The 7th Gabala International Music Festival will be held from July 25 to August 1, 2015 with the organizational support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Since 2009, this annual International Music Festival takes place in the beautiful town of Gabala. Symphony concerts, as well as mugham, classic, chamber, jazz and vocal music concerts are organized within the framework of the Festival. Well-known musicians from around the world, world-renowned symphonic and philharmonic orchestras participate every year in this important Festival.
Moscow Virtuosi, Paul Meyer, Rauf Abdulaev, Dmitry Yablonsky, Giancarlo de Lorenzo, Orchester Wiener Akademie, Flamenco Dance, Martin Hoselbok, Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, Gian Luca Pasolini, …
After seven years, Shlomo is back to Ecuador to conduct and play a unique concert in Quito. The impressive Casa de la Música will receive the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Ecuador and Shlomo Mintz for this long-awaited concert. Bogotá is receiving Shlomo Mintz for a second consecutive year. The link created with the Orchestra Filarmónica de Bogotá as well as with the own city is being consolidated and will have a second part this year in October/November.
The essential music series presents composers in the context of the folk music of their environment. Roberto Beltrán-Zavala and the re:orchestra have prepared a program of works by Dmitri Shostakovich, surrounded by folk songs from the Balkans, Russia and Romania. In this program, Shostakovich’s works are combined with folk music traditional of the streets of Eastern Europe bringing to the audience a new and refreshing perspective of Shostakovich’s works.
Roberto Beltrán-Zavala and The re: orchestra sign to BIS records for the release of their debut album “Essential Music – Shostakovich”
Presentation tour dates in The Netherlands: October 30, 2015 | Zeeuwse concertzaal, Middelburg October 31, 2015 | MCO, Hilversum November 1, 2015 | Jurriaanse zaal, de Doelen, Rotterdam
Founded in 1973, BIS Records belongs to the most highly respected classical labels in the world, praised for the sound quality of its recordings and for the versatility and variety of its catalogue, which to date includes more than 1700 titles and is distributed in more than 46 countries. BIS records has won virtually every industry award with recordings of some of the finest conductors, soloists and orchestras in the world. With “Essential Music-Shostakovich”, Mexican-Dutch conductor Roberto Beltrán Zavala and the re:orchestra of Rotterdam join the ranks of some of the finest classical artists such as Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Valery Gergiev, Martin Fröst, and world class orchestras such as The Royal Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Dutch Radio Philharmonic among many others.
Francesca Dego brings the Wolf-Ferrari Violin Concerto back to concert halls !
Shlomo Mintz closed the “Festival del Centro Histórico de México” performing a brilliant Sibelius concerto. With the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería and Thomas Sanderling.
“Shlomo Mintz’s interpretation of Sibelius’ Concerto was transparent, clear, never shallow or impersonal,
tremendously emotional at times and so deeply committed that it lifted everyone to a higher dimension.”
“The truth is that a description of an artist like Mintz, goes far beyond any imagination. Sure, one could write about his amazing technical skills with dry terms like rallentandos, rubatos, acellerandos, cadenzas, etc., which critics often do, but this would not tell us anything about the greater depths of his performance.
So I’d rather write purely subjective: about his narrative way of performing, about the emotions and feelings he showed while playing; matters that, in my view, are far more valuable. And though it’s a fact that his technique was impeccable, his violin playing went far beyond mere appreciation, far beyond a performance which someone could simply call beautiful, well done or something like that…”
The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Roberto Beltrán Zavala brought the International Spring Orchestra Festival to a spectacular conclusion celebrating the struggles for freedom through Karl Fiorini’s first symphony dedicated to the golden jubilee anniversary of Malta’s independence.
Alongside the symphony, Beltrán Zavala guided us on a musical journey to the near orient with Rimsky-Korsakov’s most popular work and highly evocative Scheherazade suite, bringing the evening and the festival to a magnificent finale.
Symphony no. 1 (World Premier) – Karl Fiorini
Scheherazade Suite op.35 – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov