A journey through the virtuosity of the viola
In this programme, we are presenting the two viola soloists from our orchestra: Alejandro Garrido and Albert Coronado.
Under the musical direction of Dani Espasa, we will travel through the virtuosity of the viola, from the last of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, number 6, written for two solo violas and chamber orchestra, to the modern reference of these concertos, the Kammermusik of his modern compatriot Paul Hindemith, this time number 5 for solo viola.
In the middle is the classical concerto by Austrian composer Franz Anton Hoffmeister, who wrote so brilliantly for this instrument.
This season we start a new series of chamber orchestra concerts with the aim of showcasing to audiences the musicians in the orchestra as soloists to show their virtuoso facet and connect their faces and their art.
We call it Constellations, a pattern of stars in the musical firmament that connecting us with the Liceu’s entrance doors.
For this first instalment, we are introducing the names and faces of four virtuosos of instruments that are infrequently seen as soloists in the concert world, namely the viola and the double bass. We will also enjoy again the quality of the excellent Liceu Brass ensemble.
- Approximate running time 1h
- Viola Soloists
- Albert Coronado and Alejandro Garrido
- Dani Espasa