The Cartagena Symphony Orchestra returns to the stage after the covid break. And it will do so on Wednesday, 27 October, at 20:00 hours, Auditorio El Batel, in a concert featuring guitarist Fernando Espí and violinist Antonio García Egea, which will be conducted by Leonardo Martínez Cayuelas. Tickets on sale now at auditorioelbatel.es
The concert was presented this Wednesday, 13 October, by the Councillor for Culture, David Martínez, accompanied by the Orchestra’s manager, Joaquín Medina, and the conductor, Leonardo Martínez.
“The Cartagena Symphony Orchestra has its origins between 1939 and 1950, being reborn in 2003 as a chamber orchestra thanks to the impetus and development through a group of teachers from the Conservatory of Music of Cartagena. Since then it has been increasing its activity, becoming the Cartagena Symphony Orchestra in 2013”, said the councillor for Culture, David Martínez Noguera.
In 2018 a collaboration agreement was established with the City Council of Cartagena, “thus promoting the stability of the Orchestra and its full consolidation as a professional orchestra” added Martínez Noguera. At present and since 2017 its chief conductor is Leonardo Martínez, who was present at the press conference, which emphasised the two protagonists of the concert, the guitarist Fernando Espí and the violinist Antonio García Egea.
The specialised press recognises the guitarist Fernando Espí, apprentice of José Tomás, as “one of the best Spanish guitarists of the moment” (Ritmo), “a new emerging talent… an exceptional guitarist of the new generation” (Classical Guitar) and he is placed “among the most brilliant current performers of the six strings” (Scherzo). Fernando Espí will perform with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Cartagena ‘Cordes al Vent’ Guitar Concerto op.19 Fernando Espí (Premiere orchestral version).
The violinist from Cieza, Antonio García, who has been under the baton of conductors of the stature of Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Valery Gergiev… will perform Mozart’s Concerto No. 3 K216 in G Major and Symphony No. 41 K551 in C Major.