CANTABRIA.-Santander and Pedreña will host tomorrow the concerts of the XX Meeting of Music and Academy


The Sala Argenta of the Cantabrian Festival Palace in Santander and the Pedreña parish church will host this Wednesday the concerts of the XX Santander Music and Academy Meeting.

In Santander, the sounds of Beethoven, Klughardt and Shostakovich will come from the hands of three prestigious master musicians: the horn player Radovan Vlatkovic, the oboist Dominik Wollenweber and the violinist Zakhar Bron, accompanied by several young participants of the Encuentro.

The concert will begin at 8.30 pm. Tickets can be purchased through the usual sales channels of the Meeting and are priced at 10 and 5 euros.

Beethoven’s music will be played in the Sala Argenta by maestro Radovan Vlatkovic (horn), accompanied on piano by the young musician from Madrid Andrés Navarro. The Croatian horn, winner of the first prize at the International Competition of Ancona (Italy, 1979) and the ARD of Munich (Germany, 1983), will perform the well-known ‘Sonata for horn and piano in F major op 17’.

During this recital, the public will also be able to enjoy the interpretation of ‘Schilflieder (Songs from the reed bed) for oboe, viola and piano op 28’ by the German composer and conductor August Klughardt. On stage will be another great teacher of the Encuentro: the oboist Dominik Wollenweber, member of the Berlin Philharmonic and visiting oboe professor at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin. Along with him will play the students Marcel Mok (piano) and Clara-Hélène Stangorra (viola).

The concert program is completed by the ‘Quintet with piano in G minor op 57’ by Dmitri Shostakovich, by the young pianist from Madrid Alejandro Álvarez, who will perform the work together with Anastasia Tsvetkova (violin), Josef Vlcek (viola) and Anastasia Averianova ( cello). They will be accompanied on stage by the acclaimed Kazakh-born violinist and violin teacher Zakhar Bron.

In Pedreña, the parish church will host an oboe, violin, viola and piano recital with works by Telemann, Poulenc, Wieniawski, Boulanger, Ysa’e, Schumann, Sibelius and Tchaikovsky. The performance will begin at 8 pm and admission will be free until full capacity is reached.

Within the program of this chamber music recital, the work of Nadia Boulanger stands out. His ‘Three Pieces for Viola and Piano’ will be performed by the young musician Kinga Wojdalska (viola) and the accompanying pianist Alina Artemyeva

Attendees will also be able to listen to Eugène Ysa’e’s ‘elegiac poem for violin and orchestra op 12’, in its version for violin and piano, performed by Meruert Karmenova (violin) and Artemyeva on piano.

The recital will also include the ‘Sonata for oboe and piano FP 185’ by Francis Poulenc performed by Rees Webster on oboe and Alina Artemyeva on piano. The ‘Fantasy for solo flute no. 8 in E minor TWV 40: 9 (oboe transcription) ‘by Telemann; ‘Légende (Legend) for viola and piano’ by Wieniawski; ‘Drei Romanzen (Three romances) for oboe and piano op 94 (version for viola and piano)’ by Robert Schumann; ‘6 Pieces for violin and piano op 79’ by Sibelius, and the ‘Vals-scherzo for violin and piano in C major op 34’ by Tchaikovsky.