Andrés Orozco-Estrada returns to Colombia to conduct the National Symphony Orchestra at the Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo
The Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo once again receives on its stage the principal conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, one of the most important in the world, who will be accompanied by the young pianist from Bogotá Matthew Garvin Díaz and the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia. The concert will be held on Friday, July 9, at 8 p.m., and will have the measures of the biosafety protocol of the stage, which guarantee the well-being of all attendees.
After having conquered the most important stages in Europe and North America, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, who in October of last year assumed his position as principal conductor of one of the most important orchestras in the world, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, returns to the country to conduct to the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia on Friday, July 9, at 8 pm
In his concert at the Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo, he will share the stage with the young pianist Matthew Garvin Díaz, 14, who at the age of twelve was chosen as one of the winners of the Young Soloists of the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia in the 2019. In addition, Garvin Díaz has dabbled in composition and symphonic conducting and is a finalist in the Solo category of the Carmel Klavier International Piano Competition for Young Artists.
Under the baton of Orozco-Estrada, the young pianist will perform excerpts from Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, a work in which the German composer was inspired by the instrumentation and musical structure of the last concerts. from Mozart.
The repertoire is complemented by Johannes Brahms‘ Symphony No. 1 in C minor, a piece that represents the German musician’s most emotional and personal musical statement and is known as one of the most distinctive works of symphonic literature.
Andrés Orozco-Estrada is known for his energy, elegance and spirit. Since the 2020/21 season, he has been bringing these virtues to bear as chief conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. He is also in front of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestras, the Houston Symphony, the Freixenet Symphony of the Reina Sofía School of Music and the Young Philharmonic of Colombia.
Orozco-Estrada also regularly conducts the most important orchestras in Europe, including the Vienna Philharmonic and the Berlin Philharmonic, among others, and American orchestras such as Philadelphia and Chicago.
The National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia gathers a musical tradition that dates back to 1846 when it was created as the flagship group of the National Academy of Music. With the purpose of spreading and stimulating the enjoyment of symphonic music in the country, it performs more than 70 concerts a year. In its long artistic career, the Orchestra has performed under the baton of great masters such as Igor Stravinsky, Aram Khachaturian, Paul Hindemith, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Rossen Milanov and Gustavo Dudamel.
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