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Symphony Season

1st Symphony Concert
07 & 08 April, 19:00, UdeC Theater

  • F. Chopin: Piano Concerto nº 2
  • G. Verdi: Overture to “La forza del destino”
  • G. Verdi: “Caro nome” (Rigoletto)
  • G. Puccini: Crisantemi
  • C. Gounod: ”Je veux vivre” (Roméo et Juliette)
  • P. Mascagni: Intermezzo from “Cavalleria rusticana”)
  • J. Offenbach: “Les oiseaux dans la charmille” (Les Contes d’Hoffmann)
  • J. Strauss II: Overture to “Die Fledermaus”
  • J. Strauss II: “Mein Herr Marquis” (Die Fledermaus)

Conductor: David Navarro Turres

Piano: Kimball Gallagher

Soprano: Maria Carla Pino Cury

2nd Symphony Concert
29 April, 19:00, UdeC Theater

  • A. Leng: Preludes nos 1 y 2
  • A. Copland: Concerto for clarinet and strings
  • F. Schubert: Symphony nº 9, “The Great”

Conductor: Carlos Vieu

Clarinet: Daniel Kovacich

3rd Symphony Concert
27 May
, 19:00, UdeC Theater

  • R. Schumann: Symphony nº 1, “Spring”
  • Carlos Riesco: Passacaglia and fugue for strings
  • J. Brahms: Double Concerto for violin and cello

Conductor: Rodolfo Fischer

Violin: James Buswell

Cello: Leonardo Altino

4th Symphony Concert
17 June, 19:00, UdeC Theater

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto n° 4
  • A. Maupoint: Árbol sin hojas [“Tree Without Leaves”]
  • L. van Beethoven: Symphony nº 3, “Eroica”

Conductor: Juan Pablo Izquierdo

Piano: Armands Abols

5th Symphony Concert
15 July, 19:00, UdeC Theater

  • Francisco Silva: Habitar lo efímero [“Inhabiting the Ephemeral”]
  • C. de Bériot: Scène de Ballet for violin and orchestra
  • F. Liszt: Faust Symphony

Conductor: Doron Salomon

Violin: Anaís Burgos (Winner, 7th Music Competition for Young Talents)

Tenor: Claudio Fernández

UdeC Choir conducted by Carlos Traverso

6th Symphony Concert
29 July
, 19:00, UdeC Theater

  • C. Franck: Symphony in D minor
  • G. Rifo: Suite “Al sur del mundo” [“South of the World”)
  • M. de Falla: El amor brujo [“Love, the Sorcerer”]

Conductor: Doron Salomon

Mezzosoprano: Gloria Rojas

7th Symphony Concert
2 September
, 19:00, UdeC Theater

  • F. Liszt: Mephisto Waltz
  • J. Rodrigo: Fantasía para un gentilhombre
  • V. Bianchi: Éxitos de Donato Román [Donato Román’s Hits]
  • J. Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez

Conductor: Brian Cole

Guitar: José Antonio Escobar

8th Symphony Concert
30 September
, 19:00, UdeC Theater

  • L. van Beethoven: Overture to “Egmont”
  • S. Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
  • E. Soro: Danza fantástica
  • L. van Beethoven: Symphony nº 4

Conductor: Paolo Bortolameolli

Piano: Eldar Nebolsin

9th Symphony Concert
21 October
, 19:00, UdeC Theater

  • Rodrigo Herrera: Clamores
  • W.A. Mozart: Symphony nº 23
  • F. Mendelssohn: “Fingal’s Cave” Overture
  • D. Shostakovich: Symphony nº5

Conductor: Paolo Bortolameolli

10th Symphony Concert
18 November
, 19:00, UdeC Theater

  • René Silva: Y todavía tiene una pena [“And their sorrow continues”]
  • A. Bruckner: Te Deum
  • P.I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony nº 5

Conductor: Vladimir Simkin
UdeC Choir, conducted by Carlos Traverso
Soloists to be confirmed

