Las Palmas Symphony Orchestra It is polishing the details for 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.
The Popular New Year's Concert has become an unavoidable annual event exhausting all locations and repeating up to 4 functions in the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium. The Las Palmas Symphony fills the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium, hanging the 'sold out' sign in the three functions of next Friday and Saturday, so a fourth function has been added for Friday, December 27, at 18.30 hours. A performance for which some locations are still available.
One aspect to highlight in this project is the production of a Participatory Choir with about 100 components that makes the concert itself much more spectacular and closer.
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 Canary talent,Rafael Sánchez Spider. 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, the musical repertoire will be varied, including a selection of well-known classic and modern pieces with their own arrangements. Swan Lake, La Tarantula or a Pasodobles potpourri, 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 consolidate as some of the main dishes of this new concert of the group.
The Las Palmas Symphony Orchestra closes this 2019 filling the four functions of the Popular New Year's Concert, to put the finishing touch to a very intense year. After a powerful annual exercise in which it has celebrated its XX Anniversary with several successful musical projects, among which Carmina Burana, also held at the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium last June, and with the presentation of its first disco, Cantos Isleños.
With 20 years of experience in concert management, the Las Palmas Symphony Orchestra always offers the highest quality in its concerts, always betting on local talent, counting among its musicians with national and international professionals.
This activity developed in recent years has facilitated that young musicians from Gran Canaria acquire an important orchestral experience working with directors such as Guido Ajmon-Marsan, Patrick Baton, José Brito, José María Damunt, Ricardo Frizza, Monserrat Font Marco, Ignacio García Vidal, José Luis Gómez, Gregorio Gutiérrez, Francesc Llongueres, Dolores Marco, Juan José Ocón, Miquel Ortega, Pascual Osa or Miguel Roa.
Within the symphonic activity, the OSLP has accompanied soloists such as Celso Albelo, Jorge de León, Francisco Corujo, Judith Pezoa, Lucas Alemán, Juan Pablo Alemán, Radovan Cavallin, Francisco Martínez Ramos, Salvador Mir, Sergio Marrero or Víctor Parra.