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The Barcelona Symphony Band, led by its principal conductor maestro ‎‎José R. Pascual Vilaplana, presents a richly-varied concert, with festive and ‎joyful elements but which does not overlook music that encourages us to reflect.

The concert includes our traditional Christmas melodies, music for the Cavalcade of the Three ‎Kings and international Christmas songs. There will also be two works with narration: the first, ‎with texts by Herman Melville who was author of Moby Dick, the classic adventure ‎chronicling the search for the legendary white whale; and the second, a poem written by Tali, ‎a thirteen-year-old Israeli girl, who reflects on the conflict with Palestine and tries to explain ‎things that a child like her is still unable to fully comprehend. The music, in both instances, will ‎accompany us in a lyrical but also in a disquieting way, pulling us deeper into the poetry of the ‎words that are crying out for peace.‎

‎15 December 2019, Sala 1 Pau Casals. L'Auditori‎


W. FRANCIS McBETH: Of Sailors and Whales
THOMAS DOSS: The Colors of Tali
PHILIP SPARKE: An English Christmas
RAMÓN GARCÍA I SOLER: El Rei Baltasar. Incidental music for the Cavalcade of The Kings, Op. ‎‎36‎
JOAN ALFONSO: Nadalenca (Christmas pieces)‎

Musicians and Performers:
Barcelona Symphony Band
José R. Pascual Vilaplana, conductor
Berta Vidal, actor

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