Four Sea Interludes from "Peter Grimes",
Concerto for Harp and Orchestra, op. 25
Pavane pour une infante défunte
Basque National Orchestra
Robert Trevino conductor
Xavier de Maistre Harp
If you ask a Basque percussionist about the origin of the boleros, you will hear that it is an ancient dance from his homeland. Well, the form certainly comes from the Iberian Peninsula, and the most brilliant composition based on it was written by Maurice Ravel, whose mother was Basque. The Basque National Orchestra, conducted by the young maestro Robert Trevino, who comes from the USA, interprets three of Ravel's grandiose dance tone poems, in addition to the Bolero, which explodes with sensuality, the melancholy Pavane and a waltz, which in an exciting way becomes an expressive dance on a volcano - "La Valse". Ravel, by the way, refused to dance at all himself. He preferred to dance on music paper. Before these apotheoses of rhythm is the brilliant nature music of the "Four Sea Interludes" from the opera "Peter Grimes" by Benjamin Britten. Not only England, but also the Basque Country Basque Country is located on the Atlantic Ocean. Across it, Alberto Ginastera's ancestors emigrated from Spain to Argentina. The descendant became one of the greatest composers of South America in the 20th century. His virtuoso harp concerto, dazzling in many colors, is played by Xavier de Maistre, a male master of this supposedly so feminine instrument.
Advance booking starts April 29, 2021
Tickets: € 27 - € 93
€13 for U27 - bookable 30 days prior to event!