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The Symphony Orchestra of Cuenca presents accountability and concert

In compliance with the provisions of the Constitution of the Republic and the Organic Law of Transparency and Access to Public Information (LOTAIP) that guarantees and regulates the exercise of the fundamental right of people to information, the Symphony Orchestra of Cuenca invites Public Accountability hearing of its 2019 management and then to the fourth chapter of the Beethoven-Salgado Cycle, this Friday, February 28 at the Pumapungo theater from 7:45 PM. Admission is free until capacity is filled. We thank you for arriving early.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), is the most interpreted classical composer in the world and one of the most important representatives of European culture. His works are cultural heritage of humanity and have a growing global interest. Beyond the world of music, Beethoven is an example for creativity without limits, it became inspiration and model for countless people in the world.
His work is visionary, represents an indomitable will towards a society in motion, to the rise to modernity, to humanism, to the freedom of the arts and social utopias. His work takes us directly to the central themes of the identity and future of our society.

Luis Humberto Salgado (1903-1977), "the Ecuadorian Beethoven", coincides in several of the aspects mentioned with Beethoven, who was his idol as a composer. Salgado was also classic in the formal aspect of his symphonic and visionary works in Ecuador in the twentieth century, applying the most modern composition techniques to his works. Both wrote 9 symphonies and the same number of concerts, so we present these works together, these works being for the two composers, a central part of their extensive catalogs. This cycle of tributes will be the main focus of the first season offered by the Symphony Orchestra of Cuenca in 2020.

We hope that Beethoven and Salgado are also inspiration for you, along with the other guest works and artists that come to delight us. Welcome always!

Michael Meissner, titular director

Fourth "Ecuadorian" Symphony in D Major (1957). Luis Humberto Salgado. In this symphony, Salgado returns to one of his main inspirations: to fuse the essence of traditional Ecuadorian music with the advanced compositional techniques of the 20th century. The work consists of four contrasting movements in the usual order.

The Fourth Symphony of Beethoven. It is an absolute masterpiece. Flanked by the two imposing tops of Heroic and Fifth, it has yet to fight against those who, faced with such strong dishes, have a worn palate for delicacies. The Fourth Symphony is not a rest of the warrior at all. Like the "odd" symphonies, it emerges from a powerful constructive vigor, and it is all locked by rhythmic motives and cells that tell us about a master in the art of development. It demands from the orchestra a relentless virtuosity, and the nuances of agogic and dynamic are not only expressive, but functional and architectural. In short, it is a precise and forceful sound object that gathers clarity and grace from the good old days and from the new a great amount of technical resources previously unknown or not sufficiently exploited.

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