednesday 28 September within the programming of special concerts of the 47th season Ibermúsica. Under the title A trip with Haydn, the Vienna Boys' Choir will perform works by the Austrian composer, and pieces Mozart, Strauss, Schumann and popular songs. The concert of the famous and prestigious group will be held at the National Auditorium of Music, in Madrid, under the direction of Jimmy Chiang. After, will continue the tour in Toledo (30 of September, Toledo Cathedral); Valencia (1 October, Palau de la Música); Barcelona (2 October, Palace of Catalan Music); and in Pamplona (3 October, Auditorio Baluarte).

The chorus, created in the fifteenth century by Maximilian of Hapsburg and rebuilt in 1921 after the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, It is currently composed of 100 showgirls from 10 Y 14 years which are divided into four choral groups to offer 300 They are performing concerts, medium, every year. Throughout the centuries, there have been numerous musicians who have worked for this institution or have started musically it: Heinrich Isaac, W. A. Mozart, Antonio Caldara, Antonio Salieri, Antón Bruckner, Joseph Haydn O Franz Schubert are some of them.

The 47th season Ibermúsica, in which the concert of the Vienna Boys' Choir falls, started last 24 June with the opening concert of the Vienna Philharmonic. Since then, and until May 2017, Programmed Ibermúsica 25 concerts 12 of the best orchestras in the world (the Vienna Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden, London Symphony o la Philharmonia); and with 36 conductors and soloists (Daniel Barenboim, Christian Thielemann, Daniele Gatti, Renée Fleming, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Daniel Harding, Vladimir Jurowski, Leonidas Kavakos, Yuja Wang, William Christie, Marc Minkowski Y Sir Neville Marriner).

This choir is one of the oldest and prestigious in the world. It was founded by Emperor Maximilian of Hapsburg 1498 Y, until 1918, the choir sang exclusively for the court acts, masses, private concerts and events State; which facilitated the group tours by different countries, as the Imperial Chapel always traveling with the Emperor. Through the centuries, the Court of Vienna attracted famous musicians like Mozart, Salieri Y Bruckner, who worked for the choir. Others, as Joseph Haydn, Michael Haydn O Franz Schubert, They were part of the same.

With the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Austrian government took over the court opera, not so with the children's choir. So even 1921, and thanks to the initiative Josef section, the Vienna Boys' Choir is not resumed their activity. Then came a renewal of costumes, repertoire and, from 1926, expanding their concerts to other spaces, undertaking tours around the world. Since then, the choir has performed around a thousand tours in 97 different countries and have offered more than 27.000 concerts.

Currently the group consists of 100 showgirls, aged between nine and 14 years, divided into four choirs. interpret a 300 concerts and performances each year, those who come more than half a million viewers around the world. His repertoire includes everything from medieval to contemporary and experimental works; and songs for choirs and children's operas are an important part of his musical catalog. In the seventies, the choir began to present arrangements Kratochwil Heinz cappella songs of The Beatles; and in 2002 they recorded the album Wiener Sängerknaben goes pop with songs by Robbie Williams, Madonna, Metallica y Celine Dion. Likewise, They maintain the tradition of interpreting the music of Sunday Mass at the Imperial Chapel with the Wiener Philharmoniker and the Wiener Staatsoper Chor, and they act in their own concert hall, Muth.

Austrian film director Curt Faudon has made three films that offer a deep look of artistic quality of the choir: Songs for Mary (2013), a biography of the Virgin Mary through 21 motets y canciones; Bridging the gap - The Power of Song (Bridging the Gap – the Power of Singing) and Good shepherds (Good Shepherds), both presented in 2015. This year, It has begun a long-term collaboration with Universal Music - Deutsche Grammophon, whose first production will be an album with Christmas music.


During the Spanish tour, the choir of the Vienna Boys' Choir will be under the orders of this director born in Hong Kong, within a family of musicians. Chiang began studying piano at age four and began his musical career at 13 as a pianist in a public concert. He also studied cello and composition. Three years later, when I 16 years, He graduated from Trinity College of Music in London; later, Baylor University (USA) Y, with the qualification of Magister Artium, He also graduated at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. He became known as a director to win the prestigious competition for young directors Lovro von Matacic, en Zagreb, in 2007.

His acclaimed performances of a wide operatic repertoire, symphonic, coral, piano, chamber music and recital, They attest to its versatility and extensive training in various musical settings. As Music Director of the Hong Kong Pan Asia Symphony, He collaborated between 2007 Y 2009 as assistant director of the Wagner Ring cycle, at the Theatre of Lübeck; as well as Kapellmeister of the Theater Freiburg, where he led numerous premieres, between the years 2009 Y 2011. In September 2013, Chiang assumed the position of Director of Choir Vienna Boys Choir.

He has performed as guest conductor of the Komischen Oper Berlin, Symphony Orchestra of Castilla and Leon, Zagreb Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic; as well as renowned festivals, including Eutin Opera Festival (Germany), FACYL (Spain), Macau International Music Festival, and Rohm Music Festival Kyoto, where he was invited to collaborate with Maestro Seiji Ozawa during summer 2004.


19:30 hours

National Music Auditorium, Duration Symphony Hall: 95 minutes


Choir Vienna Boys' Choir Jimmy Chiang, director

musical program

Works by Mozart, Haydn, Strauss, Schumann and popular songs

Jean Guillou

The National Broadcasting Center Musical co-produces the XXXIII International Organ Festival of the Cathedral of Leon (FIOCLE), proposed in this edition 13 concerts, from the 21 September to 10 of November, in the Leonese seo.
All concerts will be freely accessible until full capacity Cathedral.

He 15 September director National Dissemination Center Musical, CNDM (INAEM unit, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports), Antonio Moral, with the director of the International Organ Festival of the Cathedral of Leon (FIOCLE), Samuel Rubio and the mayor of León, Antonio Silvan, He has presented the thirty-third edition of the festival, CNDM activity co-produced and included in the programming of their season 16/17. This edition proposes 13 concerts taking place in the Leonese seo 21 September to 10 November 2016. These activities continue CNDM commitment to promote and recover the ancient musical heritage throughout the country, through its programming in twenty Spanish cities and four foreign (Bogotá, Munich, Vienna and Elvas, Portugal).

Organ and more

The programming of the thirty-third International Festival of Organ of the Cathedral of Leon maintains its essence with eight recitals organistic biggest names in world outlook while opening its doors to five other musical offerings by leading Spanish historical music sets. the Viennese Martin Haselböck, organist and director of orchestra recognized internationally for being the artistic director and founder of the prestigious ensemble Wiener Akademie, will attend to inaugurate the festival on Wednesday 21 of September, with a tour that opens with the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor of J.S. Bach and includes volumes, one of the most important works for organ by Ligeti and contemporary organ literature, what will add improvisation on a given theme, exploiting all the possibilities of this magnificent organ. The second date, two days later, will transport the audience to the Middle Ages through the music accompanying the dances staged the European Middle Ages, most of them unknown author, leonine hand set Eloqventia and its director, Alejandro Villar. The third evening resubmitted harpsichordist Eduardo López Banzo accompanying the singers selected in the Baroque Vocal Interpretation Course organized by the CNDM in the Auditorio Ciudad de Leon and run by the same Banzo each year: las sopranos Elia Casanova, Rosa Garcia Dominguez and Muñoz also Quiteria Inglada countertenor Christian Gil Borrelli, young artists who excelled in the interpretation of Baroque cantata and sing Italian arias at this concert four great masters of that time: Carl Philipp Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, George Frideric Haendel y Antonio Caldara.

This year marks the third anniversary CNDM death of Baroque composer Sebastian Duron (1660-1716), with a transverse cycle consisting of thirteen concerts that will travel throughout the country. Two of those appointments will be included in this festival: in the first, soprano Raquel Andueza and whole the Galania, place the alcarreño genius as the core of a program that explores the sacred music of that era, through various manifestations of religious music (and sung tones Duron) with any corporation or other contemporary page yours as Carlos Subias, Antonio Martin y Coll and Gaspar Sanz, which they will perform its known Folías. In the second program starring Duron, the Chapel Jerome Carrion and its director Alicia Lazaro They were immersed in unpublished music of the seventeenth century, Duron contrasting vocal scores of sacrum, as well as three other great representatives of Spanish baroque: Juan Hidalgo de Polanco, José Marín and Jerome Carrion. In the last concert of the organ will not only hear the medieval treasures of file rescued by Leon Cathedral Juan Carlos Asensio and his group Schola Antiqua, in what will be the first performance in modern times of processional liturgies of Saints Isidoro, Antolín and Santiago.

Besides Haselböck, the festival will collect in the organ concerts a broad stylistic and temporal spectrum, Iberian works of literature, prominent figures of the late Romanticism of Liszt -case or Franck-language and contemporary Messiaen. No less interesting will result the recovery of two traditions closely linked to the king of instruments, improvisation and adaptation of scores from other sound fields, as a sonata for piano of Beethoven or Wagner opera scene. These spectacular versions exploit the concept of organ and orchestra, something that Widor, with his symphonies written directly for the instrument, He was a teacher. A) Yes, leonine public can listen in this edition organists Juan de la Rubia (head of the Holy Family, which will travel in his program works by Bach, Franck, Duruflé and the original settlement of the "scene Walhalla" belonging to the opera Götterdämmerung Wagner), Giampaolo di Rosa (Leon will present the complete works for organ by Olivier Messiaen, alongside works by Franck and Beethoven), Vincent Dubois (one of the organists holders of Notre Dame de Paris, He has chosen repertoire of three of the most important composers in the history of organ: Bach, Franck there Messiaen, what will add an extraordinary transcription for organ danse macabre Saint-Saëns), Jean Guillou (a true living legend of the organ who was an adviser in the construction of the new organ of the Cathedral of Leon, returns to it with a program consisting of a movement sixth Symphony de Charles-Marie Widor, a work of Liszt and two own songs), Daniel Oyarzabal (which will begin its concert with the famous Cantata BWV Symphony 29 Bach teacher, who they will be accompanied by his two compatriots pieces of Mendelssohn and Brahms and Messiaen works, Rimsky-Korsakov and Mussorgsky y), Paolo Oreni (you have chosen for the occasion scores of Mozart, Bach, Liszt, Dupré and improvisation itself) and Lebanese interpreter Naji Hakim, which will close the festival on Thursday 10 November with the famousPassacaglia Bach with parts Cabanilles, Franck and own works.

All festival concerts will be free access until full capacity Cathedral.

Ramón Lezkano

Musician and teacher Musikene Ramon Lazkano will debut this weekend in the Paris Autumn Festival a preview of the opera Ravel you are creating. The guipuzcoano star in one of the case of the French festival and presented three proposals, among which the show Ohiberritze, Custom created for the occasion, which you can also find in the Kursaal next 18 from December, as part of the closure of Donostia 2016.

About two years ago, the Festival d'Automne in Paris decided to dedicate one of his monographs in this edition Lazkano, who commissioned the preparation of three concerts to present his work. They released a proposal to the capitalidad, He did not hesitate to support the project, "Broadcasting in Europe the name of a local artist", As he noted Pablo Berástegui. He added that the team Donostia 2016 it was something very important and innovative proposal created for Paris "should be programming a year dedicated to experimentation". For the premiere of this work in the French capital, They have also had the collaboration of Etxepare Institute and Olaso Dorrea Foundation.

Ramon Lazkano:

Ramon Lazkano (Donostia-San Sebastián, 1968) He studied composition at San Sebastian, Paris and Montreal; He won the First Prize of Composition of the National Conservatory of Music in Paris and Doctoral Studies Diploma in Music and Musicology of the twentieth century at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. He received the Composition Prize of Prince Pierre of Monaco Foundation and the Georges Bizet Prize of the Academy of Fine Arts of France, among others. He has been in residence with the National Youth Orchestra of Spain, Musica Festival in Strasbourg and the Ensemble 2e2m in Paris.

His stay in Rome (at the Royal Academy of Spain and the French Academy Villa Medici) It has allowed him to deepen reflection on the purpose of the composition and its meaning, which it is crystallized in a thought on intertextuality, silence and experience of sound, which she has given birth to emblematic pieces like Ilunkor (commissioned by the Symphony), fragile(Custom Community of Madrid Orchestra) Y Ortzi quiet (commissioned by the National Orchestra of Spain). June 2012, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Peter Eötvös performed Ilunkor Musica Viva in Munich festival and 2014 the Venice Biennale program Ortzi Reserved with Shizuyo Oka and the Basque National Orchestra conducted by José Ramón Encinar . The Kairos label has published a monographic album with these three orchestral works (Ilunkor, Ortziquiet, fragile).

Between 2001 Y 2011 He has worked in Chalk Laboratory (Chalk Laboratory), an extensive collection of pieces chamber comprising several cycles, which draws on the concept oteiziano “experimental laboratory” and in particular chalk as regards entry, Erosion and memory linked to childhood, which culminates with aesthetic purpose Landmark (2010), custom AEOS and the Symphony Orchestra of Navarra. Parts Laboratory They have been released in Austria, Germany, Poland, Mexico, France and Spain; el together research Frankfurt, the Ensemble 2e2m in Paris, Ars Musica in Brussels Monday Evening Concerts in Los Angeles scheduled anthologies Laboratory, Smash and recherche and assemblies have dedicated two monographic CDs.

Behind the Laboratory, his most recent works show a new attention to the architecture and the duration, like in Territory (Territory) for string quartet, written for the Diotima Quartet, and vocal diptych based on poems by Edmond Jabès taken from his book The memory and hand: Nº1 Main overlooks, for soprano and seven instruments, premiered in March 2013 Ars Musica in Brussels, and No. 2 Those Who, for six voices and eight instruments, COUPLEUX custom-Lassalle Foundation and premiered by the Neue Vocalsolisten and the Ensemble L'Instant Donné in the Éclat Festival Stuttgart in February 2015.

Ramon Lazkano is currently professor of orchestration at the Higher School of Music of the Basque Country Musikene.

