Marina Heredia will sing El Amor Brujo by Manuel de Falla next April 28 at the Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria in Santander, together with the ADDA Symphony Orchestra of Alicante and its principal conductor, Josep Vicent. Marina Heredia has become the most demanded flamenco artist internationally to perform Manuel de Falla’s El Amor Brujo. In addition to her performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra or the Orchestra of Saint Luke at the Carnegie Hall in New York, both times under Pablo Heras-Casado, with whom she has also recorded this work for Harmonia Mundi, she has also appeared with other orchestras such as the Orchestre National de Lille last year, together with Josep Vicent.
Marina’s next engagements include the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen, again with Josep Vicent, the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin under Pablo Heras-Casado at the Philharmonie and the Konzerthaus in Berlin, or the Orquestra da Casa da Música de Porto under the direction of Stefan Blunier. Back in Spain and again with Heras-Casado, she will sing El Amor Brujo at the Teatro Real in Madrid next June.
Marina Heredia has recently performed El Amor Brujo at the Auditorio Manuel de Falla with the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, a city that still remembers the fabulous stage production of La Fura dels Baus at the bullring of Granada with the Youth Orchestra of Andalusia conducted by Manuel Hernández-Silva.
Pacho Flores and Hernández-Silva return together to the Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra for a program that includes the Concerto for corno da caccia, by J. B. G. Neruda, the Colombian premiere of Cantos y Revueltas by Pacho Flores himself, which both artists recorded for the Deutsche Grammophon label, and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4. It will be on Friday, April 26. Previously, Pacho Flores will be the only protagonist in a concert in which he will appear as player and conductor of the Brass Ensemble of the Bogotá Philharmonic. The program will present, together with works by Copland and Dukas and arrangements of works by Gershwin, Sarasate, Piazzolla and Pacho Flores himself, the absolute premiere of Musas y Resuello, Symphonic movement for brass ensemble and percussion, a piece commissioned by the Bogotá Philharmonic to the Spanish-Venezuelan trumpeter. This concert will take place on Friday, April 17, after a week in which Pacho Flores will participate in various educational activities and a masterclasses.
Pacho Flores and Hernández-Silva have just recently presented Cantos y Revueltas together with the Orquesta de Extremadura, a concert that the Scherzo magazine collaborator Justo Romero defined as overwhelming, luminous and radiant: “The confluence of three Venezuelan talents such as conductor Manuel Hernández- Silva (…), trumpet player Pacho Flores (can someone play better?) and the virtuoso of the Venezuelan cuatro Leo Rondón (eighth notes and rhythm in vein) turned the tenth subscription program of the Extremadura Orchestra into a feast for the senses in which music was happiness and emotion. Overwhelming, yes, but, above all, joyous and brimming with art, inspiration, talent and fine quality.”
Both artists have a dense history of collaborations full of memorable evenings, such as the premiere of Cantos y Revueltas with the Real Filharmonía de Galicia, whose live recording was later published as an album and led to further presentations with the orchestras of Malaga, Navarre, Murcia or the above mentioned Extremadura, but also the premieres of Danzas Latinas by Efraín Oscher (RFG) and Salseando by Roberto Sierra (OSRM), or the memorable version of the Concierto de otoño by Arturo Márquez (RFG). Still ahead are new premieres of works by composers such as Daniel Freiberg with the Arctic Philharmonic, Roberto Sierra with the Orchestra National de Bordeaux Aquitaine, and the Concerto Venezolano by Paquito D’Rivera with a Spanish orchestra to be soon announced.