The Las Palmas Symphony Orchestra once again stars in one of the most anticipated Christmas musical events on the island of Gran Canaria: the Popular New Year's Concert, which for the eighth consecutive year, is held in the Symphony Hall of the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium. It should be noted that, after putting on sale the locations of the first three functions planned for tomorrow and the day after, and hanging the "sold out" sign, the Las Palmas Symphony has added a fourth function, which will also be held tomorrow at 18.30 hours, and that has already sold more than half of the seats.
One more year, the 65 musicians that make up the Las Palmas Symphony Orchestra go on stage at the Auditorium, directed by the director and young Canarian talent, Rafael Sánchez Araña. Next to them, will be the members of the Symphony Choir, directed by Maite Robaina. And as soloists, on this occasion the great Valencian soprano Isabel Rey, the castanets concertist Inma González, and the musician Bryn Mir will participate in the oboe.
In this new Christmas event, which has already become an inescapable event for many Canaries, the musical repertoire will be varied, including a selection of well-known classic and modern pieces with their own arrangements. Swan Lake, The tarantula or a medley of pasodobles, will be just some of this year's proposals, along with other classics as well known as the New York, New York, or the Bohemian Rapsody, which will be consolidated as some of the highlights of this new concert of the group.
The Las Palmas Symphony Orchestra closes this 2019 by filling the four functions of the Popular New Year's Concert, after a very intense annual exercise in which it has celebrated its 20th Anniversary with several successful musical projects, among which the Carmina Burana, also held at the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium last June, and with the presentation of his first album, Islander songs.