La Grande Chapelle

Following the success of previous editions, “Salamanca Barroca” faces this season 2016/17 consolidated as "a unique meeting point in the field of musical historicist interpretation in our country", García-Bernalt explained at a press conference, while he is stressing his firm "commitment to the recovery of musical heritage, consolidation repertoire, promotion of projects related to the Iberian historical music and revision of European Baroque, all this in an environment where academic elements and, particularly, teachers ".

Program "varied, extensive and deep "
The program of this edition presents, in his opinion “a varied panorama, extensive and deep, in which known repertoires coexist with works that come back to life after centuries of silence, in which Purcell meets with Duron Y Schein with Palestrina and young emerging musicians share the stage with leading performers ".

Precisely one of these projects opens the cycle on the day 3 October, with the Baroque Orchestra of the University of Salamanca, under the direction of Pedro Gandía. In the framework of the commemorations around Shakespeare Y Cervantes will offer a program that brings together both authors through the music that inspired their works; a journey through baroque Europe that takes us from Vienna to London.

For the director of the Academy of Early Music of the University of Salamanca and coordinator of the program, the musical proposal of this new edition has “the voice as a fundamental element, having a starring role in eight of the 11 concerts of the new season ". Three of them are related to the echoes of the third centenary of the death of Sebastian Duron (1660-1716). From the hand of interpreters and reference groups such as Marta Almajano, Nuria Rial, Academy of Pleasure Y La Grande Chapelle, An extensive overview of the sacred and secular production of a musician who was fundamental in shaping the peculiar Iberian Baroque.

The musical life of Salamanca in the 18th century is materialized in a project to recover a sacred concert, what at the time was called a "siesta". With the collaboration of the mezzo-soprano Marta Infante and the USAL Chamber Choir will cover half a century of music associated with the university chapel, from the late baroque to the first samples of classicism.

Two vocal formations of world reference
The cycle also welcomes two leading vocal formations in the world panorama of historically informed music: he Collegium Vocale Ghent Y The Sixteen, led respectively by Philippe Herreweghe Y Harry Christophers. In the exceptional setting of the chapel of Colegio Fonseca, and out of compost, The British group will offer an exuberant landscape of Italian sacred music related to the Pontifical Chapel, articulated around core authors of western polyphony such as Palestrina, F. Anerio Y Merry. For his part, Collegium Vocale focuses its program on a key piece of German sacred music from the first quarter of the 17th century: the exquisite collection of spiritual madrigals Israelsbrünlein from Johann Hermann Schein.

In the orbit of this work is also the program offered by the Concento de Bozes. This emerging group, derived from the training work carried out by the countertenor Carlos Mena in the USAL, will delve into the birth of poetic music, the new musical oratory that ended up reaching some of its highest levels in the German baroque. Also Carlos Mena, CNDM resident artist in season 2016-2017, will take part in the concert that closes the cycle. Together with the Baroque Orchestra of the University of Salamanca, it will offer a program organized around two cantatas for alto de Johann Sebastian Bach: Resist sin, written in Weimar on 1715 Y I have enough, the first version of which is set in Leipzig twelve years later. The two works will establish a dialogue with the secular music of the time, represented by a suite of Telemann and another of Johann Ludwig Bach.

Also the profane production of Bach will be present in Salamanca Barroca with a monumental work that shows the genius of the Office as a musician: the Musical offering. To interpret it - in several of the senses of the word - an exceptional group meets: violinist Lina Tur Bonet, cellist Marco Testori, The flute-player Alexis Kossenko and the harpsichord player Kenneth Weiss, who will take us to an evening that perhaps never took place at the court of Frederick II the Great.

Academy of Ancient Music
The Academy of Ancient Music, It is a global area of ​​articulation and promotion of activities in the field of “historical musical performance”. Created in order to facilitate the mechanisms of specialization in Renaissance and Baroque repertoire young Spanish musicians, has become a benchmark for this type of work in Spain. Along with an annual program of specialized courses, Academy hosts various specialized musical groups: Chamber Choir, Consort of viols and Baroque Orchestra, among other.

This is precisely another line of action of Salamanca Barroca: encourage and facilitate the presence of interpreters participants in the concert series in the training plan, since almost a quarter century, It is maintained at the University of Salamanca in relation to early music. A plan that is articulated through a program of courses, lectures and seminars focusing primarily on aspects of historical performance practice. This year the courses will have the participation of Pedro Gandia (fiddle), Andoni Mercero (viola), Itziar Atutxa (cello and viola da gamba) master classes and Carlos Mena (singing). Information and registration: academia@usal.es

localities, with a price of 7 € to 15 € for the general public and a 20% discount for students and members of the university community, They can already be purchased at Mercatus (University Official Store), Monday to Saturday 10:00h a 20:00h and Sunday 10:15h a 14:00h, through http://sac.usal.es/ and one hour before each concert at the box office.

Musical fortnight

The 77 Edition San Sebastian Musical Fortnight yesterday was a grand finale, starring the Basque National Orchestra (OR), the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra (FOREST), he Orfeón Donostiarra and the Pamplona Choral Society, accompanied by the children's vocal groups Easo Easo Choir and Araoz Gazte. Almost 440 people, between musicians and singers, They took the stage of the AKursaal auditorium -expanded for the occasion- to offer the monumental "Te Deum" of Hector Berlioz, a work of architecture sound impressive dimensions. The teacher Victor Pablo Pérez was responsible for closing an issue that has offered more of 70 proposals, between concerts and other activities, which they have been enjoyed by thousands of fans.

He Kursaal auditorium has been, as in previous editions, one of the key areas of the Musical Fortnight. Successful influx of public scenario was repeated on several occasions that: has been 7 full absolute, and one occupation 95%, representing an increase of 2 points compared to the figures recorded in the last edition, While it is true that the number of concerts scheduled in this space has decreased 13 a 10. As for the average occupancy of the three concerts that have not hung the sign completely, it should be noted that this average occupancy has been at the 84,42%.

The Total box office amounts to 795.390 gross euros. It keeps, so, income level last year, compared to fewer scheduled in venues such as the Kursaal Auditorium and the Victoria Eugenia Theatre activities. As for the number of spectators, the 77 edition had 35.333 assistants.

Sir John Eliot Gardiner, founder of formations with the floor of Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists, It was responsible for opening programming Kursaal auditorium, and he did so accompanied by the Escolanía Easo (5 of August). Gardiner Kursaal crowd with one of the greatest religious works of music history: the "St. Matthew Passion" by Bach. The appointment with the dance came from the hand of Ballet of the Grand Theatre de Geneve, company that offered his version of “Tristán e Isolda” (7 of August), one of the latest creations of choreographer Joëlle Bouvier, inspired by Wagner's opera. Another brilliant moments of this Fortnight was the one who lived with opera "Don Giovanni" Mozart (13 of August). The emblematic opera featured a balanced cast led by Christopher Maltman e Irina Lungu. The Budapest Festival Orchestra from Ivan Fischer He opened the festival symphonic landing, offering three performances at the Kursaal Auditorium. The 'resident orchestra’ this edition featured three concerts completely different: the program 20 August he looked Stravinsky, Bartók y Dvorak. In his second intervention (21 of August), Hungarian training was supported by the Orfeón Donostiarra and the Small Orfeoi to address the "Third" Mahler. The third concert (23 of August) It focused on the figure of Mozart and some of the works he composed during his last year of life. To play one of those works, the overwhelming "Requiem", the orchestra was accompanied by Belgian training Collegium Vocale Gent. The formation Balthasar-Neumann, He is acting by primeval time before the public donostiarra (24 of August), has been, maybe, one of the most pleasant surprises of this edition. The conductor Thomas Hengelbrock I stood in front of this training who attended the festival with his two -Chorus groups and Ensemble-, offering a program consisting of two major works: the "Pastoral" by Beethoven and "Harmony Mass" by Haydn. The works of Beethoven returned to acquire a special presence in the double quotes offered by the Radio Symphony Orchestra Frankfurt last weekend at the Kursaal Auditorium. Teacher Philippe Herreweghe, one of the main representatives of the historicist movement in music performance, I stood in front of this training to present two programs: in the first (27 of August), focused on the "Ninth" of Beethoven, German orchestra had the support of the Coral Andra Mari. British cellist Steven Isserlis He convinced the public thanks to a delightful rendition of "Cello Concerto No. 1" Haydn, one of the works that made up the program 28 of August. The OR and the FOREST They met yesterday (31 of August), for the first time in the history of the Fortnight, to deal with, under the baton of Victor Pablo Pérez, the closing of the festival. 439 People took to the stage of a crowded auditorium to offer a program consisting of works by Berlioz, 'Aita Madina’ and Sorozabal. On this historic occasion, the two Basque orchestras were wrapped by the Orfeón Donostiarra, he Pamplona Choral Society, the Escolanía Easo Y Easo Araoz Young.

He theater Victoria Eugenia he turned, once again, in intimate space 3 proposals (less than last year) very diverse profile: the performance of Russian pianist Nikolai Lugansky (6 of August), the recital of the Victorian counter Carlos Mena and his group Chapel Santa Maria (22 of August) and the children's show "The houseboat" of the company La Maquiné (30 of August). In the latter he cites the maximum occupancy of the room recorded.

One more year, it becomes to find that the different stages that make up the Fortnight continue to enjoy good health. This is the case Music Cycle Antigua, that in addition to his faithful followers, He is able to attract new attendees year after year to the Convent of Santa Teresa. The cycle, whose profits have been earmarked for the association June wings, This edition has celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary, registering a 92% occupation. Italian music was present at several of the programs which joined the cycle, on the other hand, the commemoration of 400 anniversary of the death of Cervantes and Shakespeare (Together conductus, 8 of August).

It is noteworthy, Likewise, the remarkable success of influx of Cycle Young boys interpreters, It has reached a occupation 90%. Once again, the Miramar Palace has been a valuable showcase to launch the careers of younger and interpreters. A wide selection of programs has accommodated repertoires and different styles, in this cycle where students Musikene, over one week (22-26 of August), He approaches the public with the illusion of offering the work developed during the academic year in the classroom.

regarding cycle dand Body, one of the most followed and most fruitful of the Fortnight, noting that retains its popularity and attendance, with about 4.500 viewers who have come to 12 conciertos which they have been held in San Sebastian temples and the rest of Gipuzkoa. Juan Paradell, organist of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, He starred in one of the most anticipated concerts. 600 people attended, he 8 of August, the recital he gave at the San Vicente Church of San Sebastián, in which he conducted the premiere of "Quadri da Pinocchio" from Luca Salvadori (work commissioned by the Musical Fortnight). was crowded, as well, Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, he 10 of August, in the performance offered by the organists Marie-Bernadette Dufourcet Y Naji Hakim. 800 people attended the premiere of works "time” (of M.B. Dufourcet) Y Zortziko (first movement of the work "Three Basque Dances”, N. Hakim, commissioned by the Musical Fortnight). Loreto Fernandez Imaz, meanwhile, He released "Regina Coeli" written by -partitura Fernando Gonzalo– in the Church of San Ignacio (11 of August).

He Music Cycle contemporary Musikagileak continues as the platform in the field of the most innovative creation. There has been a slightly higher attendance last edition (more of 490 people, when the capacity of the room is 120 people). The cycle has surprised, once again, with the most transgressive bets, and it has hosted the premiere of two scores of Jagoba Astiazaran Y Gabriel Loidi. -the First premiere of the play "…As the sea ", composed for vibraphone by J. Astiazaran- It took place in the concert 29 of August, hand percussionist Miquel Bernat & Synchro space. The work "Quartet No. 4" G. Loidi premiered at the concert he gave Breton Quartet he 30 of August.

The traveler quintessential festival cycle, the Fortnight Andante -in which they have been offered, total, 17 concerts-, He has followed his path to reach, this year, to the the territories of Lapurdi, Navarra, Álava and Gipuzkoa, obtaining a more than satisfactory response from the public. Of note is the project in which they joined musical forces choirs Newman Sound Labrador (Canada) Y Easo Choir, vocal formations offered 4 concerts in tribute to the Basque whalers. Pasai San Pedro, Orio, Getaria y Senpere (23-26 of August) locations were chosen to hold these meetings inspired by the maritime heritage. They offered a program that combined the folklore of Newfoundland with Basque folklore, while premiered two works written for the occasion: "Newfoundland" de angel Illarramendi e “In the Heart of the Sea” de Kathleen Allan. Special mention, Likewise, the great success of the multi-talented Armenian violinist now Malikian at sanctuary Arantzazu (25 of August), which brought together more than 1.200 viewers exhausting all locations.

as a novelty, point, Besides, this year has wanted to increase the supply musical directed to children and youth, why they have created new sections like Kantu Kontari, that is to say, sessions storytelling with musical accompaniment that took place every Saturday from Fortnight at the Kursaal Auditorium Foyer. For the same reason, activities Children's day (30 of August) They were extended to the closing day of the festival (31 of August) Y, Besides, It has continued to focus on initiatives such as Then the young man O Musik Eler (25 Y 26 of August), they seem to have taken root among the younger audience Fortnight.

Advance scheduling 2017

The festival organization is already working on scheduling its next edition. The Philharmonic Orchestra BBC -under the direction of Juanjo Mena will be responsible for opening the 78 Musical fortnight. It will be the first act, this orchestra, within the framework of the Fortnight. Closing the festival will hand the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, so the presence of American music will be guaranteed in the program of the next edition. Chinese young pianist Yuja Wang will give a recital at the Victoria Eugenia Theatre. As for the appointment with the opera, it is hoped to re-schedule staged opera in the Kursaal Auditorium.


London Symphony Orchestra

The 47th season Ibermúsica restarts, after the summer break, its program of concerts with two quotes London Symphony Orchestra, one of the best and most prestigious musical groups in the world. British training, acting day 13 Y 14 September under orders Gianandrea Noseda, will address parts Wagner, Verdi, Haydn Y Shostakovich, among others.

During his more than 100 years of life, the LSO has carried out its commitment to translate the best music to as many people. In this way, the set is known by the general public after setting music mythical films, as the saga Star Wars, and other popular as Dusk O Braveheart; and he has participated in the famous disc The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Band.

