What: Grammy Award winning composer Juan J. Colomer presents the world premiere of Convergencias in conjunction with the famed Festival de las Artes EspaÃ±a-Venezuela. This special debut performance of Convergencias will be performed by Gustavo Duadamel’s very own Orchestra Simon Bolivar under the baton of Music Director of IberOpera, Pablo Mielgo. The evenings program also includes the Shostakovich 1st Violin Concerto and the Brahms 4th Symphony.
Who: The classical work of Juan J. Colomer, whether as a composer or an orchestrator, has
been performed in all continents, both live and in recordings, by professionals such as
James Levine, Placido Domingo, Christian Lindberg, JosÃ© Carreras and by orchestras
such as the Vienna Symphony, the Paris Orchestra, the Arena de Verona Orchestra and Choir, the Budapest National Orchestra, the Orchestra of Castilla y Leon, Orchestra of the Valencian Community (Les Arts) and many others, from Tokyo to Chicago, South Africa, Beijing, Washington, Sao Paolo, Las Vegas, Seoul, and commissions by the National Orchestra of Spain, International Horn Symposium, the Center for Contemporary Music (CDMC), International Philip Jones Competition (Guebwiller, France), Valencian Institute of Music (IVM) and Spanish Brass.
Mr. Colomer was nominated for two consecutive years (2003 & 2004) for an Euterpe Award for best symphonic work by the Federation of Musical Societies in Valencia, Spain.
In 2008, Domingo’s album Spanish Passion (Deutsche Grammophon) with orchestrations by Mr. Colomer, won a Latin Grammy for Best Classical Album.
When: Friday October 30, 2009
Where: Teatro Teresa CarreÃ±o. Caracas (Venezuela)
Tickets: Ticket and additional information for Convergencias in Concert can be found at: http://www.fesnojiv.gob.ve/en/concerts/673-calendario-festival-artes-espana-venezuela.html