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Christmas Concert

Marta Mathéu & Pascual-Vilaplana


    Nigel Hess: A Christmas Overture (2007) 8’
    José R. Pascual-Vilaplana: Les quatre estacions (The Four Seasons) (2019) (14’)
    Morten Lauridsen: O Magnum Misterium (1994) 6’
    Luigi Arditi: Il bacio (The kiss). Vals (5’)
    Albert Guinovart: Quatre cançons populars catalanes (Four Catalan Folksongs) (2015) 15’ – World premiere of the band version
    Salvador Brotons: Nadales catalanes (Christmas Carols), Op. 76 (1998) 12'


    Barcelona Symphonic Band
    Marta Mathéu, soprano
    Vinyet Morral, actress
    José R. Pascual-Vilaplana, conductor
    David Pintó, stage direction


Christmas is a time of traditions and Nadales catalanes by Salvador Brotons is a regular feature of the Symphonic Band’s seasonal repertoire, although it will be the closing item in a programme full of novelties. The concert will include the first performance of Albert Guinovart’s Quatre cançons populars catalanes with a new arrangement for symphonic band. José R. Pascual-Vilaplana appears for the first time as resident conductor in a performance of one of his own works, Les quatre estacions, written for voice and band. It is based on the poem of the same name by Joan Tomàs Jordà i Sanchis, commissioned by Unión Musical Ciutat d’Assís and first performed at a charity concert in support of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Association. A Christmas Overture by Nigel Hess recalls popular Christmas carols such as Ha nascut el Déu Infant (Il est né le divin enfant) and Els àngels allà a la Glòria (Angels from the Realms of Glory). The programme is completed by Lauridsen’s calm, ethereal motet O Magnum Misterium and the joyful waltz Il bacio, Aldighieri’s poem set to music by Arditi.

    • Sunday 18 December 18:00
  • From €12 to €16
  • Hall 1 Pau Casals
  • BMB Season

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18 December 2022
€16 / €12 reduced price

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