In the first of the events that are within the 47th season Ibermúsica, the LSO will perform Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Wagner; The sea, from Debussy; and the symphony No.. 5, Shostakovich, one of the most popular compositions by Russian author. The program contains the second day Sicilian Vespers, from Verdi; and the Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra in E flat major, Hob. VIIe / 1, from Haydn, the only concert he composed for this instrument, who will be played by the talented Philip Cobb. Closes the program 14 September the symphony No.. 2, from Rachmaninoff.

The 47th season started last Ibermúsica 24 June with the opening concert of the Vienna Philharmonic. Since then, and until May 2017, are scheduled 25 concerts 12 of the best orchestras in the world (the Vienna Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden, Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra o la Philharmonia); in addition to 36 conductors and soloists (Daniel Barenboim, Christian Thielemann, Daniele Gatti, Renée Fleming, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Daniel Harding, Vladimir Jurowski, Leonidas Kavakos, Yuja Wang, William Christie, Marc Minkowski Y Sir Neville Marriner).


Independent and autonomous, LSO was founded in 1904 by a group of the best musicians in London. Today, the orchestra maintains one of its fundamental characteristics: It is still owned by its members, who voluntarily elect their directors. His distinctive sound emanates from the cello and the virtuosity of the 95 bright international musicians who currently make up.

It is resident orchestra at the Barbican Centre, located in the City of London, where it provides an average of 70 symphonic concerts a year, and it performs so many thanks to the tours undertaken by different countries on five continents. This group works with a family of artists that includes great directors like Sir Simon Rattle, as musical director elected; Gianandrea Noseda y Daniel Harding, as principal guest conductors; Michael Tilson Thomas, Director Laureate; Y André Previn, as Emérito.

The LSO develops numerous projects to try to take their music to the public. A) Yes, its educational program LSO Discovery about the work of the orchestra to all sectors of society and is related to 60.000 people every year. On the other hand, LSO Live their stamp (He launched in 1999 and it was the first of its kind) It transmits its music to millions of listeners around the world.


Noseda is currently one of the most prestigious conductors of his generation. In 2015 He was named teacher of the year Musical America and he was elected by the members of the LSO as guest conductor. In his musical career, It highlights the work he did in front of the Teatro Regio di Torino, where he began work on 2007 and he marked a before and after in the institution, which today enjoys a great international prestige

The Italian musician is also principal guest conductor of the Israel Philharmonic; from shoes, the Pittsburgh Symphony; principal conductor of the Cadaqués Orchestra and artistic director of the Festival of Stresa (Italy). Between 2002 Y 2011 He was head of the BBC Philharmonic, and 1997 a 2007 It was the first foreigner to hold the position of principal guest conductor at the Mariinsky Theatre, in St. Petersburg (Russia).

As for his relationship with the LSO, Noseda directs this historical ensemble regularly both Barbican and tours; as it does with the NHK Symphony, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and Scala orchestras and Wiener Symphoniker. It maintains an important link with the Metropolitan Opera, where he has headed numerous productions, among which the innovative and recent Prince Igor, with Dimitri Txerniakov as stage director, subsequently released on DVD by Deutsche Grammophon. Among his upcoming commitments, He emphasizes his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic, as well as at festivals in Salzburg and Aix-en-Provence..

Italian is an exclusive artist of Chandos and his discography includes more than 40 recordings, many of them awarded. Your project Italian music, initiated ago 10 years, He has uncovered great works of twentieth century Italian repertoire hitherto unknown. With the Vienna Philharmonic and the orchestra of the Teatro Regio has recorded with renowned singers, as Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, Rolando Villazon, Anna Netrebko (German Grammophon) Y Diana Damrau (Warner Classics). Noseda has sido como distinguido Officer of Merit of the Italian Republic on contribución por la vida de su país natal artística.


This early and was named outstanding musician trumpet soloist with the London Symphony Orchestra 2009, with only 21 year old. It belongs to the fourth generation of a family of musicians Salvation Army. Since childhood acted solo cornet, with his brother and parents. He joined the Youth Brass Band of Great Britain 2000 Y, later, the International Salvation Army Band. In his prolific career he highlights his performance as guest soloist at the London Olympics 2012.

While she is studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, was student of Paul and Alison Balsom Beniston; He served as trumpet soloist with the European Union Youth Orchestra and began to collaborate with professional groups, como la London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, BBC Symphony y Royal Concertgebouw. He was awarded the prestigious International Maurice André Trumpet Competition, in 2006; and two years later he received the Candide Symphony Orchestra Academy Award the London Metal. In 2009 he joined the LSO.

In addition to his orchestral engagements, It is dedicated with great interest to brass bands and is actively involved in the new Superbrass sets, Eminence Brass y Barbican Brass. He has recorded two solo albums: Life Abundant (2007), with the Cory Band and organist Ben Horden; Y, more recently, Songs from the Heart, with the International Staff Band. He has participated in several soundtracks, including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (parts 1 Y 2), the Twilight Saga: new Moon, The Pirates, Shrek forever, A better life Y The origin of the guardians.


19:30 hours

National Music Auditorium, Symphony hall

Duration: 100 minutes


London Symphony Orchestra

Gianandrea Noseda, director

Wagner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Having.

Debussy The sea

Shostakóvich symphony No. 5



19:30 hours

National Music Auditorium, Symphony hall

Duration: 105 minutes


London Symphony Orchestra

Gianandrea Noseda, director

Philip Cobb, trumpet

Verdi Sicilian Vespers, Having.

Haydn Trumpet Concerto in Eb Major

Rachmaninoff symphony No.. 2

video inaugural season Ibermúsica

Tickets on sale www.entradasinaem.es ; 902 22 49 49 or directly at the ticket office of the National Music Auditorium, from 45 €.


Daniel Barenboim

As one of the most important orchestra directors and pianists today, Daniel Barenboim It is famous for challenging his listeners to maintain a close relationship with music. Now pursues this goal for the first time in several formats developed specifically within the audiovisual field in the context of its own channel YouTube, which will be available online in August 2016 worldwide without any cost. The video portal, They are using more than one billion people worldwide, It constitutes, with its extensive connection options and direct exchange, the ideal way to do justice to the idea of ​​Daniel Barenboim that music is durably entrenched in all areas of society platform: the channel will be the gateway to the world of passion for classical music, especially for the public with little classical knowledge.

As it has done with its digital stamp Peral Music, Daniel Barenboim will also be used to fund your YouTube channel to get the natural integration of classical music in digital communication: for it will be developed and produced own video formats on YouTube, that will have continuity after the initial release. With graduates 5 Deconstructed minutes explore and explain the essential musical piano works and concepts that are important for him. The viewer, who also lacks previous musical knowledge, It will benefit not only the dedication to music Barenboim throughout his entire life, but it may also be inspired and discover new facets of works.

Within the format entitled explores Barenboim, Barenboim discuss, in a similar way to blog posts on their website, political events, cultural and social present and share their thoughts and ideas with viewers, who will be encouraged to dialogue, participation and feedback. They are also already planned a series of talks, in which Barenboim dialogue with characters from public life with a special weight in politics, the art, sport or architecture and exchange views with them on the parallels and paradoxes, on the commonalities and differences between music and the subject area itself of each. In a fifth format, La West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim presented to the Arab-Israeli orchestra and the musicians who compose.

With ambition and high quality posed by the structure of its channel on YouTube, Daniel Barenboim wants not only to transmit their knowledge and love of music, but also help him to classical music is presented properly at the time of digitizing: lived individually and integrated, interactive and ambitious at the same time: for those who are curious and go throughout the world "with open ears".

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The XVIII edition of the Guitar Festival "City of Elche"We start tomorrow, with Slovenian Jaka Klun, at Cloister of San Jose at 21.30 hours free admission. This was the guitarist Last year's winner of the International Guitar Competition "Ciutat d'Elx" and despite its youth It has a great experience in competitions international. further, He has been taught by some of the most outstanding masters of the guitar as: Paolo Pegoraro, Stefano Viola and Alvaro Pierri, among others.

From twelve Jaka He has also participated in the composition, under the guidance of Professor Ambrož Copi. Your song call "The fear" It was conducted by the Youth Choir of the Music School Koper. Another remarkable composition is called Color expressions for guitar solo, whose first performance took place in the second Biennial of Contemporary Music in Koper, 2010.

Thursday 21 of July, at Cloister of San Jose and with free entrance It will be the turn of two great guitarists Slovaks, Darina Jókaiová y David Hnat. In 2011 They decided to undertake a project together creating the group Guitar Duo Jókaiová-Hnat and despite his short career, They are known internationally, and its varied repertoire ranges music from different eras and styles.

On the other hand, Also on Thursday, they will start the master classes of the teacher Alvaro Pierri to 10:00 hours in the CEU Cardenal Herrera University Elche. The squares of these classes were sold the first day they were published. Likewise, Carmen Ros, Eduardo Baranzano, Ricardo Barceló o Andrea de Vitis will be other artists that can be enjoyed over the next day Festival.

Segovia Festival

Of the 17 al 31 of July, he Festival Segovia (FS) again delight the audience after 40 years in which the best performers on the international scene have left their mark with unforgettable concerts. A Festival, endorsed by the 47 editions of his feature Chamber Music Week and the 21 its prestigious Festival Young, that integrate, bet big and young values ​​of the current music scene, with a program this year that delves into the roots of Spanish popular music, a hymn to the deepest verses of our culture, flamenco, always present in the FS, without forgetting the jazz, fusion music, choral music or dance. Everything that we live and dream in a present in constant motion that can not shake their memories or remain oblivious to their surroundings and to the evolution of its forms.

historical nooks and full of references where the acoustics are spectacular, as San Juan de los Caballeros Zuloaga Museum, Cathedral, Patio de Armas El Alcázar, large venues that host a large audience as the Plaza del Azoguejo or more gathered for a piano recital, as the Casino of the Union, They will dress gala to revive the public moments of enjoyment in a city born for living art.

Inaugurating the Festival, on Sunday 17 July the Cathedral will host the voices of Lexington Singers, directed since 18 years Jefferson Johnson, one of the most prestigious choirs of Kentucky and one of the oldest community choirs USA. Composed by 50 singers, Americans will perform spiritual and sacred music.

Directed by Andrew Gourlay, "One of the great emerging directors and artists of the future", as augured BBC Music Magazine, member Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra to orders Claudio Abbado, and already with a path where operatic engagements overabundant, the Symphony Orchestra of Castilla and Leon, celebrating their 25 anniversary, will offer in the Plaza del Azoguejo (21 of July) a concert to heighten the mood: An American in Paris, from Gershwin; "Interlude" y "Danza" of the visual breve of Failure, and Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, on. 55 "Heroica", from Beethoven.

From flamenco, the great Carmen Linares, accompanied by the elegant piano Pablo Suárez, the swing of contrabass Josemi Garzón and the brilliant percussion Karo Sampela, will present "verse by verse" (22 July in El Alcázar): a project that shows the musical identity of the singer as the only voice of contemporary flamenco and his passion for poetry in Spanish to rediscover a repertoire of verses, reflections and songs of García Lorca, Miguel Hernandez Y Juan Ramon Jimenez. A recital of song and poetry where the musical dialogue between voice and instruments reveal the dimension of flamenco music as authentic and versatile. Born flamenco voice of Andalusia, the first loneliness, the first cry on the first night ...

After experimenting in his Lookingback project with the composer hunch Chopin, the breath of Renaissance and Baroque repertoires or song concert, Andreas Prittwitz, creator able to claim both musical excellences of Renaissance culture as improvised jazz, also it stirs the roots of flamenco to shake hands with the old and baroque music in a unique concert. And it is this virtuoso saxophonist, clarinetist and exclusive interpreter of the recorder has for years indulging distant repertoires to give them a new skin and new thinking. Here I am completely different "baroque Zambra" in Segovia with the musician joins two worlds, different times, different roots, different timbres and instruments coexist during this concert (29 July in El Alcázar). Chacona, bulería, Folio, tanguillo, Bach, soleá, Vivaldi, fandango, Henry Purcell and toná ... Eva Durán singing and Jorge Enrique García countertenor, Mario Montoya to touch and Ramiro Morales with the baroque guitar, and "conciliators" elements, Joan Espina and Andreas Prittwitz, violin and winds, all united by the contrabass Roberto Terron.

The lyrical song is an essential genre in and for Spanish culture is something that evidence the acclaimed Maria Jose Montiel, National Music Award 2015, one of the best mezzo-sopranos of our country, Segovia protagonist of "Velvet", a recital (23 July in El Alcázar) With which, with pianist Michael Estelrich, will tour the Spanish popular music as a sign of that sentimental spirit where he found the tribute to unrequited love or desired. Subjects of Failure, Turina, Granados, Villa Lobos, Ovalle, E. Halffter, A. Thomas, Debussy, Saint-Säens O R. Hahn make up the repertoire of this opera singer and recitalist-an international recognition of the great interpreters of Carmen today, role incarnated in more than 90 sometimes with great success- which he is capable of setting up an entire audience thanks to the perfection of his technique, its bright timbre, his musical and dramatic versatility and wide tessitura voice.

From jazz, Patricia Kraus He looks back on itself again through the songs that have accompanied her throughout her life. With an unmistakable personal style, and with a band of excellent international musicians, Segovia surrender to your voice thanks to a concert that will be including songs from their latest album ECOS and former DIVAZZ. A set of versions and own subjects impregnated with the harmonies of R&B, Jazz and Soul, They are offering such an intimate live as spectacular (30 July in the Garden of Zuloaga).

Between the Renaissance and Baroque, to Romanticism. 47 Camera Week

A different look for an audience that can also stroll through chamber music, why it defined for already 47 years FS, and which this year also bet on the music of the early seventeenth century, an eruption of musical expression, the time of the first operas Peri, Monteverdi Y Cavalli, and basso continuo, Sonata for solo and "virtuous", as Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Mealli, one of the first composers of sonatas for violin, bassoon virtuoso as Bartolome de Selma and Salaverde, composers such as Diego Ortiz, Salamone Rossi, Aurelio Virgiliano, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, the Italian Carlo Gesualdo or contemporary Michelangelo Rossi. All this hand Audi Alter (Maria Martinez Ayerza, recorders; Petri value, bassoon, baroque bassoon and recorders; Petros Paukkunen, organ), training created to promote one of the most innovative and valuable repertoire of the history of Western music: he Stylus Phantasticus. A style of instrumental music of the seventeenth century characterized by the use of a varied expressive palette, great contrasts and an unknown compositional freedom so far (25 July in the Cathedral).

