CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES

Performed by soloists of the Orchestra and Choir of the Community of Madrid (ORCAM), the concerts of the Canal Foundation Chamber Music Series stand out for their chosen programs that combine traditional and contemporary classical music, instrumental diversity and a variety of musical styles.

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TRIBUTE TO RACHMANINOFF

29/01/2023
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Vocal repertoire of Rachmaninoff on the 150th anniversary of his birth

Do not sing to me, my beauty
In the silence of the secret night
Lilacs
Don’t believe me, friend!
Elégie (piano solo)
Polichinelle (piano solo)
Morning
Child, you are beautiful like a flower
I fell in love, to my sorrow
She is as beautiful as midday
Étude-Tableaux N5 (piano solo)
Étude-Tableaux N9 (piano solo)
All things pass
Vocalize
Spring waters

Performers
Karina Azizova (piano)
Ekaterina Antipova (voice)

 


PROGRAM NOTES

The delicate voices of Rachmaninoff
Often, when we speak of Sergei Rachmaninoff, the last representative of Russian romanticism, we speak of his great piano pieces, with those gushing melodic lines and resounding harmonies. In this concert, we pay tribute to a lesser-known Rachmaninoff on the 150th anniversary of his birth, the Rachmaninoff who wrote nothing short of eighty beautiful songs for voice and piano between 1890 and 1916. Nature was the source of his inspiration. He confessed: “I compose slowly, surrounded by nature. My eyes drink in the sparks of light on the fresh leaves after the rain; my ears, the whispering of the forest. I observe the pale hues of the sky in the horizon after the sun sets, and in my soul, voices emerge, all at once…in a song.”


 


PREVIOUS CONCERTS

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CUANDO NACIÓ JESÚS. Vocal sextet

18/12/2022
Program

A. Lobo

T. L. de Vitoria

F. Guerrero

C. de Morales

Popular Christmas Carols

 


PROGRAM NOTES

The “Golden Age” of Spanish music bore witness to surprising musical development, worthy of its economic pre-eminence over the rest of the 17th-century world. Focusing on music for Christmas and the Epiphany, ORCAM is exploring this rich musical treasure. One same programme boasts an irresistible blend of sumptuous harmonies with popular dances, bringing truly infectious joy. The concert’s central piece, Misa a 6 voces Beata Dei genitrix, for Christmas Matins, by fantastic Sevillian composer Alonso Lobo, has yet to earn all the praise it is due. This composition bursts with richness and light. Between movements, there are Christmas motets by Tomás Luis de Vitoria, Francisco Guerrero, and Cristóbal de Morales, along with an exuberant Ensalada de juventud by Mateo Flecha “El Viejo” to celebrate the birth of Jesus, in addition to traditional Christmas Carols set to popular tunes.


 

Performers:

Sandra Cotarelo and Paloma Friedhoff. Sopranos
Sonia Gancedo and Teresa López Tabar. Altos
Fran Braojos. Tenor
Simón Andueza. Baritone and Direction.


CUANDO NACIÓ JESÚS. Vocal sextet

17/12/2022
Program

A. Lobo

T. L. de Vitoria

F. Guerrero

C. de Morales

Popular Christmas Carols

 


PROGRAM NOTES

The “Golden Age” of Spanish music bore witness to surprising musical development, worthy of its economic pre-eminence over the rest of the 17th-century world. Focusing on music for Christmas and the Epiphany, ORCAM is exploring this rich musical treasure. One same programme boasts an irresistible blend of sumptuous harmonies with popular dances, bringing truly infectious joy. The concert’s central piece, Misa a 6 voces Beata Dei genitrix, for Christmas Matins, by fantastic Sevillian composer Alonso Lobo, has yet to earn all the praise it is due. This composition bursts with richness and light. Between movements, there are Christmas motets by Tomás Luis de Vitoria, Francisco Guerrero, and Cristóbal de Morales, along with an exuberant Ensalada de juventud by Mateo Flecha “El Viejo” to celebrate the birth of Jesus, in addition to traditional Christmas Carols set to popular tunes.


 

Performers:

Sandra Cotarelo and Paloma Friedhoff. Sopranos
Sonia Gancedo and Teresa López Tabar. Altos
Fran Braojos. Tenor
Simón Andueza. Baritone and Direction.


TRIO FOR PIANO, OBOE AND FRENCH HORN

27/11/2022
Program

R. Strauss
Andante Op. Posth.

C. Nielsen
Fantasy Pieces for Oboe and Piano Op. 2

C. Reinecke
Trio for Piano, Oboe and Horn Op. 188

R. Schumann
Novelette No. 8 Op. 21

H. Von Herzogenberg
Trio for Piano, Oboe and Horn Op. 61

 


PROGRAM NOTES

A concert for piano, French horn, and oboe, bringing together pieces that range from German Romanticism (both early Romanticism, like Schumann, and late Romanticism, like Strauss) to some of the most well-known European composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, such as Denmark’s C. Nielsen and Austria’s Von Herzogenberg.


 

Performers:

Lourdes Higes. Oboe
Pedro Jorge. French horn
Karina Azizova. Piano


BARCA DI VENETIA PER PADOVA. Vocal quintet and fretted string

30/10/2022
Program

A concert in tribute to the essential importance of water in our lives. One of its most fantastic attributes is that you can travel through it, as shown on this hilarious boat voyage from Venice to Padua, fruit of Adriano Banchieri’s (1568-1634) astonishing imagination.

 

Barca di Venetia per Padova was first printed in Venice in 1605 by Ricciardo Amadino. It is the seventh secular music anthology by Adriano Banchieri, an Olivetan monk from S. Michele at the Bosco monastery of Bologna, one of the most well-known and theoretical composers of music in the early 17th century. Of all his works defined as madrigal comedies, the Barca stands out for its rich, complex narrative framework that encapsulates musical pieces. This fantastic mini madrigal opera, infused all the way through with humour, has many different characters. They are split between boat representatives and passengers.

 

 

Performers:
Sandra Cotarelo and Paloma Friedhoff. Sopranos
Sonia Gancedo and Teresa López Tabar. Altos
Fran Braojos. Tenor
Simón Andueza. Baritone and Direction


VIVALDI VS BACH. String, flute, oboe, and harpsichord

25/09/2022
Program

Vivaldi
Sinfonia for strings in C major (approx. 5′)

S. Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 BWV 1050, flute, violin, and harpsichord soloists

S. Bach
Double concerto for oboe and violin BWV 1060 in D minor

Vivaldi
Concerto for flute and strings in D major Rv 433, op. 10 No. 1

Vivaldi
Concerto for oboe and strings in A minor, Rv 461

 


PROGRAM NOTES

Venetian Vivaldi is one of the greatest Baroque composers. A prolific creator, he composed around 770 works, which include approximately 400 concertos and nearly 50 operas. In addition to his own personal contribution, Vivaldi is also known for his profound influence on Germany’s Bach, whose work is considered the height of Baroque music. In this concert, these two geniuses “face off” so we can enjoy their work and see how their interactions have benefited music.


 

Performers:

María José Muñoz. Flute and Piccolo
Ana María Ruiz. Oboe
Anne Marie North. Violin
Alexandra Krivoborodov. Violin
Gladys Silot. Violin
Blanca Esteban. Viola
Nuria Majuelo. Cello
Susana Rivero. Counter-bass
Karla Martínez. Harpsichord


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Date

29/01/2023. 18:30h.

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Price

€ 4 donation. The entire proceeds will go to a social project of the Community of Madrid.

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Location

Auditorium. Mateo Inurria 2