Wednesday 31st March 2021 | PRESS RELEASE; translation MIKE SMITH
On Saturday 10th April, the Valencian Chamber Orchestra (OCV) returns to the stage with a performance of the well-known Stabat Matar oratory by Pergolesi inside the ancient church of San Bartolomé in the heart of the historic centre of Xàbia.
The performance will feature soprano Teresa Albero and mezzo-soprano Yullia Safonova and will be under the baton of principal conductor Pere Molina.
The OCV returns after an enforced sabbatical due to the COVID-19 pandemic, coming back in time to be able to celebrate its 10th anniversary. And it has used the downtime to work on a new repertoire that can be adapted to the health protocols which are necessary due to the pandemic.
The orchestra has worked with great soloists and a repertoire that ranges from zarzuela and opera to symphonic, with neglecting the oratorio. Its principal conductor Pere Molina is very grateful that muncipalities such as Xàbia have continued to programme a cultural offering and, in this case, support the work of the Valencian Chamber Orchestra.
The OCV, which forms part of the Circuit de la Generalitat Valenciana, offers the opportunity to get to those places where it has been more difficult to hear the universal sound offered by an orchestra. In this sense, and in the words of its director, the OCV has the responsibility of offer high-quality programmes to the public in those cities and towns in a more affordable format, both artistically, economically and for health reasons, as well as social.
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