Ignacio Prego, one of the most important of its generation clavecinistas, will delight the audience with a concert in which he will play the Goldberg variations from Bach (26 July in San Juan de los Caballeros). High degree of virtuosity, crossing hands and use of two keyboards. Fantasy and order for a concert an hour and a half of a technique that verges perfection and musical passion.

Trio Arriaga, Likewise, will hold thanks to the collaboration of Spanish Cultural Action (AC / E)- a tribute to Granados Y Shostakovich (27 July in San Juan de los Caballeros) in an intimate but no less splendid concert. Concerts in the best European festivals and accompanied the vast majority of Spanish orchestras and some of the best European, Trio Arriaga is the meeting point of three musicians of recognized standing and where paths converge their solísticas. More than 25 Albums, some labels like Sony NAXOS or, and multiple awards won, the guarantee as a trio of reference of his generation with an exquisite filling and beautiful sonority.

Copies Women

The word that wrote Cervantes to describe their women in their exemplary Novels, comedies and Don Quijote of La Mancha, illustrated guide and music originally composed to commemorate his figure in the fourth centenary of his death six composers from Spain and America, from the perspective of four centuries of historical distance, glossed singularities of some of the female characters created by Cervantes. On this issue in the musical cervantinas Women, Hand actor Manuel Galiana, the middle María Rodríguez Cusí Y Marisa Blanes the piano, directed by Luciano González Sarmiento. Women who try to be "masters" themselves, "Exemplary women" that are protected from hostility and social conventions and moral. Women vindicate her identity with a voice that becomes word and music (24 July in El Alcázar).

On another exciting woman, a revolutionary dance and life, Carmen Tórtola Valencia (1882-1955), admired by Valle Inclan, Perez de Ayala, Gomez de la Seine O D'Annunzio, Pirandello O Marta Graham, Clara will deepen the dancer Tortola Valencia Good, eternal woman. Turtledove is narrating his life with poetry of artists and intellectuals of the generation of 98 his art inspired, on a musical background of some of the compositions she danced and provide entry to their dances (28 July in San Juan de los Caballeros). Thus occupy dance, Likewise, a privileged place in the FS, also hand Uniqart Dance Company, neoclassical ballet company created by former dancers Béjart Ballet Lausanne Iker Murillo, Marsha Rodríguez and acclaimed Russian choreographer Vitali Sanfrokine. Part of his philosophy is condensed in its motto: "Creating art in unique locations" (31 July in the Garden of Zuloaga). And the statement submitted by the House of Dance of Logroño "Perpetuum mobile" of Josep Aznar It will make us dream moments in the hand of the international dance festivals visited us in summer. The file that these photographs, for dance, is the best legacy we always will witness the brilliant moments that dance offered in our country (From the 20 July at the College of Architects).

Music and emotions family

For young audiences accompanied by adults, the characteristic traditional Family Concert (24 July in San Juan de los Caballeros) It will focus on music and emotions to speak of love for music and teamwork, and supplemented with a small workshop tools and plastic creation. The mysterious artifact is a musical story in a written act Patricia García Sánchez in which sound tracks of Romeo and Juliet Prokofiev adapted for chamber ensemble. The representation will feature the author as narrator, and interpreters Gemma Romero (piano), Cristina Garcia (flute), Beatriz Alonso (fagot) Y Fran Cabanillas (saxo).

The commitment to young hopefuls

But one of the characteristics of the FS is its commitment to the promising young Spanish music scene, and the FS would not be such without its Youth Festival, that fulfills 21 years, a section through which will announce the winners talent 19 Santa Cecilia Piano Prize of Don Juan de Borbon Foundation and the winners of the competitions Intercentros Melómano, Pedro Bote Promises Young Award and Violoncello Jaime Dobato Benavente, concerts free access.

Twenty concerts, so that, for a festival aimed at all types of audience eager to enjoy good music, with prices ranging from gratuity (he 40% concerts are free access until full capacity), 3€ and 20 €.

Guitar Festival

El certamen ilicitano se consolida cada vez más como una cita ineludible tanto para jóvenes promesas como para guitarristas consolidados.

Se ha presentado la XVIII edición of the Festival de Guitarra “Ciutat d’Elx”, organized by the Asociación de Guitarristas Música Abierta, que se celebrará en Elche of the 20 al 28 of July. El acto ha contado con la presencia de Patricia Maciá, concejala de Cultura del Ayuntamiento de Elche, and with Manuel Gómez Ortigosa, director del Festival de Guitarra “Ciutat d’Elx”.

Manuel Gómez se ha mostrado especialmente satisfecho por la gran aceptación de los cursos y concursos, “este año se impartirán more of 46 sesiones a alumnos procedentes de toda España y de países como Alemania, Austria, Eslovenia, Italy, Slovakia, Poland, Corea y Francia. También ha destacado el número de participantes en los concursos, que hasta la fecha son en total 27 people.

Además el responsable del Festival ha querido destacar la importancia de los patrocinadores, as the Ayuntamiento de Elche, Cajamar, Centro Comercial L’Aljub, y la colaboración de la CEU Cardenal Herrera University, Compás or the certamen de Petrer among others, que un año más han renovado su apoyo y confianza con este festival.

On the other hand, todos los conciertos del Festival de Guitarra se celebrarán este año en el Claustro de San José y serán gratuitos con tres excepciones: el concierto de Álvaro Pierri, Friday 22; Carmen Ros, Saturday 23 and Thursday 28, with Baranzano – Barceló, todos ellos con un coste de 5 euros. Las entradas se podrán comprar una hora antes del concierto en la puerta de acceso al Claustro de San José. En relación a los courses, todos ellos se impartirán en las dependencias de la Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera de Elche.

El director del Festival ha señalado que el galardón que se propuso como novedad el año pasado, se mantendrá, de modo que en esta edición también contará con el Audience Award, distinción que otorgarán los asistentes que acudan a la final del XIII Concurso de Guitarra “Ciutat d’Elx” y que tendrá una dotación de 300 euros. Otras de las importantes actividades programadas dentro del festival son las conferencias, talleres y encuentros. Este año se contará con Ricardo Barceló que en su conferencia taller hablará sobre losAspectos técnicos de la interpretación musical guitarrística: la biomecánica al servicio del arte” Y Maribel Alcolea que tratará la “Didáctica de la guitarra a edades tempranas”. Estas actividades tendrán lugar en las instalaciones del CEU Cardenal Herrera.

Como dato curioso dentro de las actividades del certamen, se realizará el curso “La guitarra sin partitura”, que será gratuito para los inscritos a las clases magistrales, pero abierto a todo el que lo desee, for precio de 20 euros. Tendrá lugar el Monday 24 from 16:00 a 19:00 hours, también en el CEU Cardenal Herrera. Este especial curso será impartido por Arturo Palenzuela (alumno de Felix Santos, uno de los mejores guitarrista de jazz de reconocido prestigio internacional).

The XVIII edition of the Guitar Festival "City of Elche” comenzará el miércoles, 20 of July, with Slovenian Jaka Klun, to 21.30 horas en el Claustro de San José. La entrada a este concierto será gratuita. This was the guitarist ganador del año pasado del Concurso Internacional de Guitarra “Ciutat d’Elx” y pese a su juventud cuenta con una gran experiencia en concursos y ha recibido clases de algunos de los más destacados maestros de la guitarra como: Paolo Pegoraro, Stefano Viola and Alvaro Pierri, among others.

Benjamin Zander

The prestigious director Benjamin Zander runs Tuesday, 21 of June, to 20.00 hours, to Young Philharmonic Boston at a concert in the Symphony Hall of Centro Cultural Miguel Delibes. Tickets are generally priced 5 euros and only 3 euros for youth card holders. The program also works orchestra 'In Crescendo', one of the initiatives of socio area OSCyL which is a pioneer in Spain.

Benjamin Zander is known worldwide for his work as head of the Boston Philharmonic (U.S) Since the year 1979, but also for his charisma and his speeches on motivation. Considered one of the most influential people in current thinking, Zander is also the director of the Youth Orchestra. His recording of the 9th of Mahler He was nominated Grammy Award 2010 Best Orchestral Performance.

Young Philharmonic Orchestra Boston (Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, BPYO) It was driven by self Zander. Her older sister, the Filmarmónica Orchestra Boston is considered one of the top five orchestras in the United States. After the performance of the Youth Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in 2013, The New York Times considered it as one of the most talented young bands of the moment.


In his Spanish tour, Young Philharmonic brings to Boston 120 musicians, from among 12 Y 21 years, with a program including the Symphony 5 from Tchaikovski. Miguel Delibes Auditorium forms, with Madrid, Tarrasa (Barcelona) and Granda, scenarios where they will perform in Spain. Among its highlights the young musicians solo 17 years, Leland Ko, who began playing the cello at the 3 years and the 9 he played as soloist for the first time with the Symphony Orchestra Rivers.

Before, Zander open conference on leadership and motivation

On Tuesday, in which Europe celebrates Music Day, and before the concert, Benjamin Zander offer before open to the public talk at the Chamber Hall of the Cultural Center Miguel Delibes, between the 9.30 and the 11.30 hours, Leadership and motivation. In fact, to his long musical career, Zander joins its international prestige as a speaker. He has been on several occasions, keynote speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos. His book 'The Art of Possibility', which he co-authored with leading psychotherapist Rosamund Zander, It has been translated into dozens of languages.



David Afkham, principal director, and the National Orchestra of Spain they will board next Sunday 12 of June, in the last Discover of this season, the demanding symphony No.. 5 de Dmitri Shostakovich (St. Petersburg, 1906 – Moscow, 1975), score autobiographical overtones crossed by the drama lived and passed by the composer on charges of making an anti-popular music in the former Soviet Union.

In 2014, the National Orchestra and Choir of Spain launched the Discover concerts, initiative designed for families, as a new formula to bring symphonic music to everyone. Until now, a 14% of the public that attends a Discover had never come to an OCNE concert and the average age of the attendees has dropped by 13 years. "We have managed to attract a different audience, familiar, with children, breaking down the barriers that exist when it is said that classical music is not consumed because it is not understood”, states Felix Alcaraz, artistic and technical director of the National Orchestra and Choir.

The Discover are concerts by 40 minutes, introduced by a narrator, Luis Angel de Benito, which reveals with the help of the orchestra some details of the work, while the children between 3 Y 8 years have fun in the Pintasonic, a stimulating workshop that promotes children's creativity through music and in which musicians take part, educators and visual artists. At the end, the public has the opportunity to dialogue with the musicians.

Discover… Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony 12 June 2016 / 12:00
National Music Auditorium (c / Príncipe de Vergara 146, Madrid)
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony no. 5, in D minor, opus 47

The ticket price includes the previous talk by Luis Ángel de Benito and a drink at the end of the concert. This concert is linked to the Pintasonic workshop, The meeting point for the activity is the foyer of the Symphony Hall at 11:45 h. Pintasonic is a free activity and a Discover ticket gives the option of a place in Pintasonic. Ticket prices from € 15 to € 27.


“Many consider, simply, the greatest pianist alive” The Independent.

Two of the crucial representatives of the Russian school of pianistics today appear this beginning of June in the cycle Great Performers of the Fundación Scherzo: Grigori Sokolov Y Elisso Virsaladze. The first is considered one of the greatest living pianists and in recent times, It is according to most critics, is at the zenith of his already long career.

He was born in Saint Petersburg (then Leningrad) in 1950. It was there that he trained musically at the conservatory and gave his first recital in the city to the 12 years. With only 16 won the International Competition Chaikovski of Moscow and his candidacy was defended by the president of the jury, Emil Gilels. But, while numerous winners of the contest in other editions set out to quickly achieve world fame, Sokolov's trip was restricted. Other Soviet artists fled to the West in search of greater personal freedom, but the interpreter preferred to stay in Leningrad and focus on his art. It was only after the fall of the Iron Curtain that it began to enjoy wider international recognition..

He has worked with orchestras such as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, New York Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala and Philharmonics Moscow and St. Petersburg.
A few years ago he decided to dedicate his entire activity to recitals. A) Yes, He performs regularly at the Vienna Konzerthaus, la Philharmonie of Berlín, el Théâtre des Champs Elysees París, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Zurich Tonhalle, the Philharmonia Warsaw, the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, the Milan Conservatory, the Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome, La Fenice in Venice, as well as rooms Munich, Hamburg, Barcelona, Stockholm, Helsinki, Lisboa, Luxembourg, el Festival Piano, Colmar Festival and the Festival of La Roque d'Anthéron.
Sokolov es artista exclusivo de Deutsche Grammophon. After his debut on the label in 2015 with his Salzburg Recital, which was very successful and was the best-selling classical music album that season, his new album, that appeared in january, collects some of the last pieces of Schubert, like the Impromptus or the powerful sonata of Beethoven, ‘Hammerklavier’.
He has performed in 17 occasions in the Cycle of Great Performers and always transformed each concert into one of the sublime appointments on the calendar. As commented Rubén Amón after his last appearance on the Scherzo poster, humanity is divided into two categories: "Those who heard Sokolov at the National Auditorium last night and those who didn't".

Monday 6 June at 19:30hours at the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid.

Arabic op. 18
First and major on. 17
2 Nocturnes op. 32
Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, On. 35

Juanjo Mena

Juanjo Mena will offer a concert, which will take place next week, in front of the Berliner Philharmoniker. Incluye obras de Debussy, Ginastera Y Manuel de Falla, solo Marie-Pierre Langlamet Y Raquel Lojendio.

