Manuel Hernández-Silva and Marina Heredia are again working together, this time with the Spanish Radio Television Orchestra (ORTVE) at the Festival Internacional de Música y Danza Ciudad de Úbeda, in which they will perform El Amor Brujo by Manuel de Falla at the bullring of Úbeda next Saturday, September 18, at 22:00. The program of this concert also includes El Sombrero de Tres Picos, Suite No. 1 by Falla, Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo with guitarist Juan Manuel Cañizares, and Danzón No. 2 by Arturo Márquez.
Manuel Hernández-Silva and Marina Heredia had already performed El Amor Brujo together at the International Festival of Music and Dance of Granada in 2015, where they did a staged version by La Fura dels Baus at the bullring of Granada. Marina Heredia has become the most demanded Spanish singer to perform this iconic piece by Falla, as well as Spanish music in general. After this performance at the Úbeda Festival with Hernández-Silva, she will appear with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin under Pablo Heras-Casado in two emblematic halls of the German capital such as the Philharmonie and the Konzerthaus, and later with the Orchestra da Casa da Música do Porto (Portugal) under Stefan Blunier. She has previously performed El Amor Brujo with ensembles such as the Chicago Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony and the Orchestre National de Lille (France) in venues such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Teatro Real in Madrid or the Opéra de Rouen, and she has also recorded this work with Pablo Heras-Casado for Harmonia Mundi. Marina’s latest album, ‘CAPRICHO’, is also being presented these days.
Hernández-Silva, who conducted this same piece with the ORTVE at the Teatro Monumental in Madrid almost exactly one year ago, will meet again with the orchestra next month to conduct Brahms’ Requiem as part of the subscription concerts of the ORTVE. This season will also bring him to work with ensembles such as the ADDA Simfònica of Alicante, Orquesta de Córdoba, Orquesta de Valencia, Real Filharmonía de Galicia, Sinfónica de la Región de Murcia, Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, Nacional de Chile, Orquestra do Estado de São Paulo, Orchestre National de Bordeaux-Aquitaine or the Arctic Philharmonic. Important premieres will take place in several of these concerts, such as the Stabat Mater by Moreno Buendía (Murcia), or the trumpet concerts by Paquito D’Rivera (Valencia), Roberto Sierra (Bordeaux) and Daniel Freiberg (Norway), together with the trumpeter Pacho Flores.