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San Miguel International Symphony presents second concert

By Antonio Cabrero

The second concert of the San Miguel International Symphony All Europe Festival, at 6pm on January 23 at the Teatro Ángela Peralta, will feature Austria and Norway.

San Miguel International Symphony
Second concert
Thu, Jan 23, 6pm
Teatro Ángela Peralta

An exciting array of music by Franz Schubert including his overture Alla Italiana, never played before in San Miguel, will be followed by Suite Pastorale by Emmanuel Chabrier, a rare occasion to find this most elegant French master from Paris in a rustic setting. “Idyll,” “Danse Villageoise,” “Sous Bois” (In the Forest) and “Scherzo Waltz” will be played as orchestrated by the composer himself.

The second half of the concert will feature the most beloved Norwegian composer of all times, Edward Grieg, representing his country with four Norwegian Dances — great folkloric orchestral pieces, jumpy and sweet at the same time “Viva Norway.”

Kunstlerleben (Life of an Artist) is one of the best of the great waltzes of the Waltz King, J. Strauss, and sadly the concert comes to an end with this piece, unless of course, Maestro and musicians are forced to delight the audience with a brilliant encore.

The first concert of the series featured Spain and France.

Saint Saens’ The Chinese Princess overture and Clair de Lune by Debussy particularly mesmerized the audience, as did Ravel’s Pavane. It was an evening of soft sounds and harmonies of distant beauty and one could hear each one of the notes played by Larissa Fedorova from Moscow at the harp.

None of this music has been played before in San Miguel. It is delightful to be enjoying the first year of the International Symphony of San Miguel under Antonio Cabrero.


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