Under the baton of incumbent conductor Carl St. Clair, the National Symphony Orchestra (OSN) and the National Symphonic Choir (CSN), they will merge to perform a concert with music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johannes Brahms, at its X Official Season Concert 2019, this Friday, November 1st, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 3rd, at 10:30 a.m., at the National Theatre of Costa Rica.
The program of this concert includes two works by the German composer Johannes Brahms written between 1868 and 1880. Both poems express the struggle of human beings on earth, one as a musical meditation on the mystery of destiny and another as a funeral song dedicated to death and the Gods of Olympus, commented the director of the CSN, Marcela Lizano.
A total of 150 musicians and singers will perform a musical program consisting of the following works: Variations on Themes by Thomas Tallis (Vaughan Williams), Symphony No. 35 (Mozart), Nänie Op.82 (Brahms) and Schiksalslied Op. 54 (Brahms). The two works of Brahms will be interpreted for the first time by the CSN.
Director Carl St. Clair began rehearsals with the OSN at the National Music Center on Monday, where he will repeat on Tuesday, October 29. On Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st October the rehearsals will be in the evening with the CSN.
Tickets for this concert are available on the website https://www.teatronacional.go.cr/ prices between 6,000 and 25,000 colones depending on the selected locality. They are also available at the theatre box office.
Students and citizens of gold who wish to attend the concert will be able to apply for a 40% discount when presenting their card at the theatre box office.
Concerts in November
During the month of November the OSN will perform five concerts in theaters and auditoriums where it will offer a varied musical menu and different guest artists of high quality. After the concert with the CSN, the Orchestra will present Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7 at the National Theatre (8 and 10 November), under the direction of Bulgarian director Rossen Milanov.
On November 15th. Eleven musicians from the OSN will be the protagonists in the OSN’s Soloist Concert, to be held at the Humboldt Auditorium. On November 22, the Teatro Popular Melico Salazar will be the setting for the concert of the Young Soloists 2019, directed by Carl St. Clair.
The last concert of the Official Season 2019 will be held at the National Theatre on November 29 and December 1 with the participation of the pianist Claire Huangei, the National Symphonic Choir and the Big Band of the National Institute of Music.