-The Madrid-born maestro will conduct the Galicia Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Orquesta de Navarra

March 2018
After ending a string of fourteen performances at the Teatro de La Zarzuela in Madrid, conducting the Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid in a new production of the Spanish opera Maruxa, the young Spanish conductor José Miguel Pérez-Sierra will go to A Coruña and Pontevedra in April, cities where he will conduct the Galicia Youth Symphony Orchestra on the 1st April (Palacio de la Ópera in A Coruña) and on the 2nd April (Sede Afundación Pontevedra Auditorium), in a programme which will bring the young Galician musicians in the orchestra new perspectives. In the first part of the programme is Johann Nepomuk Hummel´s Concerto in E flat for trumpet and orchestra, with the soloist Andrés Álvarez Toirán, a young, virtuoso trumpetist who trained in the conservatoires of Lugo, Santiago and A Coruña. The concerto is followed by Tchaikovsky´s 6th Symphony in B minor, Op. 74 commonly known as Pathétique. Pérez-Sierra has a long history with the Galician orchestra and is “very excited” to be conducting “a concert with such stimulating repertoire, fundamental pieces in the training of any musician.”

Inmediately after these concerts, the conductor will travel to the Baluarte Auditorium in Pamplona to conduct the Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra once again (5th and 6th April) with a tempting musical menu: Gli ucceli, by the Italian composer Ottorino Respighi, Concerto for violin and orchestra Nº 3 in G major, K. 216, by a 19 year old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and with the talented Japanese violinist Akiko Suwanai, performing the solo, ending with the Russian composer Aleksandr Borodin´s Second Symphony in in B minor.

After these two concerts, and among other engagements, Pérez-Sierra will continue to prepare himself for the Giacomo Puccini opera Turandot, which he will conduct once again in June for the end of the Canary Island Friends of the Opera Alfredo Kraus Season in Las Palmas, Grand Canary.