UPCOMING CONCERTS & EVENTS

THE SEA - OFJ
Second Orchestra Season 2017 Program 2
THE SEA
Thursday, June 15, 2017
20:30 hrs. Teatro Degollado
Sunday, June 18, 2017
12:30 hrs. Teatro Degollado
EVENT DESCRIPTION

Program 2
THE SEA

Enrique Radillo, Guest Conductor
Antonio Dubatovka, Flute

Sir Arnold BAX, Tintagel, Symphonic Poem
Sergei PROKOFIEV,  Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 94, arr. Christopher Palmer: Soloist: Antonio Dubatovka
Félix MENDELSSOHN, Hebrides Overture (Also known as Fingal´s Cave), Op. 26
Claude DEBUSSY, La Mer (The Sea)

Thursday, June 15th, 8:30 PM
Sunday, June 18th, 12:30 PM
Second Orchestra Season, 2017, Teatro Degollado

 

 

As our Second 2017 Season continues, our Music Director, Maestro Marco Parisotto, offers an interesting program on the theme of the Sea, featuring works inspired by the briny deep.

 

To begin our tour of Neptune`s domain, we will hear the symphonic poem Tintagel, by English composer Sir Arnold Bax, in what is most likely its Guadalajara premiere. Considered by music historians to be one of the composer`s most solid works, Tintagel (written between 1917 and 1919) exhibits a clear influence on the part of Debussy in its orchestration.  The author claims that there are no traces of program music in the work, but that it simply reflects his experience upon visiting Tintagel castle in the region of Cornwall (in the southeast part of England), from which the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean can be appreciated. 

Upon celebrating his twentieth birthday, German composer Felix Mendelssohn visited the United Kingdom.  At the conclusion of his professional activities, he took some vacation days in Scotland, where he had the opportunity to visitar the Island of Staffa, one of the three islands known as the Hebrides which contains a natural wonder named "Fingal`s Cave".  Inspired by this maritime voyage, Mendelssohn wrote his concert overture The Hebrides, Op.26, in 1830.  It will open the second part of this program. 

“The sea fascinates me so much that it paralyzes my creative faculties.  In fact, I have never been capable of writing even a page of music while under the direct and immediate impression of that great blue sphynx." These were the words of French composer Claude Debussy, filled with the affection that he had professed to feel for the sea since childhood. The detonator that set him to write La mer, trois esquisses symphoniques pour orchestre (The Sea, Three Symphonic Sketches for Orchestra) was a famous Japanese print by the painter Hokusai, " The Hollow of the Wave off Kanagawa". In this, our second program, which is dedicated to the ocean`s vastness, La Mer, one of Debussy`s greatest masterpieces, would be an absolute must 

 

In these concerts, our soloist will be flautist Antonio Dobatkova, principal flute in the OFJ, born in Belarus and naturalized in Argentina, who offers us a very unusual piece: The orchestral arrangement by Christopher Palmer, of the Flute Sonata(1942) by Russian composer Sergei Prokófiev, in this case called Concerto for flute, Opus 94.  The work was also rearranged by the composer as the Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 94a. 

*Tickets available on Ticketmaster
*Music Appreciation lectures on Thursday at 7:00 PM and Sunday at 11:00 AM, Free and open to the public
*30% Discounts for students, seniors,teachers, persons with disabilities
*Programming  subject to change without notice

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