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Aleix Palau | 9 December 2020

This weekend Baldur Brönnimann conducts the OBC with Emmanuel Pahud as soloist

The Swiss conductor is joining this production as a replacement for Kazushi Ono, who is unavailable for medical reasons.

This weekend Baldur Brönnimann conducts the OBC with Emmanuel Pahud as soloist

This weekend the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra resumes its main symphony season with a spectacular programme which will feature the renowned flautist Emmanuel Pahud as soloist.

The concert will be conducted by Baldur Brönnimann, who joins this production after Kazushi Ono had to withdraw his participation and after Ilan Volkov, the replacement conductor we announced last week, has been required to quarantine.

With an extensive International career in both the symphony and operatic fields, Brönnimann is currently the featured conductor of the Orquestra Sinfonica do Porto Casa da Musica and the Basel Sinfonietta.

In order to adapt the programming to these sudden changes, some amendments have been made to the repertoire that was initially planned. As a result, instead of Symphony No. 1 in C major by Georges Bizet, there will be a performance of Ma mère l'oye (Mother Goose) by Maurice Ravel. There has also been a change in the order of the works to be performed and the programme will now open with Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune) by Debussy, to be followed by the Flute Concerto by Dalbavie and will close with the Ravel piece mentioned above.

The concert will be performed on 11, 12 and 13 December in Hall 1, Pau Casals, which has already been reopened to the public. The concert on Sunday 13 December at 11 am can be watched free of charge on L'Auditori Digital as a thank you for all the support and affection that L'Auditori de Barcelona has received in these difficult times. In addition, the concert will be available for a month in the catalogue on the platform for all who would like to watch it.

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