The Rivas Alma Mahler Symphony will open the 2023-2024 concert season on Saturday, November 4 at the Pilar Bardem auditorium (8:00 pm). This is a recital with many works from the symphonic and piano repertoire: the famous concerto for piano and orchestra in C major K. 467, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and the symphony number 6 in F major Op. 68 ‘Pastoral’, by Ludwig van Beethoven.
These two works are preceded by ‘Overture in C’ by romantic composer Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, as part of the orchestra’s commitment to integrating and disseminating repertoire created by female composers.
The piano concerto is offered by the young performer from Cuenca Marta Leiva, trained in Hamburg with R. Rutkowsky and awarded several prizes in Spanish interpretation competitions such as Ciudad de Xátiva, Intercentros melómano or the Ciudad de Cuenca. The orchestra will be conducted by its principal conductor, Jorge García Cuenllas.
The group explains the philosophy of its work like this: “We always know the composers by their last name, regardless of the gender of the person who composed it. With the title this time, we want to give the -look at all the people who dedicate their lives to making music, we normalize gender equality and call ‘Music by its name’.
With the nocturnal chord of the soundtrack of the movie ‘The Magnificent Seven’, the Alma Mahler orchestra premiered on May 12. It was in an open-air recital during the May festival, in the old pediment of the Old Town, in front of the about 1,100 people, according to the calculations of the Department of Culture.