Juanjo Mena (Vitoria, 1965), is the director of the BBC Philharmonic now, and one of the Spanish conductors with a stronger international career. He has conducted prestigious orchestras, including the Orchester National de France, la Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Dinamarca, Nueva York Philharmonic, Orquesta Filarmonica della Scala. Pronto, dirigirá la Filarmónica de Berlín – Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, entre otras orquestas del mundo.

Juanjo Mena

Caurteto Casals

La Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León ofrecerá el viernes 15 And the saturday 16 de abril su concierto de abono número 14, con un programa que cuenta en dos de sus obras con un cuarteto de cuerda como conjunto solista, algo que no es habitual en un concierto sinfónico. En este caso es el Cuarteto Casals, un grupo de prestigio internacional que ha ganado el Premio de la Crítica Alemana (2014) y actuado en salas como el Concertgebouw de Ámsterdam o el Carnegie Hall de Nueva York, así como en los más conocidos festivales (Salzburg, Lucerne, Bath, Schleswig-Holstein…). Meanwhile, Daniel Stabrawa presenta unas brillantísimas credenciales gracias a su larguísima carrera como concertino de la Berlin Philharmonic since the years 80 —época del mítico Herbert von Karajan— hasta la actualidad. Stabrawa actuará, para la ocasión, solo, director y concertino director, lo que pone de manifiesto una gran versatilidad.

El Rondó para violín y orquesta de Franz Schubert es un raro pero muy agradecido comienzo. compound 1816 probablemente para ser interpretado junto al hermano del compositor, Schubert nunca lo vio publicado. En esta obra predomina el ambiente lírico y cantábile, que tampoco es ajeno al clima que transmite el Concierto para cuarteto y orquesta de Martinu, obra compuesta en 1931 para el histórico Cuarteto Pro Arte y que adopta la forma barroca del concerto grosso, aunque los instrumentos del grupo solista dialogan con los de la orquesta como si fueran uno solo, y no un conjunto de individualidades.

Es difícil encontrar una temporada sinfónica en la que falte alguna sinfonía de Beethoven. En esta ocasión se interpretará la Cuarta, obra terminada en un año profesionalmente difícil para el autor, ya que su ópera Leonora había sido retirada y sus relaciones familiares no pasaban por su mejor momento. Esta situación algo oscura tiene su reflejo en algunos pasajes de la Cuarta, aunque en el pasado se la ha considerado como una especie de intermedio ligero entre esos dos grandes hitos llamados Tercera y Quinta. Hoy día, esta percepción se tiene por inexacta, cuando no completamente injusta: se trata de una obra honda, apasionada, de enorme vigor y magnífica solidez constructiva “a la alemana”, gracias a la que pequeñas células temáticas son aprovechadas al máximo para levantar una gran forma orgánica.

Este concierto es el decimocuarto de Abono de la temporada 2015-2016 de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León. tickets, con precios que oscilan entre los 7 and the 29 euros, They can be purchased at the box offices of CCMD, from 18.00 a 21.00 hours; at the Center of Tourist Resources Acera de Recoletos, from 09.30 a 13.30 hours; y en www.auditoriomigueldelibes.com. On Friday, la OSCyL recibirá a los abonados que posean el Abono Bienvenida y a los de la ruta de Proximidad de Salamanca, mientras que el sábado podrán asistir los aficionados que tengan acceso a las rutas de proximidad de Tordesillas y Segovia.

Román Fernández

El estreno de la obra seleccionada se enmarca dentro de las actividades previstas para la celebración del 25 Aniversario de la Symphony Orchestra of Castilla and Leon, diseñadas por la Consejería de Cultura y Turismo, que tendrán lugar en la temporada 2016-2017. For this reason, se convocó un concurso, cuyas bases contemplaban que la obra seleccionada sería compuesta por un autor nacido o afincado en Castilla y León, y que sería dirigida, en dicha temporada, por el director titular de la orquesta, Andrew Gourlay.

El proceso de selección de las obras se llevó a cabo dividido en dos fases. On the one hand, se abrió un periodo de selección, dirigido a compositores nacidos o afincados en Castilla y León. Estos compositores enviaron una obra para orquesta (sin solistas, ni coro) representativa de su producción. Una vez terminado el plazo, el director titular, Andrew Gourlay, realizó una preselección de las obras presentadas. Concluida esta fase, Gourlay, junto con los profesores de la OSCyL, estudiaron las obras preseleccionadas y, later, se eligió al compositor ganador. In this way, Román Fernández Escalera ha recibido el encargo de la obra definitiva que será estrenada para la temporada 2016/2017.

Este compositor nació en 1987 y comenzó sus estudios superiores de composición y percusión en el conservatorio superior “Rafael Orozco”, de Córdoba, que concluyeron con premio extraordinario fin de carrera. Currently, está estudiando un máster de composición instrumental contemporánea en el centro superior Katarina Gurska, in Madrid, bajo la tutela de los prestigiosos compositores Alberto Posadas Y Aureliano Cattaneo.

Ha trabajado con prestigiosas formaciones, y su música ha conseguido diversos galardones, como el primer premio en “Le note Ritrovate Composition Competition” (Fifth edition) celebrado en Avellino (Italy); el primer premio en el concurso “Fac quod agis” (segunda edición), celebrado en Segovia; o como finalista en el concurso de arreglos organizado por el Ensemble Shuffle Concert de Nueva York. Fernández Escalera también posee estudios de dirección de orquesta, que ha desarrollado con grandes directores como Miguel Romea, Lorenzo Ramos, Octav Calleya o Miguel Romero, among others. Ha dirigido formaciones como la Orquesta de Córdoba, la Orquesta Sinfónica “Verum” o la Orquesta del C.S.M. “Rafael Orozco” de Córdoba.

Entre sus proyectos más inmediatos, centrados en la composición y la dirección, destaca el estreno de Recuerdos II para fagot y percusión por parte de la prestigiosa fagotista Lorelei Dowling, integrante del Ensemble Klangforum Wien, and percussionist Christian Dierstein, del Ensemble Recherche. También está pendiente el estreno de Primera mañana de otoño para tuba por parte del tubista Pedro Delegido Calero; así como otro estreno, unido a su grabación: that of Recuerdos I para clarinete en si bemol, cello and piano. On the other hand, entre sus proyectos también destaca la interpretación como director de la obra Lunar Pierrot, from Arnold Schoenberg, por parte de un conjunto creado to this.

Román Fernández Escalera reside en Valladolid y compagina su compromiso laboral como profesor de Armonía y Didáctica musical a tiempo parcial, en el Conservatorio profesional “Marcos Redondo” de Ciudad Real, con sus estudios de máster y el resto de su actividad profesional como compositor y director.


"We live in an era that goes against classical music, because to play it you have to be silent. The true essence of classical music is silence " ARKADI VOLODOS.
The Russian interpreter, Arkadi Volodos, actuates the 15 March 21st season in the Great Performers of Scherzo cycle with a recital at the National Auditorium of Music in which he will perform works by Brahms and Schubert. The pianist also offer the 17 March a lecture at the Royal Conservatory of Music, open to all public.

Volodos has already gone through this same scenario, within the cycle organized by the Fundación Scherzo, at other times. The last one took place in 2013. This edition, which opened last 2 February Ivo Pogorelich, It includes 11 recitals, plus three master classes open to the public by the Volodos own, Paul Lewis Y Till Fellner. The next concert, to be held 5 of April, It will feature performances of Grigori Sokolov.

The master class offered by the famous pianist will take place on 17 of March, to 18 hours, at the Royal Conservatory of Music (Calle Doctor Mata, 2) and will focus on students at the school and the Queen Sofía College of Music. But the act is open to the public, as well as musicians interested.
Volodos (St. Petersburg, 1972) is, undoubtedly, one of today's most prominent and important pianists. His virtuosity and keyboard technique have exalted him as one of the musicians reference, although it dispenses his performances, with about fifty concerts a year. Between concerts, Russian interpreter let stand notes and reflect on their work. Hence, asserting that silence is an essential part of his art. Since coming to Madrid, mid nineties, to study under the command of Dimitri Bashkhirov, Volodos has a close relationship with Spain. In fact, his latest album is dedicated to the Catalan composer Federico Mompou, a disc that has a transcription yours.

Volodos began studying singing and direction. But it was in 1987 when he made firm the option of learning the piano. He went through the St. Petersburg Conservatory and continued his training in Paris with Jacques Rouvier. In the Queen Sofía College of Music, the outstanding pianist was instructed by Bashkhirov, who thoroughly focused on the preparation of which has been dubbed the XXI century Horowitz.

In 1996 He debuted in New York. Since then, Volodos has given recitals throughout the world with major orchestras, between them, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Israel, the Philharmonia, Royal Concertgebouw, the Munich Philharmonic, Dresden Staatskapelle, the Boston Symphony and Chicago Symphony. All run by artists of the stature of Myung-Whun Chung, Lorin Maazel, Valery Gergiev, James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Semyon Bychkov O Riccardo Chailly. Frequently, Volodos acts at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Pilharmonie Berlin, Musikverein in Viena y el Théâtre des Champs-Élysées de París; as well as other prestigious halls in Europe, United States and Japan.

Since 1998, Sony Classical label publishes its performances, within a catalog that includes recitals with Sonatas Schubert or works Rachmaninov, in addition to live performances with the Berlin Philharmonic, under the direction of James Levine or the First Piano Concerto Tchaikovsky, under the direction of Seiji Ozawa. His album Volodos plays Liszt was named Editor's Choice by Gramophone magazine. Got, Likewise, Diapason d'Or and the ECHO-Klassik prize. In 2010, Gramophone highlighted the CD which contained his recital at Musikverein as the best instrumental album of the year.

In this last stage, the acclaimed Russian pianist has devoted much of his concerts Federico Mompou plays Mompou -Volodos (2013)- he received numerous awards in France, Germany and the UK, again as the Diapason d'Or, Choc Classic, echo Klassik 2014 and Gramophone Award. Two seasons ago also he accompanied the Danish Symphony on tour in Spain, giving recitals in Zaragoza, Madrid, Vitoria and Valencia.



The last three concerts of the cycle Delibes + XXI will take place on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 of March, in the Chamber Hall of Centro Cultural Miguel Delibes. The cycle has also developed in the Museum of Human Evolution, in Burgos, framed in a context of collaboration between the cultural facilities of the Junta de Castilla y León. A) Yes, Delibes + XXI has reached through the MEH Symphony Orchestra of Castilla and Leon, to bring the public some of the works of contemporary repertoire of chamber music, hand formations awarded at the First International Chamber Music Competition of Castilla y Leon.

The third cycle of concerts Delibes + XXI will take place on Saturday 12 at CCMD, and will feature performances of ARUNDOSQuintett, performing works by Ligeti (six bagatelles) Y Nielsen (Wind Quintet), and with him Pyntia Ensemble, which will offer works Bernstein (Piano Trio), Scarlatti (two sonatas) Y Butler (American Rounds). These two formations act the next day, Sunday 13, with the same program, at the Museum of Human Evolution, in Burgos.

ARUNDOSquintett was the winner of the international chamber music competitions 'Antón García April 2014' and '2015 Castilla y Leon'. In May 2015, this group appeared in a live broadcast on Radio as part of WDR3 known as Open Auditions'. With its extensive repertoire, this set of wind has been scucharse in various chamber music events, It is including the Philharmonie Köln series, Radio station WDR (in Cologne), and Beethovenhaus (in Bonn). All members of the quintet act as chamber musicians, and regular solo and with orchestras apari¬ciones.

Meanwhile, the Pyntia Ensemble is a young formation chamber music originated in the vicinity of the Conservatory of Salamanca and early OSCyL 2015. In his first months of life she reached the final at the First International Chamber Music Competition of Castilla y Leon, and the Special Prize for the best group of Castilla y Leon, which he helped launch the group on stage. The personal link between its members and the open character of the group carried Pyntia Ensemble to explore new ways of presenting classical music, playing with the boundaries between classical music and popular music, formality and informality at concerts ... The mixture thus becomes one of his vitals.

El Cadaqués Ensemble Orquesta y Master without hammer

In order to promote and disseminate contemporary music, the Cadaqués Orchestra He created the Cadaqués Orchestra Ensemble ago 25 years, in which this group has premiered works Xavier Montsalvatge, Jesús Rueda, Hèctor Parra, Jesus Torres, Luis de Pablo O Joan Guinjoan, among others. In his recent performances include participation in the last five seasons National Dissemination Center Musical (CNDM) and cycles of contemporary music of the BBVA Foundation (Bilbao), L’Auditori (Barcelona) and the Government of Andalusia in Granada and Seville, under the direction of Vasily Petrenko, Alejandro Posada, Sunday Hindoyan Y Jaime Martin.
In this case, the group will perform on Sunday 13 a program that includes works by Cristobal Halffter (trunks, for solo flute), Claudio Prieto (Rapsodia gitana, for solo guitar), Hèctor Parra (Mineral Life II, Viola single) Y Polo Vallejo (touch, percussion). The second part will be occupied by the famous work Pierre Boulez The master without hammer (The hammer ownerless). This is an emblematic composition of what was later musical vanguard World War II. A milestone not only for its indisputable quality, but also by the ability to astonish even those who do not feel very comfortable with the music that proliferated in the second half of the last century. This work really marked an era, and it was described by Stravinski after its release in 1955 as the 'most significant work of this new era in music'.


El ciclo está compuesto por cuatro conciertos que tendrán lugar en el Centro Cultural Miguel Delibes con variadas propuestas de artistas, autores y estilos. Entre algunas de sus propuestas figuran obras de repertorio del siglo XX interpretado junto a música de Bach; una obra de estreno para la flautista en residencia del CCMD Clara Andrada; el homenaje a Pierre Boulez o la participación de los ganadores del I Concurso Internacional de Música de Cámara de Castilla y León, así como el homenaje al recientemente fallecido compositor palentino Claudio Prieto.

