The Gran Canaria Wind Orchestra (GCWO) celebrates its VII season with two concerts at the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium. The first of them, which will take place this Sunday, October 3 at 12:00 in the Symphonic Hall, is dedicated to the figure of the Czech composer Antonin Leopold Dvorak and is entitled Dvorak: envisioning a new world. A symphonic program that connects with the current problem of rebuilding a new world through a new sound perception. In this sense, for those responsible for the GCWO, the choice of Dvorak was clear as an exponent of an optimistic reflection that seeks human happiness and social development through a new way of proceeding. And for this, nothing better than Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op.95, also known as Symphony of the new world, composed in 1893. The concert will conclude with the performance of American Suite, op. 98b.
The second concert of this seventh season, dedicated to Mahler, will take place on Monday, December 6 at 12:00. Under the title Mahler: consciousness of man and nature, the GCWO will interpret Symphony No. 1 in D Major Titan, composed by the composer between 1884 and 1888. Mahler invites us with his music to reflect on respect for nature as the implacable force of life.
Both concerts, a co-production of the Gran Canaria Wind Orchestra Cultural Association and the Auditorium and Theater Foundation, mobilize a total of 130 musicians and also have the collaboration of the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the Cabildo de Gran Canaria and the Philharmonic Society from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
The Gran Canaria Wind Orchestra is a non-profit group, formed by a staff of teachers from conservatories and music schools together with outstanding students in all wind specialties, who join altruistically several times a year, to enrich the musical panorama of the island. Among its main objectives, it stands out the realization of current programs of the repertoire of wind orchestras and bands, betting on the dissemination of the most modern masterpieces and of the highest artistic quality, without forgetting the classic wind repertoire, from the most chamber music to the Symphonic titles of the 19th and 20th centuries.
David Fiuza Souto es the chief director of the GCWO. Born in 1985 in Pontevedra, he began his musical studies at the Merza Artistic Band school. He obtained the Higher Degree in Clarinet at the Superior Conservatory of Vigo, the Higher Degree “Bachelor” in Band Conducting at the Hogeschool Muzik Zuyd in Maastricht (Holland) and the Higher Degree in Orchestral Conducting and Choir Conducting at the Superior Conservatory ” Joaquín Rodrigo “from Valencia. In addition, he has completed higher studies in Composition at the Conservatorio Superior de Vigo. Fiuza has been the principal conductor and guest of different groups, both national and international. He is currently the principal conductor of the municipal band of Lugo, the band of Lalín, in Pontevedra, and of the Gran Canaria Wind Orchestra.
Tickets for these two concerts, at the price of 14 euros, can now be purchased, from Monday to Friday, at the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium box office, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., or at the Theater Pérez Galdós, from 10:00 to 13:00; as well as in the pages www.auditorioalfredokraus.es and www.teatroperezgaldos.es.