Posted 3 April, 2017 by-Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

National Symphony Orchestra will give a "Concert of Lent"

cuaresma semana santa OSN
cuaresma semana santa OSN

Under the baton of maestro Ricardo del Carmen Fortuny, the National Symphony Orchestra will offer the concert of Lent, Thursday 6 April, to 20 hours, in the Great Hall "Efrain Recinos", Cultural Center "Miguel Angel Asturias". The ticket prices for this presentation Q50 and Q20 will be and are on sale at the offices of the Orchestra (3a. avenue 4-61, area 1), from Monday 3 April.

The work that goes on stage is "The Seven Last Words of Christ on the cross", Austrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn. It is inspired by the passion and death of Jesus, through various Bible verses. According to his biographers, Haydn was a man of deep Christian faith, so even considered this work as one of his favorite.

The merits of the director

Ricardo del Carmen Fortuny was born into a family that loves music. His father was a conductor and her mother operatic singer. He studied cello at the National Conservatory of Music "Germán Alcántara". In 1985, He debuted as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra. In 1987, participó en el Festival Juvenil Centroamericano en Costa Rica y al año siguiente, at the V Festival of Orchestras of the Americas in Puerto Rico.

In 1990, He represented Guatemala at the First Musical Festival in Sapporo and Tokyo Pacific, Japan. member of the Central Symphony Orchestra in Honduras and Costa Rica was in 1991 and 1992. Es miembro del “Ensamble Millennium” desde su fundación. In 1993, He participated in the First Festival of Music Santa Cecilia, in El Salvador. In 1997 he published his book "Brief History of the violoncello".

In 2003, When his father died, Coro assumed leadership of Ricardo del Carmen and the Classical Orchestra of Guatemala. He graduated in music majoring in violoncello by the Galileo University. In 2008, represented Guatemala at the International Rimsky Korsakov Conservatory Festival, in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The Ministry of Culture and Sports, por medio de la Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional, It joins the fervor of the Lenten season, through the execution of this classical repertoire.

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