The Symphony Orchestra offers four performances of the family show El secreto del viento azul (The Secret of the Blue Wind)

Jan 24, 2023 | Current affairs, Featured, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

The Orquesta Sinfónica Illes Balears (Symphony Orchestra of the Balearic Islands) will offer a new family concert this Thursday the 26th of January, at 7.30 pm, at Palma’s Teatro Principal, with the show El secreto del viento azul, conducted by Pablo Urbina, while the storytelling and narration are by Belén Otxotorena. Tickets are already on sale for €10 (adults) and €5 (children up to the age of twelve) at the theatre box office or on the Symphony’s website.

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The Symphony Orchestra offers four performances

El secreto del viento azul tells a tale in which woodwind and brass instruments have become some of the most beautiful birds in the world: colourful pistons and feathers; mouthpieces and beaks of the most varied kinds; tubes and wings through which the air flows endlessly. And the percussion will also have a lot to say with the Blue Wind as the protagonist. The evil Mister Time and his army of seconds and minutes have managed to capture him and have stolen his secret. Faced with this, the question posed by the proposal is: will the birds be able to fly again?

La Simfònica will perform La Storia by Jacob de Haan, Poema Sanférmico by Vicente Egea, Sendes by José Alberto Pina; Danzón no. 2 by Arturo Márquez, Danza Colorista by Rafael Mullor and Fanfare for Korea by Jacob de Haan. There will also be three school performances of this work: on the 24th of January at 11 am and the 25th of January at 10 am and 11 am in Palma’s Teatro Principal. In all, around twenty schools in Mallorca and a total of approximately 1,100 schoolchildren will enjoy this show.

The work is part of the Symphony Orchestra’s “Educa” programme aimed at student and family audiences. The main objectives are to bring musical content closer to children, to promote musical education among young people, to deepen musical knowledge and to facilitate first-hand attendance at a concert in order to generate synergies with society.

Pablo Urbina (1988, Vitoria-Gasteiz) is a young Spanish conductor, alumnus of the Royal Conservatoire in London, nominated in 2018 for the Nestlé & Salzburg Prize for young conductors and semi-finalist of the 2017 Maestro Solti International Competition. He has recently been appointed principal conductor of London’s Orchestra Vitae. Urbina stands out for his commitment to music education and social inclusion projects and has studied in depth the future of classical music through children’s education.