La Filarmonica is once again bringing an outstanding program to Madrid

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Daniel Harding


by Daniel Lowell
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Chopin, Piano Concert Nº 2 in F Minor, op. 21
Symphony No. 9 in E minor, “From the New World”, Op. 95, B. 178, popularly known as
the New World Symphony

Maria Joao

Maria Joao

The Sweden Radio Symphonic Orchestra returns for the second time to La Filarmonica After its very impressive debut in October of 2014, La Filarmonica is honored to count, once again, on this extraordinary Swedish group. The orchestra, one of the best in Europe, will display its transparent sound and great instrumental quality with the New World Symphony, the last of Dvorak’s and one of the most popular international symphonies. The concert is part of a Spanish tour which will include Zaragoza, Barcelona, Murcia, Vitoria and Alicante.

Daniel Harding, among the fastest rising conductors, will become the titular conductor of the Paris Orchestra in September 2016. Despite his youth, the British conductor enjoys a long excellent trajectory which has led him to be the conductor of the Swedish Radio Symphonic Orchestra and Principal Invited Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra. He will be leading the Paris Orchestra 2016-2017 substituting Paavo jarvi.

One of the great attractions of the evening will be the presence of the celebrated pianist Maria Joao Pires, whom the Swedish Orchestra and Daniel Harding have accompanied on other occasions. Recognized internationally as one of the greatest artists in history, she will complete the program with the marvelous Piano Concert Nº 2 of Chopin, one of the two composed by the Polish composer. She will have the luxurious company of the orchestra and conductor with whom she teamed in the recent recording of Beethoven’s Piano Concert Nº 3 i 4, winner of a prize in the “2015 Gramophone Classical Music Awards”.

21 April, 19:30h, Sala Sinfónica, Auditorio Nacional, Madrid