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
Dmitry Yablonsky conducts and plays the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. Dates March 26th (Durban), April 2, 9 and 16 (Cape Town).
Yablonsky will be on tour with his mother, the great pianist Oxana Yablonskaya and Janna Gandelman, concertmaster of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. All three will performance 4 different programs.
For two weeks, Shlomo Mintz will have his first full program with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra as Soloist in Residence.
Francesca Dego and Francesca Leonardi performed at the 2015 Remembrance Day Concert in the Auditorium Parco della Musica’s Santa Cecilia Hall in Rome alongside Roby Lakatos and Ute Lemper on January 26th. The concert was broadcast live by RAI 5 and RAI Radio 3.
All programmes can be found on RAI’s website: www.rai.it