With the motto ‘The excellence of classical music in Gran Canaria’, the Philharmonic Society of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (the oldest musical entity in Spain) begins a new path in which young internationally acclaimed performers will be the ones who promote, among others, the incorporation of new audiences to classical music on our Island. The CICCA stage, of the La Caja de Canarias Foundation, receive this Tuesday the debut of Viviana Lasaricina.
Pedro Schlueter and Juan Henriquez, President and secretary, respectively, of the Philharmonic Society of Las Palmas de Gran, explained in the presentation that took place on the CICCA stage, this Monday, September 27, that as a consequence of the pandemic situation and the new demands, with the suspension of activities during 2020, “we intend to redirect or restructure our activity and priorities, to adapt to new times and new audiences. For this reason, we are going to bet on young acting values, although all will be internationally acclaimed references, in a program that will continue to be exquisite and, which was born with the idea that these new values attract a new audience, “said the representative of the institution.
Schlueter assured that the Philharmonic Society of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, born in 1885, has served to define the taste and musical activity of the city for centuries, “something that is priceless, but to continue to hold this position we must catch up and take care of our programming,” he pointed out before pointing out as a great challenge for society the events programmed jointly, to be celebrated on December 21, for the anniversary of the death of the composer Camile Saint Seäns in the capital city and in the municipality of Guía.
For his part, Fernando Fernández, general director of the La Caja Foundation, pointed out that it is an honor for the entity to have the cultural proposal of the Philharmonic Society “It is necessary to defend due to the limitations of space in these times”. In addition, he encouraged all those interested to attend the Viviana Lasaricina concert, the first commitment of the programming in the cultural center that houses the Foundation’s headquarters.
The first great appointment of this program is imminent, this Tuesday, and will feature the Italian pianist Viviana Lasaracina, graduated with honors from the National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome and winner of numerous awards and accolades, which have led her to perform in prestigious concert halls such as the Wigmore Hall in London, Cortot Hall in Paris, Arsht Center in Miami and Carnegie Hall in New York, to name a few.
His debut record dedicated to Enrique Granados’ Goyescas has recently hit the record market, a work recorded for the Dynamic label that was highlighted as one of the best albums of last July by the specialized magazine Gramophone.
Therefore, next Tuesday, September 28, Viviana Lasaracina will offer a program that includes the Suite Holberg Op 40 by Grieg, the Sonata for piano number 3 Op 23 by Scriabin, the Ballad Op 19 by Fauré and the Sonata for piano number 2 Op 36 by Rachmaninov in his revised version of 1931.
The concert will take place at the Caja de Canarias Initiatives Center, CICCA, at 7:30 p.m.
The Philharmonic Society of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria appreciates the collaboration of Public Institutions and private companies to carry out this new season 21/22.
The program features several highlights before the end of 2021, with relevant artists on the international scene, including Canarian artists, in addition to the commemoration of the centenary of the death of the illustrious French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, who in addition to being honorary president of the bicentennial society, he visited the island between 1889 and 1909. In fact, Juan Henríquez recounted was responsible for acquiring the organ of the Guía church.
The program designed will bring emerging figures to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria such as the pianist Yuliana Avdeeva, the violinist Tobías Feldmann and the pianist Yekwon Sunwoo, among others.