An invitation to rediscover a music genre that was born in our continent and has attracted every generation – this is the proposal of the new musical project by the University of Concepción Cultural Corporation for September.
Entitled “Unforgettable Boleros”, these two symphony concerts will take place on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 at 19:00 at the UdeC Theater, and will bring together for the first time the Concepción Symphony Orchestra and the Chilean band La Flor del Recuerdo (“A Flower to Remember”). They will take us into a journey through favorite songs that have become icons of this genre which was born in Cuba in the 19th century and gained popularity since the 1930s in the whole continent.
La Flor del Recuerdo is a Chilean quintet including Pablo Moraga (1st voice and maracas), Cristóbal González (2th voice and requinto guitar), Ricardo Aguilera (3rd voice and guitar), Eduardo Rubio (double-bass), and Cristian Gutiérrez (percussion). Founded in 2012 and influenced by ensembles like Los Panchos, Los Tres Ases and Los Tres Caballeros, this group cultivates the bolero in an acoustic format, paying a painstaking attention to the arrangements, performance and voices, which evoke the good ol’ days.
This symphony concert will be conducted by Chilean maestro Pablo Carrasco. Miguel Farías will provide the arrangements for such well-known songs as Sin ti, Contigo, Historia de un amor, La gloria eres tú, Se te olvida, Sabrá Dios, La hiedra, Cómo fue, Para que no me olvides, Vanidad, La barca, No me platiques más, Bésame mucho, Noche no te vayas, La puerta and Capullito de alelí, plus some surprises.
Entrance fees: $12,000 (Lower and upper tier); $10,000 (UdeC partnerships); $5,000 (students and balcony).
Box office is open on Mondays from 12:00 to 21:30; Tuesdays to Fridays, from 12:00 to 20:00, and Saturdays from 12:00 to 17:00. In case of a concert, theater play or other activity, the box office will remain open until the event starts.