Commemoration concert dedicated to Joaquín Rodrigo to take place in Yerevan

Published: Nov 12 2019

Author: ANM Media
Concert dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the death of Joaquín Rodrigo will take place on the 15th of November at Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall. During the concert, Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra will present G. Verdi's “La Forza del Destino” overture, W. A. Mozart's Flute Concerto No.1, Schumann's Symphony No.4, as well as J. Rodrigo's “Aria Antigua” for flute and string orchestra (Armenian premiere).

The conductor is Robert Ferrer and the soloist is Sara Ureña Cabrera from Spain.
 
The music of Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999) is a homage to the rich and varied cultures of Spain. No other Spanish composer has drawn on so many different aspects of his country's spirit as sources of inspiration, from the history of Roman Spain to the work of contemporary poets. Joaquín Rodrigo’s numerous and varied compositions include eleven concertos for various instruments, more than sixty songs, choral and instrumental works, and music for the theatre and the cinema. In 1940 the world premiere took place in Barcelona of the Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra, a definitive example of his musical personality and a work which would bring him worldwide fame. Throughout his life Joaquín Rodrigo was frequently honored by governments, universities, academies and other civil and musical organizations in many different countries like Gran Cruz de Alfonso X el Sabio, Doctor honoris causa of several universities and Director of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando.