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Baton for Venezuelan in the VI Cuenca Symphony Concert of Season II, 2016

The Symphony Orchestra of Cuenca under the baton of maestro Gerardo Estrada Martinez (Venezuela), Guest Conductor, with the participation of prominent Ecuadorian flutist Jamil Erazo Moreno, presents the sixth concert of the Second Season, 2016, Friday, October 21, which will be held in the Sucre theater at 8 PM with free entry. The repertoire is:

Advance e Imitation Fugaz, by Gonzalo Castellanos-Yumar. (Premiere Cuenca). This is one of the most famous works of Venezuelan symphonic repertoire and also one of the best pages of nationalism of Venezuela. It is a prelude and fugue which reveals in its fullness the talent and strong technical abilities of Castellanos as a composer and orchestrator. The work observes the free use of tonality.

Concert for Flute and Orchestra In D Major, Op. 8 (1959), by Otar Gordeli, was composed in 1958 and published in 1960. It is a charming example of virtuous melodic writing. One may be tempted to call it modern and a Russian counterpart of the Concertino Chaminade, with a touch of Gershwin. The concerto is in one continuous movement with very lyrical slow sections that make it reminiscent of Gershwin. This concert offers approximately 14 minutes of a single orchestral timbre, accompanying a virtuous line by the flute.

The Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Opus 47, by Dmitri Shostakovich was composed between April and July 1937, as a reaction by the musician against criticism, to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the October Revolution and premiered in Leningrad by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Yevgeny Mravinsky, on 21 November, 1937. The work was a huge success on the day of its release. Accordingly, Mstislav Rostropovich received applause of at least forty minutes. Today it is one of the most popular works of the composer. Defined by its author as a lyric-heroic symphony, the main idea is the emotional experience and the triumphant optimism of man.

Dear friends always know that all are cordially invited.

Ms. Ana Vázquez Dávila, Public relations officer, Symphony Orchestra of Cuenca

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