“In Crescendo” continues with the soloist Hernán Jara and the premiere of a concert with three pieces for flute

The project contemplates the gradual return to Teatro Universidad de Chile through concerts that will be broadcast via Ceac TV, which will be initially offered by soloists, to slowly expand into duo, trio, etc. formats. Along with this, the online channel will be empowered with the enabling of a radio signal, which will broadcast presentations by the casts themselves dependent on the Centro de Extensión Artística y Cultural, as well as recited poetry and interviews, among other content.



Centro de Extensión Artística y Cultural de la Universidad de Chile has not ceased in its work of bringing to the public the best of music in written tradition and contemporary dance. This ishow, in recent months, it has focused its work on enhancing digital content through www.ceactv.cl, an online channel where presentations of the artistic bodies it administers are transmitted – openly and free of charge: Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Chile, Ballet Nacional Chileno, Coro Sinfónico y Camerata Vocal de la Universidad de Chile.


Along these same lines, the organization is developing a strategy that, together with strengthening its sets grid programmatic,a precedent regarding the return of artists to the stage. “The concept is In Crescendo, explains Diego Matte, Director of the CEAC. “It is the return little by little, from the minimum expression towards the total conformation of Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Chile. It is to re-emerge, germinate to regrow. It is related to a new cycle and a new beginning that leads us to the celebration of the 80th anniversary of the orchestra ”, he points out, referring to the significant anniversary that will be commemorated next January.


The modality with which will be carried this process out includes starting with some presentations offered by a live soloist on the stage of Teatro Universidad de Chile, of course considering all the safeguard measures imposed by the health authority. Then, there are projections of duos, trios, quartets, quintets, etc., to later go on to chamber orchestra in small and medium formats. Thus, after several months – and only once sanitary conditions allow it – it is expected to be able to return with the complete conformation of the complex.


The first of the musicians to take the stage will be the clarinet soloist of the National Symphony, David Medina, who will premiere the work of Blas Emilio Atehortúa,Three pieces for solo clarinet, op. 165, No. 1.


“This process will culminate with the execution of the nine Beethoven symphonies, which we think could happen in November and / or December, on dates that we will be reporting in due course,” announces Diego Matte. At the same time, he indicates that “the idea is that later we can also incorporate works by soloists from the Camerata Vocal, as well as solos, duets, and chamber works from Ballet Nacional Chileno.”


Each of these presentations will come to join the other works that are part of the Ceac archive, and that are part of the programming offered through the online channel. Also, each work will be previously commented by its own interpreters.


Along with enhancing these audiovisual contents, the platform has launched the signal Radio Ceac, which broadcasts 24-hour recordings with music by the orchestra itself and the casts. Likewise, the incorporation of recited poetry and interviews, comments by the Symphony’s principal conductor, maestro Rodolfo Saglimbeni, as well as other interesting guests are considered.


To these new projects is added the provision of aspace that will allow the audience to provide financial support to the institution through donations that will help finance the digital platform, which will make it possible to maintain universal free access to the content that offers the channel.

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Thus, on Friday, July 31 and Saturday, August 1 from 7:40 p.m., the public will be able to enjoy the presentation that the National Symphony Flute soloist, Hernán Jara, will offer. In it, the musician will perform the works Capriccio, sonata in A major, by Johann Stamitz; “El Bachiano” for Flute alone, by Raimundo Pineda; and Piece for solo flute, by Jacques Ibert.


Along with this premiere, the signal will also see part of the concert that the orchestra gave in August 2017, with the baton of the Swedish maestro Ola Rudner. On the occasion, the ensemble presented a program marked by French Impressionism, with works by two of the most outstanding composers born in the second half of the 19th century: Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy.


The first will be the Piano Concerto in G Major, in the performance of the outstanding national soloist based in the Canary Islands, Javier Lanis. It is one of the works that reflects the most brilliant facet of the composer’s personality: “Not only is it a concert for the piano, but it is also a concert for the other soloists in the orchestra. The piano parts are complex, but also the entire orchestral part and the solos of the different instruments. It is a work of great virtuosity ”, comments the teacher Rudner about it. The tour will end with Claude Debussy’s El Mar, considered by several scholars as the most important work for symphony orchestra written by this composer, a piece that evokes the musician’s impressions of the strength and beauty of the sea.


Likewise, the orchestra can be heard on Thursday, July 30 and Sunday, August 2 from 8:00 p.m., accompanying the Chilean National Ballet in the series it offered in September 2017, called “Women Composers”. There, the company released “Sinfonías Farrenc: Arquitecturas de la perception”, by the Brazilian choreographer Luiz Fernando Bongiovanni, a work with which the artist debuted in Chile. The piece features excerpts from Symphonies No. 1 and No. 3 by the 19th-century composer, pianist and teacher, Louise Farrenc, conducted by the associate conductor of the Symphony, maestro François López-Ferrer.


On the other hand, on Tuesday 28 at 7:40 p.m. it will be the turn of the Camerata Vocal of the University of Chile, with a program dedicated to German Romanticism, where the group reviews works by some of the most representative composers of this movement, starting with the Liebeslieder of Brahms, and then interpreting creations by Anton Bruckner, Joseph Rheinberger and Max Reger, with their motets, polyphonic compositions with religious motifs, which were sung in churches and convents, with a dramatic and imitative character.


Meanwhile, as every Wednesday, this July 29 the prominent national pianist from Antofagasta, Alexandros Jusakos, will arrive on the screens of www.ceactv.cl. It will be with the presentation that the musician offered in September 2018, in the cycle that covered the comprehensive series of Beethoven’s 32 Sonatas. This time there will be four of those famous pieces, including one of the most recognized creations of the German composer, the Sonata Quasi una Fantasía op. 27 N ° 2, popularly known as “Moonlight”. In addition, there will be the Sonata op.26, Sonata Quasi a Fantasy op.27 N ° 1, and the Sonata op.28 “Pastoral”, all from 19:40.

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