One of the main highlights of L'Auditori's autumn season is the world premiere by the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra of Tres amores oscuros (Three Dark Loves) for two flamenco singers, two pianos and orchestra; a commissioned work by composer Enric Palomar.
Pianists Marco Mezquida and Carles Marigó, mezzo-soprano Lidia Vinyes-Curtis and flamenco singer Pere Martínez join forces for three pieces based on fragments of Bodas de Sangre and Yerma, by Federico García Lorca, and on an episode involving Tamar and Amnon from the Old Testament.
Hence, Tres amores oscuros explores the carnal, uncontrollable, irrepressible side to love through three dialogues on the subject where age-old forces dictate passions that go beyond all reason.
The programme, conducted by Josep Caballé, will conclude with the music of the ballet Cinderella by Sergei Prokofiev. This was one of the last works by the composer, written with the approval of the Soviet authorities just before he was tragically ostracised.
Prokofiev took the fairy tale of the same name as his source of inspiration, in a tribute to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the leading reference for Russian ballet music. The Suites–a compilation of different parts of the ballet– vividly portray different scenes from the story of Cinderella, with an unmistakeable orchestral brilliance in a masterly rendering of a universal tale of unfair oppression that ends with a triumphal rescue.
The concert will be streamed live on Saturday at 7 pm on L'Auditori Digital.
Aleix Palau | 18 November 2021
The OBC premiers a new work by Enric Palomar with Marco Mezquida, Carles Marigó, Lidia Vinyes-Curtis and Pere Martínez
Friday 19 and Saturday 20 in Hall 1, Pau Casal, conducted by Josep Caballé.
Saturday's concert will be streamed live on L'Auditori Digital.