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Second Viva Vivaldi Festival at the Digital Room of the Cuenca Symphony Orchestra

Osvaldo Urbieta, brilliant Mexican violinist, is the Guest Soloist for the new digital concert of the Cuenca Symphony Orchestra on its YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/sinfonicacuenca and on Facebook https: //www.facebook. com / sinfonicacuenca this Tuesday, June 30 at 8 PM, chamber music concert recorded on Friday, November 8, 2019 at La Catedral Vieja. The repertoire includes: The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi and The Four Seasons by Astor Piazzolla.

The 8 Stations. On this occasion and within the framework of the second Viva Vivaldi Festival held in November 2019, we presented two masterpieces about the four seasons: those of the Baroque Venetian composer Antonio Vivaldi and those of the twentieth-century tango revolutionary, Astor Piazzolla. This banquet is presented in period costumes, offering the public a true audiovisual party.

In the Four Stations of Vivaldi we find exemplified all the revolutionary characteristics of the Vivaldian baroque concert; absolute music, unrelated to the church; the three-beat contrasts: fast-slow-fast; the contrasting dynamic element due to the echo effect; a virtuoso soloist, accompanied only by the basso continuo, faces the entire orchestra; and finally, the imitation of nature, a good pretext to write a work with a spectacular imaginary title.

On the other hand, in Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas, Astor Piazzolla does not describe nature to us, but the bohemian spirit of the city of Buenos Aires, intoxicated with the frivolous elegance of tango in which the voices of the bandoneon and the violin aspire to the nostalgia and sadness of the soul.

Osvaldo Urbieta - Violinist. Oaxaca-Mexico. He begins his musical studies in the family. He enters the "Ollin Voliztli" Cultural Ensemble School of Life and Movement Improvement to the Violin chair with the teacher Sergei Gorbenko and graduates with honors.

He has participated in the Chamber Music festivals in San Miguel de Allende and in the International Festival at the University of Houston Texas. He completed a Chamber Music Diploma at the National Center for the Arts with the Latin American Quartet.

Soloist of the Vida y Movimiento symphony orchestra, of the First International Festival of Classical Music of Oaxaca with the San Francisco Symphony, Orquesta de la Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca, Guivi ni´ruld Chamber Orchestra, New Mexico Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra "Viva Vivaldi", Mexican Symphony Orchestra, Michoacán Symphony Orchestra, Puebla Symphony Orchestra, Yucatan Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Autonomous University of Mexico.

For his great national and international career, he has obtained numerous awards and recognitions, including: 2nd Place in the Best Performer contest organized by Choirs and Youth Orchestras of Mexico. 1st. Place in the 5th National Violin Competition "Hermilo Novelo" at UNAM, Hermilo Novelo Prize in the 4th international violin competition "Henrik Szeryng" awarded to the best Mexican interpreter. 2nd place in the contest of the 3rd. National Chamber Music Prize of Salamanca - Guanajuato.


With this installment, there will be 18 digital concerts that the public can enjoy and share from anywhere on the planet at the time and times they want in the Digital Room of the Cuenca Symphony Orchestra.

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