by Dan Lowell
Photos supplied by La Filarmonica
EXTRAORDINARY FAMILY CONCERT
“’Eroica’ in the family”
La Filarmonica is bringing to Madrid a young outstanding orchestra
BOSTON PHILHARMONIC YOUTH ORCHESTRA
BENJAMIN ZANDER, Conductor
DEANNA CIRIELLI, Harp
Debussy, Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun
Ginastera, Concert for harp, op. 25
Beethoven, Symphony Nº 3, “Eroica”
Thursday, 23 June, 2016 / 19:30 / Auditorio Nacional
New York Times: “One of the most prestigious young American orchestras”
• The ‘Eroica’ in the Family: Out of the season ticket, La Filarmonica presents this concert to enjoy with the family. Together with the Beethoven symphony, which marks the change from classical to romanticism, it combines an interesting and varied repertoire including works of Debussy and Ginastera.
• The Boston Philharmonica Youth Orchestra, a recently created orchestra with an unstoppable trajectory: Founded in 2012 under the umbrella of the Boston Philharmonic, it is recognized worldwide for its artistic excellence. It is composed of talented youngsters between 12 and 21 years old who have successfully debuted in the prestigious Carnegie Hall of New York and have toured Germany, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. They will land for the first time in Spain for a tour of 6 concerts including Madrid, the Granada Festival and Valladolid as well as activities with the state pedagogical centers.
• A great maestro and teacher: The conductor of the group, Benjamin Zander is not only a prestigious conductor but is also a renowned teacher who develops a very significant to spread the musical patrimony. He is professor emeritus of the New England Conservatory of Music and, as well, offers lectures on “music and leadership”, famous for the inspiration and energy he transmits. His successful book, “The Art of Possibility,” written with Rosamund Zander, has been translated into 17 languages.
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