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Aleix Palau | 5 November 2020

Vera Martínez, Abel Tomàs and Ignasi Cambra live on L'Auditori Digital

The soloists will perform concerts with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra and the Barcelona Symphony Band conducted by Tabita Berglund and Salvador Brotons.
The programme 'El Cant de la Terra' (The Song of the Earth), which was due to take place this weekend, has been cancelled as the guest conductor is experiencing travel difficulties.

Vera Martínez, Abel Tomàs and Ignasi Cambra live on L'Auditori Digital

The autumn season at L'Auditori de Barcelona is continuing live on L'Auditori Digital with two concerts next week featuring the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, the Barcelona Symphony Band, and outstanding soloists and conductors.

The first concert will be on Friday, 13 November, at 7 pm with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. It will feature the violinists Vera Martínez Mahn and Abel Tomás, members of the Cuarteto Casals, as soloists in a programme topped by Arvo Pärt's Tabula Rasa. This piece will also feature Lluïsa Espigolé on piano, and will be conducted by Tabita Berglund. The Norwegian conductor will make her Barcelona Symphony Orchestra debut tackling the final symphony of Jean Sibelius, No. 7, in which the composer delivers a masterly synthesis of his compositional style.

The streamed concert of the Barcelona Symphony Band, initially scheduled for Sunday, 15 November, will now be held on Saturday, 14 November, at 6 pm, and will feature two musicians who are well loved at L’Auditori: the pianist Ignasi Cambra and the conductor Salvador Brotons.

Cambra will take the lead in Edvard Grieg's famous Piano Concerto in A minor, one of the seminal works for this instrument, in its version for symphony band. We will also be able to enjoy the world premiere of Caffeine, a work commissioned from Morphery at the ESMUC, and Symphony No. 7 "Ausiàs March. Quatre facetes personals" (Four Personal Facets) by Salvador Brotons, who will be conducting the band.

New features and changes to the programme
L'Auditori Digital keeps growing and, as of this week, its catalogue now includes concerts by Nico Roig, Joana Gomila and Nit transfigurada. In addition, there are videos of the Barcelona String Quartet Bienniale and the inaugural concert of the season by the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Imagination.

L'Auditori de Barcelona's commitment to its audience and its artists continues, even though obstacles often force some concerts to be postponed or cancelled. This is unfortunately true for 'El Cant de la Terra' (The Song of the Earth), due to take place this weekend but which has been cancelled as the guest conductor is unable to travel. Likewise, the recital by Daniel Barenboim, scheduled for 1 December, has been postponed until 5 July (tickets will be valid for the new date).

Upcoming streamed concerts on L'Auditori Digital:

Barcelona Symphony Orchestra: Tabula Rasa. Friday, 13 November, 7 pm
Barcelona Symphony Band: Immortal Ausiàs March. Friday, 14 November, 6 pm

*Subscription to L'Auditori Digital is just €1 for the first month.

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