The stage of the National Theatre of Costa Rica, will be filled with the participation of 180 artists who will perform a varied musical program of four composers under the baton of the director Titular Carl St. Clair.
The last concert of the Official Season 2019, of the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica (OSN), will unite the voices of the National Symphonic Choir and the young people who make up the Big Band of the National Music Institute (INM), to present the XII Concert of the Official Season 2019, this Friday, November 29, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, December 1, at 10:30 a.m., at the National Theatre of Costa Rica.
The Nutcracker Suite consists of nine moves, of which five are to be played. This is the first time that this has happened in Costa Rica, since I have never played the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional with a Big Band format as soloists, which is of the utmost importance for this group that has four years of existence commented Oscar Valverde, director of the INM Big Band.
Those attending this double concert will hear the Procession of the Nobles of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, the Piano Concert No. 3 of Sergei Prokofiev, Polovetsian dances by Aleksandr Borodin and the Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite/ Ellington. This concert will also mark the debut of the INM Big Band together with the OSN, a fusion that both groups will perform for the first time.
Rehearsals for this concert began this Monday at the headquarters of the National Music Center in Moravian Colleges. They will continue this Tuesday night with the incorporation of the National Symphonic Choir and the Big Band. On Wednesday and Thursday the rehearsals will be morning.
Concert will feature young American pianist
The last concert of the Official Season 2019 will also feature American pianist Claire Huangci as guest soloist. She will perform Prokofiev’s Piano Concert No. 3.
Claire Huangci has performed in recitals and with international orchestras such as Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (under Sir Roger Norrington), Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich, Chinese Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vancouver Symphony, among others.
Huangci has won the first prize and the Mozart prize in the Geza Anda 2018 competition, captivating the audience with his “radiant virtuosity, artistic sensitivity, interactive sense and subtle auditory dramaturgy” (Salzburger Nachrichten).
In 2019 she was named Resident Artist of the Tonhalle Zurich 2020 and won the Grand Prix of Paris with the Philharmonie of Paris. He has released four successful solo albums with the label Berlin Classics / Edel.
Tickets for this concert are available on the website https://www.teatronacional.go.cr/con prices between 6 and 25 thousand colones depending on the selected locality. They are also available at the Theatre Ticket 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.