ALBUM LAUNCH: EL FIN DEL SILENCIO
26 Octobert 2023
£7.50 Members of ILAMS
FREE to Friends of Echoes Festival
The vibrant Barcelona Youth Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Carlos Checa commemorates the 50th anniversary of the passing of Pau Casals, an exceptional artist who excelled not only as a cellist but also as a conductor, pedagogue and humanist. Casals’ influence on the arts and society of the last century was immense, and this concert aims to pay tribute to his musical legacy.
The programme includes a dash of Casals’ own Catalan heritage, the sardana Sant Martí del Canigó followed by Goyescas' 'Intermezzo' by Enrique Granados, a close friend of Casals. To complete the first half of the concert, cellist Laura Peribañez Artero will join as soloist for a rendition of Max Bruch’s Kol Nidrei.
Johannes Brahms featured prominently in Casals’ concert programmes, with the cellist having extensively performed and recorded Brahms’ Double Concerto and sonatas. The Barcelona Youth Symphony Orchestra will close the programme with a performance of his First Symphony.
Pablo Casals Sardana ‘Sant Martí del Canigó’
Enrique Granados Goyescas: 'Intermezzo'
Max Bruch Kol Nidrei
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 1
Laura Peribañez Artero cello
Barcelona Youth Symphony Orchestra (JOSB)
Carlos Checa conductor
This concert is organised in partnership with the Spanish Embassy in the UK, the Delegation of the Catalan Government in the UK & Ireland, NPro, the Cervantes Institute and The Iberian & Latin American Music Society as part of Echoes Festival 2023.
SNEAK PEEK! The Barcelona Youth Symphony Orchestra perform Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Background video: Iguazú falls on the border between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay