Classical Music in Medellin Features Well-Known Tunes... June thru July

Classical Music in Medellin Features Well-Known Tunes
Enjoy Great Music LIVE!!!!!

at the Teatro Metropolitano, MEDELLIN

Wednesday, June 25, at 8 p.m.  Adrianna Varela sings Tango as part of the concert series “Patio de Tango - Argentina to Medellin”

Sunday, June 29, at 7 p.m. Raul Garello will lead the Orquestra de Tango of the Medellin Music School Network (  La Red  ).  

Sunday, July 6, at 11 a.m. Children’s Opera.  “Hansel and Gretel” by Humperdink.  This is not a collection of children’s music but a theater experience for all ages. The time of day makes it especially available to families.  The music is very sophisticated and lovely running the emotional gamut that the Grimm fairy tale lays out.  You will recognize most of the tunes you hear especially the haunting Child’s Evening Prayer. From Hansel and Gretel

Friday, July 11, at 8 p.m. Filharmed de Medellin, our orchestra, will perform the little gem, Beethoven’s Symphony #2, rarely heard in concert, and the very big Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor, a crowd pleaser from the great nationalist composer of Norway.  The featured piano soloist is the charismatic Javier Perianes visiting us from Spain.
Grieg comes from a Scottish family,  his father being the British ambassador to Norway, then a loosely held part of Sweden.  Much of Grieg’s music established a Norwegian sound and it was used to rally the political forces looking to create an independent Norwegian nation. In the Piano Concerto in A minor you can hear the strivings for an independent identity and Grieg used many local folk tunes to bring this out.  

Thursday, July 17, at 8 p.m., The Amal Duo, representing Israel and the Palestinian Territories, will perform piano / violin duets by Brahms, Korngold and others.

Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19, both curtains at 8 p.m., Medellin Opera, Rossini’s hysterical 1816 continuation of the Figaro story, “The Barber of Seville”,  Tune after recognizable tune, fun after fun, laugh after laugh… this is a cornerstone of many opera seasons. “ Il Barbiere” is part of the threesome based on the Beaumarchais  farce where the servant tortuously outwits the nefarious nobleman both in love and in control of the doings in Seville.  The other two Figaro operas are Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” and Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier”.  

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