The young orchestras of the Canary Islands and the Basque Country join forces at the Kursaal

Víctor Pablo Pérez directs one of the rehearsals with both formations. / C7

La Jocan and La Ego play Mahler's 'Symphony No. 3', together with the Orfeón Donostiarra and the Orfeoi Gazte, conducted by Víctor Pablo Pérez

CANARY ISLANDS7 The Gran Canarian palms

In the framework of
San Sebastian Musical Fortnightthe Euskal Herria Youth Orchestra (EGO) celebrates its 25th anniversary, together with the Canary Islands Youth Orchestra (Jocan), with a concert in
the Kursaal this Friday, August 5, at 8:00 p.m.

For this celebration, young musical talents from both territories, as part of an exchange program, will unite all their resources to perform one of the most ambitious creations of
Gustav Mahler, the 'Symphony No. 3', conducted by Víctor Pablo Pérez.

As part of this meeting between the two orchestras, the Jocan has performed in Vitoria, Azkoitia, Bilbao, San Sebastián and Hondarribia, always under the command of Víctor Pablo Pérez, interpreting the
Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 1 and the
Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with the participation of Serbian violinist Nemanja Radulovic as soloist.

In the concert that puts the final touch to the tour and that requires an imposing organic orchestral and choral ensemble, they will be accompanied by the white voices of the
Orfeón Donotiarra and the Orfeoi Gazte.

Also participating will be the
mezzo-soprano from San Sebastian Carmen Artazadirected by the artistic director of the Jocan, one of the conductors who has performed on the most occasions in the history of the Fortnight, who points out that these concerts "are history for the Canarian formation", qualifying it as
«highlight of his career in his six years of life».

In this last Basque event, there will be more than a hundred musicians on stage, of which 55 will be from the Jocan, to interpret one of the great pieces of the repertoire at the oldest classical music festival in Spain, such as the 'Symphony No. 3' of Mahler.

intense week

The meeting between the two orchestras has had a week of work and coexistence, at the Higher Music Center of the Basque Country, with the teaching of top-level teachers such as Teimuraz Janikashvili (violin 1), Jennifer Moreau (violin 2) OSCyL soloist, Josep Puchades (viola) professor at Musikene and viola of the Quiroga quartet, Marius Diaz, cello of the OSCyL and professor at Salamanca; the double bass Ander Perrino (Soloist DSO Berlin), Julia Gallego, flute, Andrey Godyk, oboe and Vicente Alberola, clarinet (Soloists Mahler Chamber Orchestra); Guillermo Salcedo, bassoon (Soloist of the Barcelona Liceu Orchestra); Luis Gonzalez, trumpet (Teacher at Musikene); Bernardo Cifres, horn (Soloist Les Arts Orchestra of Valencia / Former Soloist of the BOS); Juan Manuel Real, trombone (Teacher at Musikene); Óscar Abella Martín, tuba (Soloist of Euskadiko Orkestra); Gratiniano Murcia, percussion (Soloist in the Les Arts Orchestra of Valencia) and Ivan Bragado Pveda, harp (Soloist Harp of the Euskadiko Orkestra), who give a good account of the previous joint and formative work of this musical project.

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