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New concert offers the Cuenca Symphony Orchestra in its Digital Room

The V Concert of the II Season 2020 will be directed by the maestro William Vergara Saula, Guest Conductor and has the participation of the talented Ecuadorian bassoonist Miguel García and will be the next digital delivery. This concert was recorded live without an audience on Friday, October 16 at the Pumapungo Theater, strictly following the "Work Protocol for the Production of Audiovisual and Cinematographic Works during the health crisis caused by COVID-19 in Ecuador" processed by the Ministry of Culture and approved by the National COE and will be broadcast this Saturday, October 24 at 8 PM in the Digital Concert Hall of the Cuenca Symphony Orchestra on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/sinfonicacuenca and on Facebook https: //www.facebook.com/sinfonicacuenca.
 
The repertoire includes: Triptych by Yasushi Akutagawa, Ciranda Das Sete Notes in C Major for Bassoon by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, K. 183 / 173dB by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Yasushi Akutagawa triptych. The triptych for strings was composed in 1953 and consists of 3 movements: Allegro, Berceuse: Andante and Presto. Of these movements, the second movement dedicated to his daughter stands out with a beautiful and simple oriental air based on the use of melodies and harmonies that create a soundscape by the hand of a genre of French origin (Berceuse) whose translation would be “lullaby a sound photograph of the feeling of the country, which was not indifferent to the passage of the 40s of the last century.
 
Ciranda Das Sete Notes in C Major for Bassoon by Heitor Villa-Lobos. This work had its world premiere in 1933, performed by the Orquestra do Teatro Municipal de Río de Janeiro, directed by the composer himself. The acoustic color of the bassoon with its warm and dark charisma and its multifaceted character of melancholy, sadness and joy is unique. In Villa-Lobos' Ciranda das sete notes, the bassoon can play with its beautiful strength that marks this work in one of the most popular bassoon concertos in history. "The irony and the Brazilian rhythms, on the one hand, the exuberant virtuosity of the solo instrument on the other, give this piece its face."


Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, K. 183 / 173dB by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It was released on October 5, 1773, so with this performance we commemorate the 247 years of creation of this jewel of the Mozart repertoire. Written in the key of G minor, the composer's most personal key, this symphony foreshadows, in a way, the stormy passions that were to more presently inhabit the symphonic thought of Romanticism. Undoubtedly, this symphony signifies a before and after in Mozart's compositional life due to the use of resources inherited from the Mannheim school and the sound visions that the movement known as Sturm und Drang (storm and tension) would make its own.
 
William Vergara - Guest Director. Graduated from the Royal Schools of Music in England as a conductor. He has studied orchestral, operatic and ballet improvement with Emmanuel Siffert (Switzerland), Luis Gorelik (Argentina), Carlos Vieu (Argentina) and Rodolfo Fischer (Chile). He has worked as a guest conductor in important orchestral groups in Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Spain and Ecuador where he has also given keynote speeches, classes and conferences, also collaborating in Ecuador with the main festivals in force in the country.
 
Young Ecuadorian director selected to participate in the Danubio Azul / Bela Bartok Internacional Opera Conducting Competition 2021 (8th edition). Miguel García - Bassoonist. He began his studies of Bassoon at the National Conservatory of Music in the city of Quito with Maestro Hugo Quimbita (Ecuador), he continued his training at the Fundación Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil del Ecuador with Maestro Orlando Sisalema (Ecuador). He obtained his Bachelor's Degree as a Pedagogical Instrumentalist at the Technical University of Manabí and later did a Master's Degree in "Interpretation of Classical and Contemporary Music Instrument Bassoon" at the Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona-Spain with the guidance of Maestro Guillermo Salcedo (Spain).
 
With this delivery there will be 34 digital concerts that the public can enjoy and share from anywhere on the planet at the time and as many times as they want in the Digital Room of the Cuenca Symphony Orchestra.
 
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