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Hour of the Soul

Gemma Coma-Alabert & Pascual-Vilaplana

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    Stephanie Macchi: Work commissioned at the ESMUC composition workshop (2023) 5'
    Sofia Gubaidulina: Hour of the Soul for mezzo-soprano and large wind orchestra (1974) 25’ – National premiere
    Ferrer Ferran: Symphony No. 3 “El gaudir del geni” (The Great Spirit) (2005) 35’

Performers

    Barcelona Symphonic Band
    Gemma Coma-Alabert, mezzo-soprano
    José R. Pascual-Vilaplana, conductor

Program

For decades Sofia Gubaidulina has been a leading figure in international contemporary music. This performance of Hour of the Soul, which she has arranged for band herself, is a wonderful opportunity to enter a sound universe infused with spirituality. Percussion instruments are central to the work, reflecting the inner life of individuals. As the piece proceeds, the external world, often futile and superficial, intrudes, in the form of film clips, Soviet marches and popular tunes, ending with some verses by Marina Tsvetaeva, a victim of Stalin’s repression. 

Ferrer Ferran’s Symphony no. 3 was commissioned by the Federació Catalana de Societats Musicals. It is dedicated to architect Antoni Gaudí and consists of two movements: “Gaudí” and “Sagrada Família”. The concert begins with a piece by Stephanie Marie Macchi, who is studying composition at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya.

    • Sunday 19 March 18:00
  • From €12 to €16
  • Hall 1 Pau Casals
  • BMB Season

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Sunday

19 March 2023
Time:
18:00
Price:
€16 / €12 reduced price

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