Pablo Heras-Casado, currently one of the most acclaimed Spanish conductors on the international scene, returns to L'Auditori to lead the prestigious Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
The maestro and the orchestra will spend three days in Hall 1 Pau Casals at L'Auditori to prepare the concert and record an album that focuses on Manuel de Falla’s music.
Invited by the world’s greatest orchestras, such as the Philharmonics of Berlin, Vienna, New York and Los Angeles and the London Symphony Orchestra, and a regular collaborator with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and the Munich Philharmonic, Heras-Casado joins us to make a second recording for this co-production between L'Auditori and Harmonia Mundi.
If in 2017 he conducted Felix Mendelssohn’s works with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, on this occasion, in 2019, he leads the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, one of the most acclaimed chamber orchestras of the moment, to perform two of Manuel de Falla’s greatest works: “El Amor Brujo” (Love, the Magician) and “El Sombrero de Tres Picos” (The Three-Cornered Hat), the latter to mark the centenary celebration of its premiere.
Conceived as music for ballet, both compositions have come to form part of the great symphonic repertoire as splendid examples of the incorporation of folklore within classical forms and structures.
Through these two works, Falla stylised traditional Spanish dances and incorporated the cadences and rhythms of flamenco song and dance into the symphony, while creating some of the most intense and recognisable passages of classical music.
You can view this concert programme on the following link
Aleix Palau | 9 April 2019
Heras-Casado will conduct the prestigious ensemble on Wednesday, 10 April in Hall 1 Pau Casals at L'Auditori and will perform “El Amor Brujo” (Love, the Magician) and “El sombrero de Tres Picos” (The Three-Cornered Hat) by Manuel de Falla as well as the “Pulcinella” Suite by Igor Stravinsky. For three days, the orchestra and the conductor from Granada will occupy Hall 1 at L'Auditori to prepare the programme, record the album on the Harmonia Mundi record label and perform the concert.