The minister of European Fons, Universitat i Cultura, Miquel Company, today presented “Estius Simfònics”, a cycle of nine concerts that the Illes Balears Symphony Orchestra will offer between June 30 and August 10, in the “Pati de La Misericordia Palma”. The program includes the soprano Nadine Sierra, the tenor Xabier Anduaga, the pianist Iván Martín, the oboist Lucas Macías, the soprano Pretty Yende, the Mallorcan violinist Francisco Fullana, as well as soloists from the Salzburg Festival and the Hamburg Opera.
«The Symphony remains committed to the Balearic culture and society and, after successfully closing a difficult season due to the circumstances of the pandemic, it does not stop and also offers the traditional“ Estius Simfònics ”cycle with proposals that will allow us to enjoy the tributes to the Amics de s’Òpera de Mao and Joan Pons, as well as the performances of the soloists at the Salzburg Festival and the Hamburg Opera, among others “, explained the minister, who thanked the Consell de Mallorca for the transfer of the La Misericordia space. The change of location from the Bellver Castle to La Misericordia will allow the full participation of the Symphony following the Covid protocols.
Company has explained that, of the nine performances, four are lyrical: the concert in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Amics de s’Òpera de Maó (June 30); Soloists from the Salzburg Festival (July 6) with Tamara Bounazou, Carmen Artaza, Marvic Monreal, Josh Lovell, Doman Krizaj and Peter Kellner; Joan Pons’ 75th anniversary celebration with soprano Pretty Yende (August 4) and Hamburg Opera Soloists (August 10) with Marie-Dominique Ryckmanns, Kady Evanyshyn, Simon Yang and David Kang. For these evenings, arias from El Barbero de Sevilla, Turandot, Rigoletto, Don Carlo, El Elisir de amore, Candide and Las Boda de Figaro will be performed, among others.
In addition to these four lyrical concerts, the public will be able to enjoy a diverse program with other performances: the oboist soloist and conductor Lucas Macías (July 15) with works by E. Grieg, J. S. Bach and A. Schönbere; the pianist Iván Martín (July 29) performing the concerto for piano and orchestra no. 19 by W. A. Mozart; and also the proposal ‘A dream without a violin’ (July 22), in which the Symphony will perform pieces by L. Spohr, J. Rodrigo and J. Brahms. The concerts will be conducted by Joji Hattori and the head conductor of the Symphony, Pablo Mielgo.
One of the main novelties offered by “Estius Simfònics” is the opportunity to see the Majorcan violinist Francisco Fullana (July 8), as well as as a soloist, as the director of the concert with a program consisting of Serenade no. 6, “Night Serenade” by W. A. Mozart; Violin Concerto “Grosso Mogul” by A. Vivaldi and Divertimento for String Orchestra, Béla Bartók.
The manager of the Symphony, Pere Malondra, has highlighted the work carried out since the pandemic and the effort so that the music of the Orchestra reaches all the Islands with programs such as Sonam per tu with 17 concerts for this summer.
For his part, the head conductor of the Symphony, Pablo Mielgo, has remarked that the “Estius Simfònics” program “accommodates young people” with concerts with soloists from the Hamburg Opera and the Salzburg Festival.
Extraordinary concert June 2, 2021
In addition, to celebrate the new “Estius Simfònics”, the Illes Balears Symphony Orchestra will offer an extraordinary concert at the Trui Teatre, this Wednesday the 2nd, at 8 pm. The Symphony will feature singers from the Academia del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the direction of Pablo Mielgo. The public will enjoy a repertoire with arias from Elisir d’amore, El Barbero de Sevilla, La Bohème and Turandot.
This show is free to subscribers, as a thank you for your support. On the other hand, general tickets for these concerts will have a single price of € 10, and can already be purchased through the website simfonicadebalears.com.
On the other hand, the Symphony will put on sale two types of subscription, without counting the presentation: eight and four concerts with a price of 200 and 100 euros, respectively. Individual tickets will have a price of 30 euros. Both season tickets and tickets can be purchased through the Symphony website throughout this week or in person at the offices of the Illes Balears Symphony Orchestra Foundation from 9 am to 2 pm.
The capacity is limited and the actions will be carried out following hygiene and safety protocols. Thus, the entrances to the concert spaces will have marked the distance that will have to be maintained and the organization will provide the attendees with hydroalcoholic gel. The use of a mask will be mandatory.
The Symphony appreciates the support of the Government of the Balearic Islands and the collaboration of the Consell de Mallor