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The Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra will offer a new series of concerts online and on television

The Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra (PRSO) announced that, given the current situation of COVID-19 infections that makes it difficult to hold events, will broadcast four new chamber concerts through television for him Channel 6, WIPRY by Internet at wipr.com/live. The concerts can be enjoyed simultaneously on OSPR’s Facebook.

This concert series will air at 8:00pm on February 19 and 26, and March 5 and 12.

The first concert will be directed by the teacher Maximiano Valdés, head director of the OSPR. The Orchestra will perform the two beautiful symphonies No. 33 in B Flat Major [K. 319] from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and No. 60 in C Major [Hob I 60] from Joseph Haydn. In addition, they will present the Serenade for winds in D Minor [Opus. 44] of the Czech composer Antonin Dvorak.

Maximiano Valdés conductor of the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra (LUIS ALCALA DEL OLMO)

“We are happy to present ourselves to our public again, even if it is with this virtual modality. It will be a series of concerts that show the best of our musicians. We invite everyone to enjoy the great music of the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra,” Valdés said about the new OSPR presentations.

the second concert directed by Rafael Enrique Irizarryassociate director of OSPR, will include the piece from the film Munich, A Prayer for Peace by John Williamsthe Sonata a 5 for Brass Choir of Johann Pezel with an arrangement by Irizarry himself and Serenade No. 1 in D Major [Op. 11] by Johannes Brahms.

“In response to the uncertainty and military tension in Europe, we raise a prayer for peace with the piece of the same title, taken from the Munich tape, composed by Master John Williams. This is also how we join the worldwide celebration of its 90 years”, explained Irizarry.

associate director of the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Enrique Irizarry (ANDRE KANG / andre.kang@gfrmedia.com)
associate director of the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Enrique Irizarry (ANDRE KANG / [email protected]) (ANDRE KANG)

Maestro Valdés will also conduct the third concert, which includes the pieces The Swan of Tuonela, Op.22 No.2 by Jean SibeliusLe tombeau de Couperin de maurice ravel and Symphony No. 41 in C Major, “Jupiter,” by Wolfgang Mozart.

The last concert in this series will be part of the OSPR educational program and will feature the guest director, Karlo Flores. This concert aimed at children and young people includes musical pieces composed by Leopold Mozart, George Frideric Handel, Antonio Vivaldi, Leroy Anderson, Charles Gounod and the Puerto Rican educator Leila Martinez Hairknown as Master Leila.

To know the details of the next presentations, you are encouraged to follow OSPR’s social networks on Facebook and Instagram.

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