“Redemptions: twentieth-century music for convulsive times”.

PALMA, 30.04.2109. The Chamber Orchestra of Mallorca presents "Redemptions:
twentieth century music for convulsive times"

Along with the music readings of letters of the last shot by the III Reich will be made. This soloist will perform as one of the most outstanding young vihuelists in Europe, Patricia Gómez. The Chamber Orchestra of Mallorca will offer this weekend its fourth season concert under the title of “Redenciones”. It is a concert where they will tackle the repertoire of authors who lived the Second World War and who influenced their music.

To accentuate the social nature of this concert readings will also be made of the last ones shot by the Nazi regime. The concerts will take place on Saturday, May 4 at 7 pm at the Church of Pont de Inca (Marratxí) and on Sunday 5 May also at 7pm at the Church of Monti-Sion in Pollença. One of the most outstanding young viola interpreters in Europe, Patricia Gómez, will also speak as soloist.

This young Catalan woman of only 25 years old today works at the Folkwang Kammerorchester in Essen (Germany) and is a member of Gustav MahlerJugendorchester and the Youth Orchestra of the European Union, two of the most prestigious musical institutions in the world. baton, the titular director, Bernat Quetglas.

For the one that makes the repertoire emphasizes that the two works of Arvo Pärt (Estonia, 1935) that will sound for the first time in the Balearic Islands: “Fratres” and “Cantus in memory of Benjamin Britten”. The funerary character of this last piece is related to the “Trauermusik” by Paul Hindemith, composed in a single evening for a funeral. In any case, the central work of this concert will be the “Chamber Symphony” by Dimitri Xostakòvitx, a work composed after of the strong impression that caused the composer to see the city of Leipzig in ruins after the Second World War.

The composer, dismayed, dedicated the work “to all the victims of fascism and war.” Funerary music, music inspired by horror; a warning the current society and the convulsive times that we live.