Gran Mar is the protagonist of the eighth concert of the cycle Trui Teatre, framed within the program “Illes Sonores”.
The Symphony continues with the program “Illes Sonores” and will offer the eighth concert of the cycle Trui Teatre, this Thursday 7, at 8 pm, with the premiere of Gran Mar, for piano 6 hands, orchestra and electronics by the Mallorcan composer Maties Far. The work arises from the call of the line of symphonic creation for unpublished works by composers of the Balearic Islands of the Institute of Balearic Studies (IEB), of which Far was a beneficiary.
In this way, the Department of European Funds, University, and Culture complete the process that goes from the creation to the dissemination of unpublished work. “With this premiere, we link the cultural policies of the IEB and the Symphony Orchestra. We have programmed a great concert with the new composition by Maties Far that will also allow us to count on Albert Díaz, Llorenç Prats and Tomeu Moll-Mas, top-level pianist soloists of the Balearic Islands”, explained the manager of the Symphony and director of the IEB, Pere Malondra, who also highlighted the importance of “Illes Sonores”.
“Illes Sonores” is a joint program between the Balearic Islands Symphony Orchestra Foundation and the Directorate General of Culture with the aim of making the heritage of the Balearic Islands sound and giving voice to the new creation. “We claim the work of composers and performers of the Balearic Islands from research, interpretation and adding a more contemporary repertoire,” added the Director-General of Culture, Catalina Solivellas.
Gran Mar is a concert for piano six hands, electronics and orchestra, and at the same time a look at the music and history of an instrument that evolves and crosses its physiognomy with that of a sea that teaches to listen.
The program of the eighth concert of the Trui Teatre cycle, which will be conducted by Zsolt Nagy, will be completed with the Spanish premiere of Towards a Pure Land by Jonathan Harvey and Siren’s Song by Peter Eötvös.
Maties Far began his composition studies with Xavier Carbonell in Palma and later continued with José Luís de Delás at the Aula de Música de Alcalá de Henares in Madrid. He also attended seminars with Helmuth Lachenmann, Salvatore Sciarrino, Matthias Spahlinger and Brian Ferneyough. In 2005 he began composition studies with the Andalusian composer Manuel Hidalgo and studied composition (Musik Theorie) at the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart with Matthias Hermann.
His music has been performed in Spain, France, Switzerland, Germany, Singapore and the United States. He has been commissioned by several Spanish and European institutions (Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, Ensems, Fundación ACA, Radiosifonieorchesters Stuttgart des SWR) although his work is mainly commissioned by specialized musicians and ensembles. He is currently a professor and head of the composition department at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de las Illes Balears.
Zsolt Nagy was born in Gyula, Hungary, in 1957. He began his musical career as a coach and conductor at the Békéscsaba City Theater (1976/79). At the age of 23 he began his conducting studies with István Párkai at the Budapest Academy of Music (diploma in 1984). Since 1999 he has held the position of principal conductor and artistic advisor of the Israel Contemporary Players. In 2002 he was appointed professor of conducting at the Paris Conservatory. He was artistic director of the masterclasses for conductors organized by the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra in Ostrava and of the master class for young conductors of new music (held at the Music Center in Jerusalem). Zsolt Nagy has worked with many orchestras and ensembles, such as the RAI orchestras in Milan and Turin, the Jerusalem SO, the BBC SO, BBC Singers, the BBC SSO, the National Hungarian SO, the RIAS in Berlin, the Berliner Sinfonie Orchestra, the Orchestra di Santa Cecilia in Rome, among others.
During this season, and following the main purposes of the Illes Balears Symphony Orchestra Foundation and the “Illes Sonores” program, the Orchestra has performed and recorded some of the main works of the Mallorcan composer, Baltasar Samper. We have transformed the popular tradition-made orchestra, into a concert with the direction and composition of Toni Vaquer. We have premiered the work Germania 500 by the composer Antoni Mairata to celebrate the fifth centenary of the Germania de Mallorca with numerous artists from the Balearic Islands such as Bernat Quetglas (conductor), Rodo Gener (narration), Marian Lush (voice) and lyrics by Maribel Servera. The show Altamente Sensible has been performed and recorded with Cris Juanico and arrangements by Miquel Àngel Aguiló. The concert at the Festival Jazz Palma with Toni Cuenca and the premiere of Simplicity by Joan Valent, last week.