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”.
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.