An eloquent programme full of subtleties

The Liceu Brass Ensemble sprang from the brass section of the Orquestra del Gran Teatre del Liceu, with the unconditional support of its conductor, maestro Josep Pons, and with the aim of performing rigorous, outstanding work. 

In the preparation for this concert, the members of the Liceu Brass Ensemble conducted exhaustive technical work and delved into a virtuoso, demanding and yet highly gratifying programme. 

This time, it will be led and conducted by the prestigious trumpet soloist Matthias Höfs, a member of the German Brass Ensemble. 

It is an eloquent programme full of subtleties in which wind instruments will shine more than ever!  

Constellations Series

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.  

  • Approximate running time 1h 20min
Conductor
Matthias Höfs

February 2024

Programa 

Tomaso Albinoni
Adagio en Sol menor 

Johann Sebastian Bach
Cantata BWV 29 “Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir”
Cantata BWV 146 “Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal”
Duetto “Wie will ich mich freuen” 

Bartolomé de Selma
Canzone Seconda 

Gregorias Dinicu
Hora Staccato 

Ennio Morricone
“Gabriel’s Oboe” (The Mission) 

Stanley Myers
Cavatina (The Deer Hunter) (original for guitar) 

Gioachino Rossini
Obertura (Il barbiere di Siviglia) 

Franz Schubert
Sonata “Arpeggione” D.821 

Enrique Crespo
Step along the Mississippi
Mississippi Mud
Old Man River
Sweet Georgia Brown 

Giuseppe Tartini
Concerto Re Major