Thursday, July 4
National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia - Symphony No. 6 'La patética' by Tchaikovsky
- Location: Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo (Calle 170 Nº 67-51)
- Time: 8:00 p.m.
- Price: $10.000 - 50.000
Director: Carl St. Clair - United States
Soloist: Santiago Cañón, violoncello - Colombia
Awarded in 2018 with the János Starker Foundation Award, winner of the third prize in the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2017, and winner of the first prize in the Carlos Prieto and Beijing international competitions, just to mention a few, Santiago Cañón-Valencia is undoubtedly , the most important Colombian cellist at present and one of the most promising of his generation worldwide.
The National Symphony and Santiago Cañón have the privilege of sharing the stage once more, and this time to interpret the Concerto for cello n. 1 in E flat major of Shostakovich, piece of recognized importance in the literature of the instrument and dedicated and released by one of the greatest cellists, Mstislav Rostropovich.
Under the baton will be the American Carl St. Clair, a disciple of Leonard Bernstein and his assistant director for the Boston Symphony in Tanglewood. St. Clair will also direct Symphony No. 6 in B minor of Tchaikovsky, described in the composer's own words as the best he would ever compose.