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Aleix Palau | 14 July 2021

The Barcelona Symphony Orchestra closes Mozart Summer Nights at the Palau de la Música Catalana

Violinist Rosanne Philippens makes her début with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, which will be conducted by Laurence Equilbey.
Thursday 15 July at the Palau de la Música Catalana.

The Barcelona Symphony Orchestra closes Mozart Summer Nights at the Palau de la Música Catalana

TheBarcelona Symphony Orchestra concludes the first Mozart Summer Nights season at the Palau de la Música Catalana. The last concert, which will take place tomorrow 15 July at 7 pm, will be conducted by leading French conductor Laurence Equilbey.

The programme will also feature the extraordinary Dutch violinist Rosanne Philippens, a last-minute replacement for Veronika Eberle, who has had to cancel her appearance in Mozart Summer Nights for family reasons. On her début with Barcelona Symphony Orchestra Philippens will be playing Mozart’s Concerto for Violin No. 5.

The programme will also include the overture to Mozart’s Marriage of Figaroand Symphony No. 3 by Louise Farrenc, a composer with a considerable reputation in mid-nineteenth century France and the only woman to hold the post of Professor at the Paris Conservatory in the nineteenth century. Her three symphonies, little known by the general public, are a decisive contribution to Romantic symphonic music. Equilbey is the eighth woman to conduct the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra this season, a reflection of L’Auditori’s unwavering support for female talent and equal representation in orchestral conducting.

Mozart Summer Nights is already working on the programme for its second edition, which will take place between 30 June and 16 July 2022. For a second year the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra will join forces with leading players and conductors of Mozart’s music in three programmes between 30 June and 16 July under the batons of Trevor Pinnock, Dani Espasa and Laurence Equilbey, who will be returning to the festival.

Three distinguished soloists, cellist Kian Soltani, violinist Nicola Benedetti and renowned soprano Patricia Petibon, will be appearing with the Orchestra in performances of music by Mozart, Haydn, Farrenc, Baguer, Gluck and Thomas Adès.

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