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.