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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.‎

The OBC premiers a new work by Enric Palomar with Marco Mezquida, Carles Marigó, Lidia ‎Vinyes-Curtis and Pere Martínez

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.

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