Triple Beethoven concert at Yucatán Symphony Orchestra

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The Orquesta Sinfónica de Yucatán is preparing for a triple-Beethoven concert. Photo: Courtesy

Mérida, Yucatán — A presentation by soloists Iliana Stefanova on violin, Veselin Dechev on cello and Irina Decheva on piano, is a highlight of the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatán’s sixth program of Season 29.

The three members of the Orpheus Quartet will perform Beethoven’s only concert for three soloists. It premiered in Vienna in 1808.

It also includes the “Fidelio” Overture by the same composer, as well as Shumann’s Symphony 1 opus 38 “Primavera” under the baton of guest conductor Miguel Ángel Navarro, who is visiting from Spain.

“This concert is a real gem, it’s a relic. He is unfairly treated by the programs of the orchestras because the soloists are expensive,” commented the Valencian conductor on the Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C major.

According to the guest director, OSY’s efforts to present multiple soloists reveals the orchestra’s ambitions.

“Having the soloists is a tool, too, of motivation. It helps maintain the quality of the orchestra. On this occasion, with these three soloists, we will all enjoy,” he said.

For his part, Bulgarian cellist Veselin Dechev called the work “wonderful music, but difficult.”

The sixth concert of the season also includes Schumann’s Symphony No. 1, Op. 38 “Spring,” a timely prelude to the arrival of this season.

“When Schumann began to compose it, he mentioned that his piano was too small for him. It really was like that. To understand the work and to deepen it, it takes years of work,” said Navarro.

“With only three notes, he has built a cathedral. Only three notes have developed in 30 minutes, with extraordinary quality, ideas, new developments of the Orchestra. For example, the use of timbale, which until then had not been tried,” he explained.

The gala begins with the Overture “Fidelio,” based on the opera of the same name, the only one that Beethoven composed.

The concerts will be held 9 p.m. Friday 16 and noon Sunday, at the José Peón Contreras theater.

The tickets cost 100, 150, 200 and 250 pesos and are available at the theater’s box office.

Source: Diario de Yucatán

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