Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile: UC Music will broadcast its concerts live and direct from this July 20

Maintaining its commitment to the community, the IMUC once again adapts to the sanitary conditions and this next Tuesday it will premiere a series of concerts that will be broadcast live streaming from the Oriente UC Extension Center.

The UC Institute of Music was the first Chilean entity that broadcast a concert live when the pandemic was declared: an organ recital by Professor Alejandro Reyes, on March 17, 2020. This same mode of live streaming will mark the next installments of the 57th concert season, from July 20.

“A concert, a play, a ballet, are artistic expressions that, after rehearsing them for a certain period, when they have the opportunity to perform, an act of creation takes place that happens only in that space-time, allowing the public to enjoy that unique moment. This is precisely the motivation that drives us to want to generate that action again through the transmission of the live concert ” , comments Gerardo Salazar, deputy director of Extension of the UC Institute of Music.

Thus, from Tuesday, July 20, every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. a live streaming concert will be offered on Musica.uc.cl.

“The biosafety protocols are aligned with the health authority and the Covid-19 committee of the Catholic University: distancing, mandatory use of masks, constant hand washing, mandatory antigen tests for interpreters of wind and voice instruments, and capacity maximum allowed according to the phase of the Providencia commune ” , details Gerardo Salazar.

In these six new concerts, teachers and advanced students of UC Music, plus invited musicians, will address a varied repertoire that goes from the Baroque to the present: there will be madrigals by Claudio Monteverdi, world premieres, romantic chamber works and great creations of the 20th century , as well as a tribute to Antonin Dvorák.

The concerts will be held without an audience at the UC Oriente Extension Center, and will be broadcast live at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. They will be broadcast at 2:00 pm on Sunday on the UC Music Season program on Radio Beethoven.

On Tuesday, July 20, UC Music teachers Luis Orlandini and Alejandro Reyes will offer versions for guitar and positive organ of works by Johann Sebastian Bach: Trio Sonata N ° 4 , Italian-style Concerto and Partita N ° 2 .

An overview of the current creation for guitar will be offered on July 27. There will be two world premieres: Gitter (2009) by the French composer Clara Maïda, and Fragments of a future book (2007) by the Swiss Beat Furrer, a work for four guitars and soprano. The premiere in the country of Intra (2019) by Chilean Francisco Silva will be added.

On the first date of August, on Tuesday 3, Mauricio Cortés will lead a vocal ensemble of the UC Chamber Choir in a program that contrasts the Baroque and the 20th Century . Famous madrigals by Claudio Monteverdi will be performed, including Lasciate mi morire and Non più guerra , as well as Nocturnos (2005) , by the American Morten Lauridsen.

The most romantic expression of the clarinet will be the heart of the Aurora y Ocaso program , on August 10 . Four UC Music teachers will perform: David Medina on clarinet, Celso López on cello, Liza Chung on piano and soprano Claudia Pereira. They will tackle chamber works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms.

Estudio MusicAntigua will release on August 17 the result of a new investigation financed by the Directorate of Arts and Culture UC. These are chamber versions performed by UC Music academics led by Sergio Candia of a series of baroque dances originally written for guitar by Robert De Visée, who was a musician for the French Kings Louis XIV and Louis XV.

On August 24 it will be the turn of the ZERO Ensemble , made up of four UC Music teachers who are also soloists of the National Symphony Orchestra of Chile: Guillermo Lavado, flute, Celso López, cello, Luis Alberto Latorre, piano and Gerardo Salazar, percussion . They will deal with arrangements by My mother the Goose , by Maurice Ravel, and Tierkreis , by Karlheinz Stockhausen, with Christian Lorca as guest conductor.

The closing, on August 31, will be with a tribute to Antonin Dvorák , celebrating 180 years of the birth of the Czech composer. His two best-known and most influential chamber works will be performed: the American String Quartet , and his Quintet for piano and strings . In addition to four UC Music teachers, the advanced viola student Samuel Poblete will participate, who in June was part of a tour with Gustavo Dudamel in Spain.

All concerts will be held without an audience at the UC Oriente Extension Center, and will be broadcast live at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. In addition, they will be broadcast at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday on the UC Music Season program on Radio Beethoven.

“Since the beginning of this unusual pandemic, the UC Institute of Music has been committed to its audience, delivering dissimilar content and will continue on that path without hesitation, beyond the constant phase changes. We are very attentive to the instructions made by the Ministry of Health, and from the perspective that starts with the care of people, we believe that for the moment and until the end of August, our concerts will continue to be without public, respecting the capacity allowed until now ” Closes Gerardo Salazar, deputy director of UC Music Extension.

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