Chamber Music Season

1st Chamber Concert
18 May, 18:00, UdeC Theater

Music for percussion and harp

  • Gipson Reyes: Escenas, for modern ensemble
  • Gerardo Salazar: Nómade, for percussion duo
  • Gipson Reyes: Nocturnos del Bío-Bío
  • Emmanuel Séjourné: Vibraphone Concerto (1st mov.; adapt.: G. Reyes)
  • Gabriel Fauré: Impromptu for solo harp
  • Stephen Whibley: Blue Motion, for percussion duo
  • Mathias Schmidt: Ganahia (arranged and adapted by Gipson Reyes)

Percussion: Jorge Vera, Pablo Soza, Gipson Reyes
Harp: Patricia Reyes
Guest musicians: Patricia Iribarren, Cristina San Martín, Clémence Labarrière, Jerson Mella, Flavio Musa & Leonardo Guzmán

2nd Chamber Concert
22 June, 18:00, UdeC Theater.

  • Johann Sebastian Bach: 2 Motets
    1. Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden
    2. Singet den Herrn ein neues Lied
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Funeral Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II

Conductor: Pablo Carrasco Villablanca

UdeC Choir conducted by Carlos Traverso
Concepción Symphony’s chamber music group

3rd Chamber Concert

5 October, 18:00, UdeC Theater.

The Bachs

  • Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach: Symphony in C major HW. I/6
  • Johann Christian Bach: Symphony in B flat major, Opus 18 nº2
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Symphony in C major, Wq. 182 nº3
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite nº2 in B minor

4th Chamber Concert

23 November, 18:00, UdeC Theater.

Music for woodwinds and brass
Latin American music in arrangements by Rodrigo Tapia Salfate


by Gaetano Donizetti
23, 25 & 26 August, 19:30, UdeC Theater.

Conductor: Francisco Rettig
Main singers: Patricia Cifuentes and Sergio Járlaz

Programas Especiales

Young Talents Concert
31 March, 19:00, UdeC Theater.

  • J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor
  • F.J. Haydn: Piano Concerto in D major
  • C. de Bériot: Scène de Ballet for violin and orchestra

Conductor: Francisco Núñez
Soloists: Juan José Peña, Violin (first category); Pedro Larraín, Piano (second category); Anaís Burgos, Violin (third category)

University of Concepción 98th Anniversary Concert
10 – 13 May, 19:00, Chillán, Los Ángeles and UdeC Theater.

  • Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to “Der Freischütz”
  • Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
  • Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody nº 2

Conductor: Francisco Rettig
Violin: Nathan Meltzer

Music from Brazil
22 July, 19:00, UdeC Theater.

Project under development
Conductor: Doron Salomon

Outreach Concerts

  • 13 – 24 March (Concepción, Santa Juana, Chillán, Tomé, Coelemu, Talcahuano, Coronel & San Carlos)
  • 11 – 13 April (Concepción, Lirquén, San José de Huaqui)
  • 23 June (Los Ángeles)
  • 6 & 7 September (Concepción, San Pedro)
  • 5 – 17 December (Concepción, Chiguayante & San Rosendo)

Conductor: Pablo Carrasco Villablanca
Singers: Valeria Gutiérrez & Lucía Chacón

Chilean Music Program
08 & 09 September, 19:00, Udec Theater.

Conductor: Pablo Carrasco Villablanca
Singers: Valeria Gutiérrez & Lucía Chacón

Educational Season for schools
The Romantics: Prima Donna

  • 5 to 9 June, 10:00-12:00, UdeC Theater.
  • 8 – 10 November (schools in Concepción, times to be confirmed).
  • 27 November – 1 December (Chiguayante, Concepción & San Pedro, times to be confirmed).

Conductor: Pablo Carrasco Villablanca
Libretto: René Ulloa
Régie: Gonzalo Cuadra
Designs: Germán Droghetti

Dance Program
With the University of Concepción Ballet
03 & 04 November, 19:00, UdeC Theater.

Conductor: Francisco Núñez
Ballet Director: Antonio Cortés

Christmas Concerts
20 – 23 December

Venues and times to be confirmed