El Centro Cultural Miguel Delibes presenta el sábado 5 de marzo el primero de los conciertos que componen el nuevo ciclo Delibes + XXI, puesto en marcha por la Consejería de Cultura y Turismo en este espacio artístico de la capital vallisoletana. El objetivo de esta propuesta musical es destacar, y con ello apoyar, el repertorio nacional e internacional de los siglos XX y XXI. Los conciertos se desarrollarán en la sala de cámara del CCMD y las entradas ya están a la venta.

El primero de los conciertos se celebrará el sábado 5 of March, con una propuesta ecléctica que recorre el repertorio desde Bach hasta nuestros tiempos, pasando por el Concierto para violín de Kurt Weill. Grandes artistas jóvenes pero ya valorados, como Clara Andrada, artista en residencia del CCMD, O Iñaki Estrada, se unen al violinista Gordan Nikolic. Además se contará con el pincel escénico de la artista plástica vallisoletana Amaya Bombín. Se interpretará una obra de estreno de Iñaki Estrada, compositor y profesor del Conservatorio Superior de Música de Salamanca, compuesta para la flautista Clara Andrada.

Las siguientes citas contarán con las actuaciones de los grupos ganadores del I Concurso Internacional de Música de Cámara de Castilla y León: Cosmos Quartet Y Quartet Neuma, on Sunday 6 March and ARUNDOSQuintett Y Pyntia Ensemble, Saturday 12 of March. En estos dos conciertos los artistas ofrecerán páginas brillantes del repertorio contemporáneo, periodo de gran producción camerística, con obras de autores como Gyögy Ligeti, Josep Valls, Andrey Rubtsov, Eugène Bozza, Anthony Girard, Anze Rozman, Leonard Bernstein o Martin Butler, en perfecta armonía con otras de autores de épocas tan dispares como Domenico Scarlatti, Enrique Granados, Carl Nielsen O Felix Mendelssohn. Se trata de una gran ocasión para poder escuchar obras de un repertorio no muy habitual y a la vez asimilar las relaciones que tienen con otros autores del Barroco, Clasicismo, Romanticismo o incluso el siglo XX, en programas creados ‘ex profeso’ por estos grupos donde la variedad en la elección de las obras siempre tiene una conexión y una razón de ser.

On Sunday 13 de marzo tendrá lugar el último de los conciertos a cargo del Ensemble Orquesta de Cadaqués, que rendirá homenaje al recientemente fallecido Pierre Boulez, interpretando su obra Le marteau sans maître. El compositor y director francés es una de las principales figuras en el arte musical del siglo XX. En este concierto se ofrecerá una de sus grandes obras, The master without hammer [The hammer ownerless], un ciclo de nueve piezas, vocales e instrumentales estrenada con éxito en 1956. further, se rendirá un homenaje al compositor palentino Claudio Prieto, también recientemente fallecido, que logró gran reconocimiento después de estudiar con grandes compositores del siglo XX como Petrassi, Maderna, Ligeti O Stockhausen, y de componer obras que permanecen en el repertorio, como su famoso Solo a solo para flauta y guitarra y cuya música ha sido interpretada por orquestas como la Sinfónica de Chicago o Sinfónica de Londres, lo que da idea de su proyección internacional.

Javier Perianes

Javier Perianes llega a una de las citas cruciales en su gira por Estados Unidos el próximo 10 de Marzo. Su regreso al Carnegie Hall in New York. Será su primera colaboración junto al director granadino Pablo Heras-Casado, titular de la Orquesta de St. Luke’s, con un programa netamente español que incluye Las Noches en los Jardines de España de Manuel de Falla. Este tour por Norteamérica de 15 concerts (Fort Worth Symphony, Florida, Boston Symphony, St. Luke´s Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony y Chicago Symphony) confirma la presencia cada vez más habitual del pianista español en los escenarios americanos, donde volverá este verano junto a la Filarmónica de Nueva York (Vail Festival) y la Orquesta de Cleveland (Bloosom Festival).

Todo dentro de una temporada en la que sus actuaciones a nivel internacional incluyen apariciones con orquestas como la London Philharmonic, Frankfurt Radio, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Festival Primavera de Praga, un mes de gira con diversas orquestas por Australia y Nueva Zelanda, así como su reciente actuación junto a la Royal Concertgebouw de Amsterdam y Semyon Bychkov en el ciclo Ibermúsica en Madrid con el Emperador de Beethoven.
Dentro de ese citado y prestigioso ciclo de Ibermúsica, Perianes debutará con la Filarmónica de Viena el próximo 26 of June (inauguración de la temporada 16/17) con el Concierto No. 4 from Beethoven next to Andres Orozco Estrada.

Previously, he 22 of June, aparecerá en el Festival de Granada con Royal Philharmonic Orchestra y Charles Dutoit con el Concierto en Sol de Ravel y rindiendo homenaje a Falla y sus Noches en los jardines de España en el centenario de su estreno.
National Music Award 2012, Javier Perianes has been described as "a pianist with impeccable and refined taste, endowed with an extraordinary sound warmth " (The Telegraph). His international career spans five continents, with presence in venues such as the Royal Festival Hall in London, Carnegie Hall in New York, el Théâtre des Champs Elysées in París, la Philharmonie of Berlín, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory or the Suntory Hall in Tokyo.
De la temporada 14/15 , highlights several prestigious debuts among which include the Orchester de Paris, Washington National Symphony, San Francisco Symphony y BBC Scottish. Invited by many leading directors in the world, Perianes has worked with teachers as Daniel Barenboim, Charles Dutoit, Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Daniel Harding, Yuri Temirkanov, Juanjo Mena, Lopez Cobos, Josep Pons, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Robin Ticciati, Thomas Dausgaard Y Vasily Petrenko.

Artista exclusivo del sello harmonia mundi. His album dedicated to Falla, It is including Nights in the Gardens of Spain and a selection of pieces for piano, He was nominated for a Latin Grammy 2012. More recently it hits the market a live recording of the Piano Concerto Grieg con la BBC Symphony Orchestra y el maestro Sakari Oramo. The Gramophone magazine pointed:"You have to be really brave to record the Grieg Piano Concerto […] but the young virtuoso interpretation of Spanish Javier Perianes is a brilliance and boldness such that virtually erases the memories of the past ". El disco de Grieg recibió, entre otros reconocimientos, el sello excepcional de Scherzo, el Editor’s Choice de Gramophone, así como el Choc de Clásica y el Choix de France Musique.

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Pablo Heras-Casado

Grenadian Director Pablo Heras-Casado (1977) will debut 30 from January 2016 with the Vienna Philharmonic in the programming of the Week of Mozart in Salzburg (Mozartwoche). The Spanish conductor has been the orchestra's first choice after the announcement of the retirement of Nikolaus Harnoncourt, that he has personally chosen the Spanish musician as his substitute. He will perform with a repertoire dedicated to Mendelssohn - Bartholdy in front of the orchestra as the first Spaniard to do so in the history of the orchestra after Placido Domingo lead her in a dance but not in a concert properly. Heras-Casado is a regular guest at this Mozart party in the cradle of the Austrian genius where in the next edition he will also direct the Camerata Salzburg on the day 26. Before his debut with the Philharmonic, The Granada-born musician will conduct Beethoven's Novena at the end of this month in the New Year's Concert with the Vienna Symphony on 30-31 Y 1 January in Vienna.

The conductor of the year 2014, by Musical America, Pablo Heras-Casado, enjoys an unusually diverse career spanning from great symphonic music to operatic repertoire, alternating interpretations historically well-founded and scores of art. He was appointed Principal Conductor of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s from New York since the season of 2012/13, as well as Principal Guest Director of the Teatro Real de Madrid in 2014.

Heras-Casado is a regular guest of symphony orchestras of Chicago and San Francisco, the Los Angeles Philharmonic,the Staatskapelle Berlin, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera.

In 2015/16 he returned to the Philharmonia Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the National Academy of Saint Cecilia and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. He made his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra; continued to collaborate with the Parisian Ensemble Intercontemporain, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and the Balthasar Neumann Chor & Ensemble. It appears regularly at the Salzburg Mozarteum, where he is invited every year for Mozartwoche.
His projects for this season include opera Rigoletto at the Metropolitan Opera in New York (October November 2015) in addition to ‘I due Foscari’ at the Teatro Real in July 2016.

In previous seasons he has conducted the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, la Concertgebouw Amsterdam, la Tonhalle-Orchester de Zurich, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Mahler Chamber. It has also been present in the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the Salzburg Festival and the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, in addition to returning regularly to the Lucerne Festival.
Heras-Casado recorded with harmonia mundi, así como con German Grammophon's Archiv Produktion, of which is ‘Ambassador Archiv’. He has received numerous awards for his albums, ECHO awards including three Klassic, un Price German Record Critics, dos Diapason d’Or y un Grammy Latino.

His recent releases with harmonia mundi include Schumann's Piano and Violin Concertos with Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov.. According to The New York Times it is one of the best recordings of the year while Forbes magazine placed it in their top 10. He also published symphonies of Schubert us. 3 Y 4 with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and Symphony No. 2 Mendelssohn with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. He has recorded an album for Archiv with the works of Jacob, Michael Jerome y, and an album to commemorate the legendary castrated singer and maestro Farinelli. He has also appeared on the release of Verdi's baritone arias for Sony with Plácido Domingo and on a Deutsche Grammophon DVD of 'Elixir de Amor’ de Donizetti de la Festspielhaus Baden-Baden.

Has Pablo Heras-Casado Medal of Honor of the Foundation Rodriguez Acosta. In February 2012 he received the Gold Medal of Merit of the City of Granada, your natal city, of which he is also an Honorary Ambassador and this November he was named the favorite son by the Diputación de Granada . June 2014 joined the Spanish charity Ayuda en Acción to support the cause of eradicating poverty and injustice from the world.

More information: http://pabloherascasado.com / http://www.harrisonparrott.com/artist/profile/pablo-heras-casado


It is published the first recording ever made in the Sistine Chapel with the record debut of the Sistine Chapel Choir - the oldest choir in the world. The disc "Cantate Domino" is published worldwide the 25 September 2015.

For the first time in history, the Vatican has opened the doors of the iconic Sistine Chapel for a recording studio with the Sistine Chapel Choir, the oldest choir in the world. The new album, Cantate Domino, which is a real milestone, captures the sounds of this extraordinary acoustics, with music performed by the choir of the pope himself. It will be published in German Grammophon he 25 of September.

The disc, which it has been realized thanks to special permission from the Vatican, It has written for the Sistine Chapel Choir music Palestrina, Jeffries Y Victoria during the Renaissance. There are also two pieces of Gregorian chant, world record paths besides first of the original version of the legendary Allegri Miserere (Sistine Codex 1661) Nunc dimittis and a Palestrina attributed to that still used during papal celebrations. Cantate Domino offers listeners the opportunity to hear these pieces as conceived by the composers: in Latin and in the context for which they were originally written.

In order to capture the magic, the mystery and beauty of this centuries-old music in such a unique setting, Deutsche Grammophon set up a studio specially built for the occasion inside the Chapel. The mixer was placed in an antechamber, next to the "Sala del Pianto" (where the newly elected pope gets his first papal attire). The producer nominated several times for a Grammy, Anna Barry, He described as "overwhelming privilege" to be among the frescoes Miguel Angel in the building that houses the papal conclaves. A recording sessions attended by dignitaries from the world of music and the Vatican, as Bartoli, Roberto Gabbiani and the Section for Relations with States of the Vatican.

The Sistine Chapel Choir consists of twenty thirty singers and choristers adult children. Among the singers baritone Mark Spyropoulos is, which it is the first British choir member full-time. The choir is directed by Massimo Palombella, who it was elected five years ago for the position by Pope Benedict. "The music that we recorded was created for papal celebrations in the Sistine Chapel and composers who wrote specifically for the choir of the Sistine Chapel", said Monsignor Palombella. "The Sistine Chapel was consecrated in 1483 and it has since been the seat of the papal choir. After an intense period of study and research of sacred music in the Renaissance and its aesthetic relevance, we have reached the time of the first commercial recording, in this extraordinary building and with this prestigious label. I hope that these masterpieces excited to millions of listeners around the world and connect them with historical culture and profound spirituality of the Catholic Church ".

"This extraordinary choir, who has served successive popes since the first centuries of Christianity, He has never previously made a commercial recording at its headquarters ", he claimed Mark Wilkinson, presidente de German Grammophon. "This very special album has the power, the beauty and excellence of having a truly global audience, and an audience beyond the confines and the traditional boundaries of classical music ".

Cantate Domino will be officially published in September during a press conference to be held in the Vatican City, shortly before the historic first visit of Pope Francis to the United States. His Holiness will receive the first copy of the disc.

Cantate Domino publishing is a prelude to the extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, A Holy Year declared by Pope Francisco that begins in December. During the last Holy Year in 2000, twenty-five million pilgrims visited Rome and the Vatican.

Max Richter - Sleep

Max Richter, one of Britain’s leading contemporary composers, has just released his new album, “SLEEP”. It is eight hours long (!) – and is actually and genuinely intended to send the listener to sleep. “It’s an eight-hour lullaby,” says its composer, Max Richter. The landmark work is scored for piano, strings, electronics and vocals – but no words. “It’s my personal lullaby for a frenetic world,” he says. “A manifesto for a slower pace of existence.”

The eight-hour version will be available as a digital album, and for those who prefer it, a one-hour adaptation of the work – “from SLEEP” – will be released on CD, vinyl, download, and streaming formats. “You could say that the short one is meant to be “listened” to and the long one is meant to be “heard while sleeping”,” says Richter, who describes the one-hour version as “a series of windows opening into the big piece”.


Of the 15 al 26 of July, he Festival Segovia (FS) will fulfill 40 years. 40 years of travel in which the best performers on the international scene have left their mark with unforgettable concerts. A Festival, endorsed by the 46 editions of his characteristic Chamber Music Week and 20 its Youth Festival, that integrate, bet big and young values ​​panorama of contemporary music, with a program that this year is a tribute to the essence of world music.

historical nooks and full of references where the acoustics are spectacular, like the Plaza de San Martín, the Garden of the Zuloaga, the Garden of the Mute, the Garden and the Patio of the College of Architects, San Juan de los Caballeros-Zuloaga Museum, Cathedral, the Church of San Nicolás, the Patio de Armas of El Alcázar and, for the first time, your La Galera Room, They will be dressed in music to make the public discover true jewels of chamber and symphonic music and at the same time offer Latin music concerts, zarzuela, fado, flamenco or even the characteristic barber shop music.

