The Colorado Music Festival Chamber Orchestra will premiere Benet Casablancas’ work Obertura Festiva in the US on Sunday, July 26, at the Chautauqua Auditorium within the program of the festival in a concert named “Sounds of the Mediterranean”. Jean-Marie Zeitouni will conduct the orchestra in this event and on July 27 at the Stanley Hotel Concert Hall.
Widely regarded as one of the leading Spanish composers of his generation, Benet Casablancas studied in Barcelona and Vienna, and he graduated in Philosophy in the University of Barcelona, and as PhD in Musicology. His music, firmly rooted in the great modernist tradition, is notable for its great individuality, structural complexity and extraordinary richness of textural detail. In the 1990s he became more concerned with harmony, timbral differentiation and instrumental virtuosism.
Other upcoming World Premieres and performances include: Vienna, Salzburg, Nagoya, Bayreuth, Buenos Aires, Caracas , Barcelona and Alicante, among others. For more information, please click here.