March 7, 2021

The Young Orchestra of the Canary Islands pays tribute to Galdós

The Joven Orquesta de Canarias (Jocan) returns to the stage of the Pérez Galdós Theater next Monday, January 4 at 7:00 p.m. to fulfill its New Year’s appointment with the public. On this occasion, the repertoire includes the premiere of the work Galdosiana, commissioned to the Gran Canaria composer Laura Vega, an initiative that is part of the commemorative acts of the writer’s centenary and that will premiere precisely on January 4, the same day in the one who died 101 years ago.

The program is completed with the Symphony No. 7 by Beethoven, one of Benito Pérez Galdós’ favorite musicians. Days before this concert, the piece can be heard on January 1 in Tenerife and on January 3, in Fuerteventura. La Jocan will perform in a symphonic format, but adapted to what the health crisis demands, so that only 48 of the more than 150 musicians that make it up will be on stage, all of them under the baton of Vicent Alberola, a director with extensive experience leading young orchestras. As of December 26, the meeting between the members will already take place. A meeting, the eleventh since its creation in 2016, whose organization has not been without difficulties due to the current situation.


For its part, Galdosiana for orchestra was born thanks to a co-commission between the Young Orchestra of the Canary Islands and the National Orchestra of Spain as a tribute to Benito Pérez Galdós on the centenary of his death. After its premiere in the Canary Islands by the Jocan, the national group will be in charge of interpreting it before the Madrid public within its 2021 program.

In the days prior to the concerts, they will receive classes and training sessions by prestigious musicians recognized both on the national and international scene, which will serve to face the programmed repertoire, under a strict protocol that contemplates the rules dictated by the health authorities.


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