Inaugurating the Festival, Thursday 16 July, the Plaza de San Martín will be filled with Afro-Cuban music, Tropical harmonies and Latin rhythms thanks to one of the most outstanding Latin bands in the world - and the first authentically Afro-Cuban band in the United States-: Free time. Three-time Grammy nominee, has shared the poster and stage with figures such as Celia Cruz, Aretha Franklin, Gonzalo Rubalcaba or Paulito FG and His Elite, and is famous for its sophisticated tropical music and an irresistible and exciting combination of jazz harmonies., contemporary sounds and seductive Latin rhythms.

Dedicated to Guillermo Pastrana, Exceptional cellist and musician of exquisite sensitivity who has already been part of the Segovia Festival in past editions, the Castilla y León Orchestra (Friday 17 at 10:30 p.m.), directed on this occasion by the young Eduardo Portal, one of the most active and demanded directors today, will perform a repertoire to enjoy a colorful night in the Zuloaga Garden, headed by the work of David de Puerto "Fields of Taurus", that celebrates the rebirth of life in the fields and two of whose five movements come from two of the author's most intimate and beloved guitar pieces. further, viewers will be able to enjoy the most popular Symphonic Suite in Rimsky- Korsakov and the famous work of Russian orientalism: Scheherazade, inspired by One Thousand and One Nights. "A kaleidoscope of images from oriental fairy tales", as the author himself wrote and is collected in his Diary of my musical life.

further, in their quest to develop an eclectic program full of different genres, The FS will also offer an Anthology of the Zarzuela by Luis Olmos (Saturday 18 at 10:30 p.m.. in the Patio de Armas of El Alcázar). A journey through the wonders of the quintessential Spanish musical full of jewels like Luisa Fernanda, The Barberillo Lavapies, The Claveles, Doña Francisquita, etc., intertwined from the dramaturgy implicit in their texts and in their music, in order for the viewer to once again taste the Zarzuela in all its essence.

From traditional Portuguese music, The fados of one of the most beautiful voices of this genre will also arrive, with unusual vocal ability and one of the international ambassadors of fado around the world: Katia Guerreiro (Sunday 19 at 10:30 p.m.. in the Patio de Armas of El Alcázar), to present his latest album, "Until the end" (Until the end) made with the help of Tiago Bettencourt. His fado is characterized by a great lyrical richness and a tribute to contemporary Portuguese writers, singing to António Lobo Antunes or to poets Vasco Graça Moura Y Sophia de Mello Breyner, with a fresh fado, full of contemporary references.

Another of the unusual music that can be heard in the 40 FS is barbershop music (“Barbershop style”), that flourished between 1895 Y 1930 in United States, contributing to the configuration of American popular music along with other genres such as jazz, the blues or the gospel. An exclusively vocal style and four voices not mixed, with an especially attractive and entertaining sound and presentation for the viewer. This will be done by the Aftershave Quartet (Friday 24 at 10:30 p.m.. in the Zuloaga Garden), the best reference of the genre at the national level, that delves into the study of the most characteristic repertoire of the Barbershop, in a very original program with great technical difficulty.

From flamenco, the dancer Manuel Fdez. Montoya "El Carpeta" and the cantaor Miguel Flores Quirós "Capullo de Jerez" will delight the public with their show “Fuego & Earth" (Saturday 25 at 10:30 p.m.. in the Patio de Armas of El Alcázar), conceived with the purpose of uniting and enhancing the qualities of two great artists. A fusion of cante, dance and prose with brilliant staging. Likewise, one of the most relevant voices of recent years will arrive, with a solidity that scares of such haste and consistency and with a spirituality that, reportedly, touch the sky between whining and resounding flamenco scream: Argentina (Sunday 26 at 10:30 p.m.), on a journey through cante with the guitars of Jose Quevedo, The ball Y Eugenio Iglesias and the great bailaora Mary Chania as guest artist.

From Baroque to Romanticism in the 46 Camera Week

A different look for an audience that can also stroll through chamber music, why it defined for already 46 years FS, and that in this edition he will bet on the most splendid music of the Baroque, headed by the Brillant Magnus Quintet (Monday 20 at 10:30 p.m.. In the cathedral), a quintet that combines the brilliance of metal with the energy of percussion, wrapped in the majesty of the organ. An original instrumental formation that allows to create a sound environment that surprises by the combination of the instruments, the virtuosity of its components and the freshness of its interpretations, with works J. S. Bach, trade, Pachelbel, Mouret Y Purcell. Through 4 Historic pianos belonging to the Serrato Collection, the spectators will be able to experience the same that the men and women of Classicism or Romanticism felt when listening to works by J. C. Bach, Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart, Liszt, Brahms Y Granados, on a historical journey through both eras (Tuesday 21 at 10:30 p.m.. in the La Galera Room of El Alcázar).

Works of J. S. Bach, Corelli, Handel and Vivaldi can be heard from the hand of the group Da Kamera (Wednesday 22 at 10:30 p.m.), a training integrated by violin, harpsichord and cello whose way of interpreting focuses on the emotional component (the exciting) of the music, that exists (and what do they exist) to move the affections, to move, to thrill. With "Very affectionate", that promises an evening full of candid passion, will show that 300 years after its premiere, these sonatas are still alive and continue to move those who listen to them in the Church of San Juan de los Caballeros.

Closing Chamber Week (Thursday 23 at 10:30 p.m.. in San Juan de los Caballeros), and going back to J. S. Bach, a look from Bach to the future and from the future to Bach with "Bach to the future", thanks to the Camelot Ensemble. A tribute to the freedom of the Baroque, in which the interpreter gave free rein to his personality when interpreting a work, (re)creating it at the same time, with a roster of exceptional musicians led by the violin of Lina Tur Bonet and with a repertoire composed of two significant baroque works, the Brandenburg concerts n. 5 and n. 6, and works inspired by Bach: Ysäye's Sonata for solo violin, Inspired by Bach's Partita in E major; the trio for flute, cello and piano by Kapustin; a work of Earl Wild, 20th century pianist who translated Bach's Sarabanda from the second Partita for harpsichord into his personal style, and experiments like Varèse's, for solo flute.

Vibrating with family

For young audiences accompanied by adults, the characteristic traditional Family Concert (Sunday 20 at 8:00 p.m.. in San Juan de los Caballeros) will also focus on world music, but since we have never heard them, performed with unusual instruments, unconventional and made from waste materials: chromatic collectors from which millenary melodies come out, showers in jazz key and with a lot of swing, cans turned into guitars and tambourines, bottles, funnels, combs, tubes… Vibra -tó is an interactive educational concert in which two multi-instrumentalist musicians-educators (Joaquín Sánchez and Miguel Iroshi) they interpret their own compositions and music from universal folklore showing that everything sounds ...

The commitment to young hopefuls

But one of the characteristics of the FS is its commitment to the promising young Spanish music scene, and the FS would not be such without its Youth Festival, that fulfills 20 years, a section through which will announce the winners talent 18 Santa Cecilia Piano Award from the Don Juan de Borbón Foundation and the winners of the Intercentros Melómano competitions, Pedro Bote and Jaime Dobato Benavente Young Promises of the Cello Award, concerts free access. further, the Youth Festival will close with a concert of the Clarinets Course offered this year by the FS, directed by Mariano Delgado, and with the EOS Children's and Youth Orchestra.

Parallel activities such as the exhibition “La Dance, it turns… The spinning dance…”, produced by the House of Dance of Logroño and curated by Perfecto Uriel in the Patio of the College of Architects, with photographs of famous dancers in familiar places, will complete one of the most traditional and solid Spanish festivals celebrated in Spain, that offers small and large concerts for all types of public eager to enjoy good music, with prices ranging from gratuity (he 40% of the concerts are free), 3€ and 20 €.


Next August 1st, the San Sebastian Musical Fortnight with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra (days 1 Y 2) and works Prokofiev, Beethoven Y Mozart. It will be the start of a new edition focused on consolidating a new model that without giving up rigor, the variety and quality of your proposals, has achieved a total and very healthy sustainability in times of crisis.

With the season tickets confirmed 100% for editing 2015 and some shows sold out a month after its inauguration with the 78% of the forecast of covered ticket sales, the interest that has aroused has the support of an audience that sees the ‘Tosca’ that will be performed on days 13 Y 15, with Ainhoa ​​Arteta as the protagonist and the show ‘Voces’, from Sara Baras, sold-out.

The symphonic series, with the Mahler Chamber in the opening and successively the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, Cadaqués Orchestra, the Cologne Radio Symphony - these three with the Orfeón Donostiarra- and the Oslo Philharmonic for closing on 30 of August, They have also been favorably received by the public with the programs that will be directed, in this order, by batons like that of Yuri Termikanov, Alberto Zedda, Jukka-Pekka Sarastre O Vasily Petrenko.

The presence of soloists like Grigori Sokolov (day 10 at the Victoria Eugenia Theater), for many the best pianist in the world, O Javier Perianes, the Spanish with the most international presence, next to the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, as well as lyrical proposals, old music, Baroque or pedagogical and solidarity programs with a wide presence within the calendar - as planned each year with the funds of the Early Music Cycle, which this season allocates the money collected from the tickets to the ADELA-Gipuzkoa association for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-, make Donostia one of the most distinguished festivals but best adapted to the modernity of Europe.

Cuarteto Quiroga

The launch of "Free but lonely" the next 15 of June, with the Opus quartets 51 from Brahms, It is the confirmation of the great artistic moment that the Cuarteto Quiroga. Brahms publishes these complex works in 1873, at forty years of age and after twenty erasers destroyed and as many long years of work since the first test. Quiroga chooses these pieces as part of his artistic journey after his last album ‘(R)evolutions ’dedicated to Schonberg, Berg Y Webern. Such work garnered the best praise, after the success of the album 'Statements' (2012) that achieved the unanimous applause of the specialized critics and the public internationally, as well as being awarded the Best Classical Music Album Award 2012 by the Independent Phonographic Union. The third volume of the Cobra label comes before the recording, with pianist Javier Perianes, of the quintets for piano and strings of Turina Y Granados that will appear next November in harmonia mundi.

The presentation of "Frei aber Einsam" will take place on the day 17 June at 20 hours at the Cerralbo Museum, where El Cuarteto Quiroga has its current residence.

This CD is not just another recording. It is the story of a fascinating journey. The lonely journey of a man who was able to preserve his identity and his artistic freedom by taking the string quartet genre - after a hard personal battle and a long pilgrimage - to the summit from where you can admire the heritage of Beethoven, Mozart Y Haydn (whose manuscripts of Opus 20 belonged to Brahms personal library), the musical substrate of the German folk tradition and, at the time, as well, spot the extraordinary revolution of the Second Vienna School, what was to come then.

As pointed out Helena Poggio, Cellist of the Quiroga Quartet, in the booklet of the new CD, Free but lonely (Free but lonely) was the motto that Brahms shared with his good friend Joseph joachim, on whom the composition of his second quartet is based. The first letters of this emblem (F-A-E) correspond, in the German music nomenclature, with the notes "fa-la-mi", reason with which the first sentence of the first movement opens, that we also find as a matrix of the third and fourth, and hidden, between lines, In a second.

We can often identify in the melancholic character of his music the feeling of this currency that Brahms came to take as his own., Well, he was fighting practically alone, most of his life, in defense of his work, of his aesthetic conception and chamber music. He always remained true to himself and never wanted to accept a path marked by fashions or trends., making prevail, above all, your freedom and independence. He never regretted his position despite the suffering it could cause him. In his own words: "For me, f.a.e. (free but lonely) has stood as a symbol, and despite everything, I can very well bless it ".

Resident quartet of the Palatine Stradivarius collection of the Royal Palace

The Cuarteto Quiroga, recently appointed resident group in charge of the palatine collection of the Stradivarius of the Madrid's royal palace, It is considered one of the most unique groups and assets of the new European generation. Internationally recognized among critics and audiences for the strong personality of their character as a group and for their bold and innovative interpretations, in addition to its work in search of new audiences and meetings in alternative settings such as factories and hospitals.

Winners of the most relevant international competitions for string formations (Bordeaux, Borciani, Beijing, Genéve, Fnapec-Paris, Palau de Barcelona ...), the quartet is a regular in the most important venues and festivals in Europe and America (Lincoln Center New York, Wigmore Hall London, Philarmonie Berlin, Frick Collection New York, Da Camera Los Angeles, Heidelberg spring, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, De Doelen in Rotterdam, Madrid National Auditorium, Nybrokajen Stockholm, Les Invalides in Paris, Barcelona auditors, Gonfallone Rome, Liceo de Cámara Madrid, Bilbao Philharmonic, Martinu Hall Prague, Musical Fortnight Donostiarra, Kaisersaal Frankfurt, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Teatro Solís Montevideo, National Gallery Washington DC), and his concerts have been recorded and broadcast by National Radio of Spain (RNE), RadioFrance, BBC3, Rai, MezzoTv, RadioSueca-P2, SWR2, WDR3, Sony, etc.

In 2007 received the "Critical Eye" Award given annually by Radio Nacional de España.

Deeply involved with the teaching of chamber music, They are teachers every summer in the Llanes International Music Course, responsible for the Chair of String Quartet of the Superior Conservatory of Music of Aragon and regularly invited to give master classes to the Young National Orchestra of Spain and to conservatories and universities in Spain, Holland, Sweden, Colombia, US and Arab Emirates.

Cuarteto Quiroga

Aitor Hevia, violin

Cibrán Sierra, violin

Josep Puchades, viola

Helena Poggio, violoncello


Secretary of State for Culture, José María Lassalle, along with the director general of INAEM, Montserrat Iglesias and Antonio Moral, director Center National Broadcasting Musical (CNDM), They have presented at a press conference season 15/16 This center. CNDM is a unit of the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music (INAEM), proposed, for it is his sixth season, a varied program that keeps his spirit to recover and spread our vast historical heritage and popular music of the cultured root as flamenco and jazz, incentivize the current membership and attract new audiences to classical music, or less frequent genres, through various activities organized autonomously or in collaboration with several national and international institutions.

