Monday 23 July

The Concepción Symphony Orchestra played to a full-house on Saturday 21 July, in the sixth concert of its Symphony Season.

This was the occasion to enjoy the performance skills of the renowned Italian flutist Davide Formisano, the guest soloist in this program, who shined in Mozart’s Andante for Flute and Orchestra, and in Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasia.

After the concert, Maestro Formisano expressed his satisfaction for the concert and the audience: “I felt their energy and concentration—it was a pleasure”, he said.

The cellist and member of the orchestra, Marcela Cerezzo, said that “the rehearsals’ week was a unique experience. The conductor was very happy with the orchestra and found in it a human environment of strong emotional commitment. It was a great concert.”

Another aspect to be highlighted was the numerous attendance, which included a delegation of musicians from the Youth Orchestra of San Miguel de Allende, México, who a few days ago participated in the International Meeting of Youth and Children Orchestras in Concepción. Andrea Galván, one of its violinists, said that “in this concert I could hear many spectacular things and a wonderful music direction. I’m grateful for the invitation to this concert.”

The outstanding work of the Venezuelan guest conductor Joshua Dos Santos was displayed in a program that started with the Symphonic Prelude composed by the Chilean René Amengual, and ended with the huge Symphony No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninov.

Finally, Maestro Dos Santos concluded his stay in our city stating that “the Symphony Orchestra performed at a very high level. I feel very happy and grateful after this concert. There was much quality.”