Juan Manuel Cañizares will once again play his flamenco guitar with the OSB in a programme that includes the premiere of his latest work, a symphonic poem by Enric Granados inspired by The Divine Comedy, and the most colourful and spectacular ballet from Manuel de Falla, which premiered exactly 100 years ago.
The purity of the flamenco tradition, as well as the virtuosity and classical discipline of Juan Manuel Cañizares, make the famous guitarist and composer of Sabadell in a musical reference capable of twinning classical music and flamenco with naturalness, rigor and inspiration. Following the international success of his Al-Andalus Concert for flamenco guitar and orchestra, dedicated to his friend Paco de Lucía and premiered in 2016 at the National Auditorium of Madrid under the direction of Josep Pons, Cañizares returns to explore the bonds that unite his classical formation and the flamenco soul with the premiere of the Mediterranean Concert for guitar and orchestra in the memory of
Cañizares maintains a very special relationship with the famous Concert of Aranjuez, which occupies a place of honor in its repertoire and has marked such memorable days in his career as the debut with the Berlin Philharmonic and Simon Rattle, and his achievements with training such as the OBC, the ONE and the Cadaqués Orchestra, among others. In his new concert, in three movements, he seeks first of all the transparency and beauty of sound, establishing a balanced relationship with the orchestral staff and leaving room for his personal sense of color, rhythm and virtuous brilliance in cadence. In his style, the track of guitarists such as Sabicas and Paco de Lucía co-exist with mastery and the subtle recreation of classics such as Falla, Granados, Albéniz and Scarlatti, which are featured in their extraordinary discography.