C.M. VON WEBER: Oberon Oberture
J.S. BACH: Suite No. 3, BWV 1068
L. VAN BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5, op. 67
Orquestra Simfònica Camera Musicae
Jordi Mora, conductor
There are few events more emotional than a tribute. Memories of the past are united in a shared present that, in some way, will be projected in the future of each one. The Pau Casals Orchestra was created a hundred years ago and some of the works that he performed in two memorable concerts, performed in 1927 to pay tribute to Pau Casals, will be played on this program.
The Oberon Opera Overture – composed by von Weber in 1826 and based on a poem by C.M. Wieland- perfectly sums up the plot: the apparent innocence of the oriental fairytale atmosphere along with the difficulty of finding human beings who live love with loyalty and piety. In the four orchestral suites that Bach wrote, these three values are breathed from the first to the last note. The original manuscript consists of an overture and four dances. The rope section and the continuum were expanded by C.Ph.E. Bach, who introduced wind and percussion, to finish off one of the most beautiful pages of the Baroque.
The first four bars of Beethoven’s fifth symphony are, without a doubt, the most hummed in the history of music. A theme that for some symbolizes the call of fate and for others the twittering of a Scribe match, but for all represents the beginning of a radical work that forever changed the compositional development of symphonic music.
Born in Barcelona. He studied orchestral direction mainly with Sergiu Celibidache. He has been the principal conductor of the National Orchestra of Greece and the Orquesta Sinfónica del Vallés.
As a guest conductor, he regularly directs in Germany, Spain, Argentina, Lebanon, Italy, USA, Russia, Romania, Greece and Venezuela.
He performs a wide pedagogical task, especially in Spain, Switzerland (Foundation Résonnance), Argentina (Fundación Cultural Argentina, Lyric soul), Norway, Holland and Germany, putting into practice the system of the phenomenology of music, and that for both directors, as instrumental soloists, singers or chamber groups.
He is professor of orchestral conducting at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (Barcelona) and guest professor of the Grieg-Akademie in Bergen (Norway). He is currently the director of l’Orquestra Simfònica Segle XXI and the Bruckner Akademie Orchester, orchestra with he is making the integral of the symphonic work of this composer.
In 2014 he was named principal guest conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Lebanon, where he has expanded his repertoire especially with the Schostakovich symphonies.
He has recently directed the Orquesta Nacional de Argentina and the Sinfónica Simón Bolívar of Venezuela. From 2014 to 2017 he was the main guest conductor of the Orquestra Simfònica Camera Musicae (Catalonia).