Valero-Terribas completes the season with an international tour


Francisco Valero-Terribas © EM

Francisco Valero-Terribas © EM

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Director Francisco Valero-Terribas has recently closed a tight international schedule that has led him to perform in concert halls in five countries on three different continents.

The toured started last May with the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica in the III Season Concert that included works by Barber, Gershwin Y Dvorak. The concert had performances on the 13th and 15th at the National Theater in the Costa Rican capital with full capacity.

The Teatro Mayor de Bogotá was the scene of an evening that had as guests the duo Binelly-Ferman and the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia. All of them, under the direction of Valero-Terribas, offered a first part with works by Piazzola that served as a prolegomenon to some versions of the Der Rosenkavalier Suite of Richard Strauss and the choreographic poem The Valse of maurice ravel.

Without leaving Colombia, the Metropolitan Theater of Medellin and the Medellin Philharmonic Orchestra, recently awarded the Classical NEXT award for innovation in classical music, were the protagonists on May 27 and 28 of the IV Concert of the official season dedicated to freedom and democracy on the eve of the presidential elections. Valero-Terribas proposed a program that included music by Arriaga, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and which culminated in Symphony No. 2 of Jean Sibelius.

Already in the Middle East into the month of June, the Spanish director offered two concerts in Israel on the 18th and 20th within the 2022 Concert Season of the Haifa Symphony Orchestra. On this occasion, the VII Dvorak Symphony was the culmination of a program that integrated the Rococo Variations Tchaikovsky with cellist Alexander Kotlyar and the premiere in Israel of Astrolatrywork of the Israeli composer avner dorman.

Lastly, Valero-Terribas conducted the V Season Concert- Brahms Cycle of the Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra-OSPA (Brazil) together with the violinists Liviu Prunaru (Concertino of the Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest) and Priscilla Rato (Concertino of the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra). The concert that took place on August 6 included, together with the Third Symphony by the German composer, the violin concertos by Sibelius and Malcolm Arnold.

In addition, and in his position as associate director, he participated in the productions of Romeo and Juliette of Berlioz of the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra together Joyce diDonato, Cyril Dubois, Christopher Maltman Y John Nelson which were offered on June 7 and 8 at the Palais de la Musique in Strasbourg and on June 10 at the Philharmonie de Paris as well as at the Chorégies d’Orange Festival (France).

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Valero-Terribas completes the season with an international tour