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24 Jun 2015
Symphony will honor the 'Sounds of the Mediterranean'
E. P. / Sevilla | Updated 06.23.2015

Symphony will honor the 'Sounds of the Mediterranean'

GSN presents its programming for the 2015-2016 season, which include names of composers like Falla, Ravel, Bizet, Albéniz, Mozart, Offenbach and Saint-Saëns.

E. P. / Sevilla | Updated 06.23.2015 - 16:58

John Axelrod, director of ROSS, during the presentation at the Maestranza. / Juan Carlos Vasquez

The Royal Symphonic Orchestra of Seville (ROSS) presented on Tuesday its programming for the 2015-2016 season, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a series of 16 subscription concerts whose central theme, a tribute to the sounds of the Mediterranean, It will include a varied repertoire with notable pieces of universal composers such as Manuel de Falla, Maurice Ravel, Georges Bizet, Isaac Albeniz, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jacques Offenbach and Camille Saint-Saëns.

The description of the planned works has been made by the artistic director of Symphony, American John Axelrod, whose intervention ended with a close and prolonged ovation. In this regard, include the voices in favor of it has invited musicians and other workers of the presentation ROSS "for the first time in 25 years of existence."

Axelrod himself, who will debut this season in this responsibility in Seville, alluded in his speech to "honor" of being chosen to "contribute to the future" GSN and stressed that aims to agree with the former director of the orchestra and present artistic director of the Teatro Maestranza, Pedro Halffter, actions to squeeze a schedule and some "excellent", in a relationship that aims to "maximize the potential" musicians.

"My message is simple: create the best music we know to do," said the teacher, referring to the arrival of a "new era" in the Symphony, which for this season, in which the investment will be about 240,000 caches euros, has the "strong and ambitious" commitment of the City and the Board, as those responsible for these administrations present at the event.

So while Councilman Urban Habitat, Tourism and Culture, Antonio Muñoz, has highlighted the importance of ROSS and welcomed that Axelrod has begun to leave their "mark" the territorial delegate of Education, Culture and Sport of the Junta in Seville, Francisco Diaz Morillo, has urged the orchestra to "keep doing culture", emphasizing the importance of sponsorships are maintained.

The manager ROSS, Remedios Navarro, has emphasized that the teacher has come to "an extraordinarily musical city" which now requires "new challenges". Expressing their full support to Axelrod, Navarro also had words of thanks for Halffter and big sponsors and micromecenazgos.

Management Symphony discussed as a challenge open to new segments of viewers beyond a "faithful and enthusiastic" public that over 107 performances of the season, attended by a total number of 114 480 people. In this way, it will update and modernize the sale, including a 30% reduction in subscribers respect to single tickets and 5% in addition to presenting a new subscriber.

Subscribers also draw for four specific concert for those interested in less time availability, while pursue the young compost, 300 aimed at younger than 26 years at the price of 60 euros. Finally, it will conveniando with the Provincial Government and the Andalusian Agency for Cultural Institutions extend ROSS activity by the province and the autonomous region.

From next September and until July 2016, the payment cycle will run for the existence of the Mediterranean Sea and the human experience is linked, as well as the "ineffable but undeniable quality of what it means."

Since opening new era!, Which include the New World Symphony Czech Antonin Dvorak, programming pass through Arab Impressions (with pieces of Saint-Saëns and Rimsky-Korsakov), French Color (Offenbach, Bizet and Franck) Shades of Spain,including the Grand Bazaar premiere of Fazil Say, composer in residence this season and Maghreb music (Mozart, Say, John Williams, Vangelis), culminating in a Sevillian Symphony which include works by Joaquin Turina, Pablo Sarasate, Bizet, Falla, Albéniz or other premiere programming, arabesques of Lorenzo Palomo.

They are well integrated into the season -in which the orchestra for the first time run a total of 27 pieces-known works such as the aforementioned Ninth Symphony by Dvorak, Mendelssohn's Italian, Ravel's Bolero, A Night on the bare mountain Mussorgsky, The Rite of Spring by Stravinsky, Bizet's Carmen, the Divertimento by Bela Bartok or, key film, the main theme of Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, John Williams, or 1492, Vangelis.

As the cycle of chamber music, it will extend from October 2015 to June, with nine concerts including works by Bach, Shostakovich, Handel, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Turina, Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel, Beethoven and Nino Rota

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