This season 2015/16 It is composed of a total of 244 activities organized different from the 12 September 2015 al 29 June 2016. The program will take place in Madrid and in other 18 Spanish cities 8 different regions, to which must be added an American city (Bogotá) and another Portuguese (Elvas) concerts, educational sessions, music academies, interpretation courses, master classes, roundtables and lectures by outstanding performers and creators. Specific, of the 190 concerts organized in the season, 100 concerts will take place outside the Spanish capital.

Besides 10 traditional cycles Madrid (Baroque universe -Sinfónica and Camera-, Liceo de Cámara XXI, Series 20/21, Borders, Andalucía Flamenca, Jazz at the Auditorium, Counterpoint Summer, Lied and Bach Vermouth) and the 2 cycles of historical music of Leon (City Hall and FIOCLE); CNDM collaborate with 77 public and private institutions throughout the Spanish geography with the cycles of contemporary music in Alicante, Santiago de Compostela and Badajoz; Baroque cycles of Oviedo and Salamanca and stable cooperation with the cities of Burgos (Cultural Cordón), Segovia (Foundation Juan de Borbon), Cáceres (Conservatory) and international music festivals in Granada, Sevilla, Úbeda-Baeza and Zamora. CNDM this season sets new alliances with the Directorate General of Cultural Policy and Industries and the Book (Santa Teresa centenary), the Universities of Navarra, Sevilla and Valencia and the city of Ávila.

For the first time in the history of the center, our activities go beyond our borders with concerts in Bogotá and a course on the "History of a soldier" by Stravinsky at the Conservatory of Elvas (Portugal). The first institutional collaboration of international character that will carry out the CNDM and open this new season, will take place in Bogotá, in coproduction with the International Festival of Sacred Music of the Colombian capital, reference event in early music. They will 9 concerts of music from the colonial era (Sixteenth and eighteenth centuries), composed on both sides of the Atlantic by five Spanish teams and one Colombian, and two recitals of flamenco singer Archangel and violagambista Jordi Savall. It is to publicize in the American capital a part of the cycle that has already performed two seasons in ten Spanish cities, under the slogan "Sones de ida y vuelta" and now will travel to Colombia to be part of a broader international multireligious character contest, unique in Latin America, covering all ages, styles and genres, both classical music and traditional.

Figures created last year under the name of residents are embodied in this course pianist and conductor Christian Zacharias Artist in residence (with presence in our Chamber cycles Liceo, Counterpoint Summer and the International Festival of Music and Dance in Granada) and Alfredo Aracil as Resident Composer (Madrid musician released two commissions: opera without voices Always / Still, project carried out by the designer Alberto Corazón in Pamplona and Santiago de Compostela and a work for cello which will come in Alicante, and a third part 2001 that will ring in Madrid, Segovia and Alicante).

Among the commemorations, This year we will celebrate the fourth centenary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) with two concerts in Madrid and Granada as an alibi to recover the musical pulse of a golden age; he 500 birth anniversary Santa Teresa de Jesus (1515-1582) the recovery of an unpublished oratory Carlo Badia, which will be offered first in our country in Avila, Salamanca and Leon Cathedral; the third anniversary of the death of the great composer alcarreño Sebastian Duron (1660-1716), who we dedicate a program with unpublished works of the Cathedral of Segovia, where his scores more than four hundred and ninetieth anniversary of the master are preserved Pierre Boulez (1925) three reference works from his chamber music catalog: The master without hammer, Pound for Quator there I drift, which they will be performed in Madrid, Santiago de Compostela and Badajoz.

In point of historical music is remarkable the retrieval and dissemination of a wide sample of our rich and extensive heritage from the Middle Ages to the late Baroque. They will recover from oblivion 80 new works (70 in the previous season), They remained unpublished until now many of them premiere in modern times by composers such as José de Nebra, Cristobal de Morales, Francisco Brusa, Juan Manuel de la Puente, Pere Rabassa, Vicente Basset, Antonio Ripa, Pascual Juan Valdivia O Juan Antonio Aragüés plus some anonymous works and other native composers and assets in Latin America as Gutierrez Fernandez Hidalgo, Luis Misón, Antonio Guerrero, Domenico Zipoli O José Cascante. These openings are distributed among 14 Spanish cities (Madrid, In addition to the own cycles of Leon, Oviedo and Salamanca; co-production or collaboration with international festivals of Granada, Sevilla, Úbeda, Baeza and Zamora and occasional concerts in Ávila, Burgos, Cáceres, Segovia and Valencia) and American Capital, Bogotá, reaching the figure of 63 different programs versus 27 in Madrid, which is a firm commitment to decentralize the musical activity CNDM.

The music of our time will, as usual, preferential attention to the organization of 44 concerts, spread over 4 Spanish cities within the Series cycles 20/21 and Liceo de Cámara XXI in Madrid (with 21 prèmieres), Current series Alicante (8 concerts and 8 premieres) The contemporary Days of Santiago de Compostela (16 concerts and 13 premieres), Current Badajoz (7 concerts and 8 premieres) and an opera without voices of world premiere in Pamplona. Total, They will be released 51 new scores, 21 of them commissioned by the CNDM. The list of composers, mostly nationals, which premiered works, generational covers a wide range of different trends and styles, with names like Alfredo Aracil, Luis de Pablo, Antón García Abril, Jesus Gonzalez, Manuel Rodeiro, Jose Rio-Pareja, Juan Cruz-Guevara, Mosquera Federico Martinez, Jacobo Durán-Loriga, Laura Vega, Joan Arnau Pàmies, Ramón Paus, Irene Galindo, Carlos Cruz de Castro, Charles Augustine, Ramon Humet, Sebastián Mariné, Illumined Pérez Frutos Y Joan Magrané, that we must unite the international teachers Lera Auerbach, Sarah Nemtsov Y Steffen Schleiermacher. The auditorium 400 (Nnchhahris) It will remain the experimental laboratory and host CNDM 12 musical events that contain, at least, a world premiere in its program. Of the 60 scheduled in that space works, 37 They belong to the twenty-first century which will allow us to deepen the current state of musical creation. Among the guest performers, the vast majority are national groups and soloists from different autonomous communities and are very committed to contemporary creation.

Successful cycle continues with the complete works for organ J.S. Bach, at its two locations: Leon Cathedral (Bach in the Cathedral) and the Symphony Hall of the National Music Auditorium (Bach Vermouth, Madrid real surprise of musical life in the previous season, who he has broken schemes and has beaten the most optimistic forecasts for such public recital and has become a social phenomenon) ten other essential names of international organistic world. the work undertaken since the beginning of CNDM to disseminate and add value to the music of popular root is also consolidates, are as Flamenco, whose cycle in Madrid saw out the locations of all concerts in the previous season, and Jazz series or Borders, so well received that dispense them younger audiences. The Liceo de Cámara XXI, who joined since last season programming CNDM, will pay more attention to the music of the great composers of classicism and romanticism, without forgetting the most representative musicians of the twentieth century. Lied Cycle, now in its twenty-second edition, It will continue to have the best voices that cultivate this special genre and have turned Madrid into one of the international reference centers.

Education takes, as in the past year, paramount importance 54 various activities spread throughout six Spanish cities and Portuguese, co-produced by 5 Spanish universities (Oviedo, Lion, Salamanca, Santiago de Compostela and Complutense de Madrid) five music conservatories in the Iberian Peninsula (Alicante, Badajoz, Madrid, Oviedo and Elvas in Portugal), two schools of secondary Community of Madrid (the fifth edition of Education Project, coordinated by the teacher Fernando Palacios) and Goethe-Institut (with the conference "Interactions XXI", dedicated to musical creation in both countries). At the University of Salamanca will take place, for the third year, an intensive program of lectures and workshops interpretation, crosscutting, in the field of ancient and baroque music "historically informed", within the Academy of Ancient Music of this prestigious University. In the Auditorium of León will be held in March 2016 the V Baroque Vocal Performance Course, which annually distributes the director and harpsichordist Eduardo López Banzo.

CNDM has a special interest in encouraging and promoting the incorporation of new audiences different informative and educational programs. Very particularly focuses on young people under 26 years for developing a wide range of possibilities, including offers important advantages in acquiring inputs or fertilizers, especially through the ticketing program Last Minute (a discount 60%) and stable agreements with numerous schools for students, actively participating in courses and cycles, coproduced together, they can attend free concerts and other activities organized by the center in different Spanish cities. Following the initiative born last year, this season will also benefit from discount Last Minute unemployed and prove that the discount remains of 20% for all students, large families and older 65 years.


The National Orchestra and Choir of Spain, in collaboration with the Reina Sofia Museum, has scheduled for next weekend a new session of its Mini concerts. One of the characteristics of these concerts-hence its name- is that last for half an hour. Every day two sides are scheduled and the viewer can attend one or both. After each performance, the public can also enjoy sets of electronic music in the cafeteria of the Museum may choose to also visit the temporary exhibitions.

After the performances organized late last March with music Philip Glass, Max Richter O Antonio Vivaldi, this time the program focuses on figures J.S. Bach and the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt and will allow to attract new audiences to classical music and contemporary.


Saturday 16 mayo, 2015 audience 400. Edificio Nouvel

Bach & Pärt

part I, 20:00 h

Ivan Martin, director / piano
Johann Sebastian Bach, Piano Concerto, in most, BWV 1055
Piano Concerto, in F minor, BWV 1056

part II, 21:00 h

Joan Espina, fiddle
Arvo Pärt, sum; Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten; Brothers

Starting at 20:30 h, set electronic music in the cafeteria of the building by Nouvel Derk

Sunday 17 mayo, 2015 audience 400. Edificio Nouvel

Bach & Pärt

part I, 20:00 h

Ivan Martin Director / piano
Johann Sebastian Bach, Piano Concerto, in D minor, BWV 1052
Arvo Pärt, Collage über B-A-C-H

part II, 21:00 h

Joan Espina, fiddle
Javier Gallego, fiddle
Arvo Pärt, tabula rasa

**Starting at 20:30 h, set electronic music in the cafeteria of the building by Nouvel Arch

National Orchestra and Choir of Spain

The National Orchestra and Choir of Spain, with more than seventy years of history, begins a new phase with the appointment of the teacher as principal conductor David Afkham. This commitment to progressive internationalization is complemented by the participation of Josep Pons honorary director of training.

Among its historical highlights Ataulfo ​​Argenta regular directors, who led the orchestra to a higher artistic level in its first stage- and Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, died in June 2014, which more often he has occupied the podium of the National Orchestra and Choir of Spain. As guest conductors, in the early days of the orchestra they left a deep mark masters like Schuricht, Unger, Scherchen, Celibidache, Markevitch o Martinon, as well as figures of our day as Maazel, Mehta or Mutti at the start of their careers. In more recent times they have visited the National Dudamel, Bichkov, Slatkin, McCreesh, Minkovski, Fedosseyev, Volkov, Antonini and this season we will have Neville Marriner, David Zinman, y Eliahu Inbal, among others.

Likewise, the most outstanding vocal and instrumental soloists from the second half of the twentieth century have performed concerts of the National Orchestra and Choir, among many names would point: Arthur Rubinstein, Iturbi, Alicia de Larrocha, Yehudi Menuhin, Nathan Milstein, David Oistrakh, Leonid Kogan, Mstislav Rostropovich, Pierre Fournier, Jean-Pierre Rampal, James Galway, Victoria de los Angeles, Norma Procter, Jessye Norman, Gundula Janowitz, Teresa Berganza and Joaquín Achúcarro; relationship that continues today even the most renowned soloists from the international scene in recent years (Frank Peter Zimmermann, Lang Lang, Hillary Hahn, Han-Na Chang, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Jean Yves Thibaudet, Christian Zacharias, the Capuçon brothers, Joshua Bell, Truls Mork, Gil Shaham, Yuja Wang, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Janine Jansen, Anoushka Shankar, Sol Gabetta, Maria João Pires y Anne Sofie von Otter ).

The National Orchestra of Spain was founded in 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, and it was finally relaunched in 1942. Since then she develops a continuous and intense concert work, with extensive seasons in Madrid – Since the year 1988 It is based in the Auditorio Nacional Music-, participates in major Spanish festivals -Granada, Santander, Saint Sebastian-, and conducts tours in Spain, as well as several countries in Europe, America and Asia (the last to Mexico, Austria, China, United Kingdom, Germany, Slovakia and Oman).

The National Orchestra and Choir of Spain works actively in the creation and development of new audiences, through an innovative approach that promotes potential approach to music fans to break down the barriers that prevent the enjoyment of new musical experiences.

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Juan Diego Flórez sings for the Right to Education and Dignity of Children.

Under the dome of Miquel Barceló, he UN Palace of Nations, the first will be held CONCERT FOR PEACE, coinciding with the World Day of Human Rights.

morning, World Day of Human Rights, there will be a beautiful concert in the Hall of Human Rights of the UN, under the dome of Miquel Barceló, with Juan Diego Flórez and a youth orchestra from countries on five continents (especially from Latin America) who are receiving education thanks to several foundations that use music as a vehicle for integration.

morning, 10 from December, to 18.30 hours the first ‘Concert for Peace’ will take place in the Human Rights Room of the United Nations Palace in Geneva.

Juan Diego Florez, Unesco Goodwill Ambassador, will sing with the South African soprano Pretty Yende, the egyptian soprano Fatma Said and Russian under Sergey Artamonov, and give a short speech.

The Spanish director Pablo Mielgo will be in front of the Harmonia Symphony Orchestra, formed mainly by young people from foundations that use music for the social integration of children and youth.

The concert, powered by UNOART FOUNDATION, with audiovisual production of MEDIAPRO and collaboration of TVE, will be offered live and delayed to 58 EBU-EUROVISION member countries. Subsequently it will be broadcast worldwide and will be released on DVD.