Valero-Terribas completes the season with an international tour


Sept 2022

Francisco Valero-Terribas has recently completed a busy international schedule that has taken him to perform in concert halls in five countries on three different continents.

The tournée began last May with the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica in the 3rd. Season Concert that included works by Barber, Gershwin and Dvorak. The concert had performances on the 13th and 15th at the National Theater in the Costa Rican capital with full capacity.

The Teatro Mayor in Bogotá was the setting for an evening featuring the Binelly-Ferman duo and the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Colombia. All of them, conducted by Valero-Terribas, offered a first part with works by Piazzola, which served as a prelude to the versions of the Suite Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss and the choreographic poem La Valse by Maurice Ravel.

Without leaving Colombia, the Teatro Metropolitano de Medellín and the Orquesta Filarmónica de Medellín, recently awarded the Clásica NEXT prize for innovation in classical music, were the protagonists on 27 and 28 May of the 4th Season Concert dedicated to freedom and democracy on the eve of the presidential elections. Valero-Terribas proposed a programme that included music by Arriaga, Mozart, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky, culminating with Symphony No. 2 by Jean Sibelius.

In the Middle East in June, the Spanish conductor gave two concerts in Israel on the 18th and 20th as part of the Haifa Symphony Orchestra's 2022 Concert Season. On this occasion, Dvorak's 7th Symphony was the culmination of a programme that included Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations with cellist Alexander Kotlyar and the Israeli premiere of Astrolatry, a work by the Israeli composer Avner Dorman.

Finally, Valero-Terribas conducted the 5th Season Concert - Brahms Cycle of the Orquesta Sinfônica de Porto Alegre-OSPA (Brazil) together with violinists Liviu Prunaru (Concertmaster of the Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest) and Priscilla Rato (Concertmaster of the Orquesta Sinfônica Brasileria). The concert on 6 August included, alongside the German composer's 3rd Symphony, violin concertos by Sibelius and Malcolm Arnold.

In addition, and in his position as associate conductor, he participated in the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg's productions of Berlioz's Roméo et Juliette with Joyce di Donato, Cyrille Dubois, Christopher Maltman and John Nelson on 7 and 8 June at the Palais de la Musique de Strasbourg and on 10 June at the Philharmonie de Paris as well as at the Festival Chorégies d'Orange (France).

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