The young Chilean conductor gives a short class which tells some details of Suites 1 & 2 from ‘Romeo and Juliet’, a ballet by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev which will be performed by the Concepción Symphony Orchestra in the first part of the UdeC Summer School concert.

According to maestro Bortolameolli, ‘Prokofiev as a young composer was very rebellious against the canons of harmony and tonality – how music should sound… This is also found in ‘Romeo and Juliet’, but the beautiful, intelligent and fantastic thing is that it always makes sense, it never is gratuitous: every dissonance, every roughness of sound, every interruption is meant to reinforce the dramatic elements put on scene.’

– Free admission, Friday, January 8, at 21:30 in the UdeC Forum.