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Aleix Palau | 16 January 2020

This weekend, the Barcelona Symphony Band and the OBC will perform away from L’Auditori

The Barcelona Symphony Band will be in Bilbao to hold a concert with the Bilbao Symphony ‎Band at the Euskalduna Conference Centre under the baton of José Rafael Pascual-Vilaplana. ‎The OBC will be making its début in L’Auditori de Girona’s Ibercamera season with a concert ‎featuring the outstanding pianist Maria João Pires.‎

This weekend, the Barcelona Symphony Band and the OBC will perform away from L’Auditori

This weekend, the Symphony Band and the Barcelona Symphony ‎Orchestra will be leaving Barcelona to perform concerts away from L’Auditori.‎

The Symphony Band will play at the Euskalduna Conference Centre in ‎Bilbao, together with the Bilbao Symphony Band. They will ‎perform Armando Blanquer’s Concert per a Banda on Sunday ‎‎19 January, under the baton of José Rafael Pascual-Vilaplana, who is the ‎principal conductor of both ensembles. The event, which coincides with the celebration of ‎the Bilbao Symphony Band’s 125th anniversary, will be repeated at L’Auditori on 26 ‎January. ‎

Both in Bilbao and in Barcelona each ensemble will play music by composers from its own city. ‎The Basque orchestra will perform works by Usandizaga and Guridi, and the Barcelona ‎ensemble will play Toldrà and Brotons.‎

The OBC, for its part, will open L’Auditori de Girona’s Ibercamera season ‎in what will also be its debut in the said series of concerts. This will happen again on the 19th ‎under the baton of Japanese maestro Tatsuya Shimono, general musical ‎director of the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, who will be conducting in Spain for the first ‎time.‎

The concert will feature the legendary pianist Maria João Pires, with a ‎performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9<\em>, “Jenamy”. The evening will ‎conclude with Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 in E flat major<\em>, WAP 104, ‎‎“Romantic”.‎