The Young Symphony Orchestra of Cartagena will perform several pieces by Niesen and Rimski-Korsakov set in the medieval tale
The Young Symphony Orchestra of Cartagena is going to celebrate its fifth anniversary with a concert dedicated to ‘The Thousand and One Nights’, the compilation of stories told by the oriental princess Sherezade. The recital will be next Saturday July 17 at El Batel at 7:00 p.m. Tickets can now be purchased for 7 euros through the auditorium’s official website (auditorioelbatel.es).
The president of the JOSCT, formed in April 2016, Álvaro Valdesueiro, said that they will offer a concert “inspired by the most exotic Middle East with which we bring the magic, mystery and sensuality of the East to Cartagena. A dazzling and very colorful orchestration. A luxury concert with capital letters ». For this, they will have Javier Valero as solo violin and with the actor Pepe Ortas, whose voice will serve as the common thread of the show. The Orchestra will perform the compositions of Carl Niesen (‘Aladdin, op. 34. 3:00’) and the Russian Nicolai Rimski-Korsakov (‘Scheherazade. 45:00’). Two European composers who put music to medieval origin stories from various parts of the Middle East and supposedly compiled by Abu Abd-Allah Muhammad el-Gahshigar, who lived in the 9th century. In addition, the concert will be broadcast on the JOSCT YouTube channel.
“The musicians are highly motivated and eager to face this great challenge that we have proposed to them,” acknowledged Álvaro Pintado, conductor of the orchestra, yesterday during the presentation of the concert in Cartagena. They just want – he admits – to see the auditorium full because it is “spectacular music suitable for any type of listener, whether or not they are familiar with symphonic music.”
Álvaro Valdesueiro «We bring to Cartagena the magic, mystery and sensuality of the Middle East. A luxury concert », says Valdesueiro
The JOSCT was born five years ago by the young people of Cartagena themselves in the absence of an orchestra dedicated to them. “The JOSCT has become an active part of Cartagena’s culture, offering around five concerts a year, both as a symphonic orchestra and with small groups, such as the wind or the chamber orchestra, among others,” explained David Martínez Noguera. Councilor for Culture of the City Council.
The Cartagena city council has been actively collaborating with the JOSCT since 2017, providing them with the necessary budget to carry out all their activities. A few days before the concert (on July 12), the Young Symphony Orchestra of Cartagena will be in the II Day of Blood Donation and recruitment of marrow donors organized by the orchestra and by the Hemodonation Center of the Region of Murcia from 10.00 at 14.00 hours. Donors will be able to enjoy an open house rehearsal in Room A of the El Batel Auditorium. For more information you can consult the official website of the orchestra (josct.com).