A “Zoom”, the choreographer Cesc Gelabert stretches the technical ability and imagination of the National Youth Orchestra of Catalonia (JONC) youngsters who plays pieces by Beethoven, Stravinsky, Britten, Rameau and Toldrà with a scenic presentation for kids from 5 years old.
“Zoom” focuses closely on the musicians, their movements and their emotions.
Education Service of the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona opened “Zoom” on season 2017-2019. In this programme, the choreographer Cesc Gelabert tests the Young National Orchestra of Catalonia (JONC) youngsters who plays pieces by Rameau, Beethoven, Toldrà, Stravinsky and Britten with a scenic presentation, zooming in the musicians, their movements and their emotions. This work is under the musical direction of the Dalia Quartet and the master conductor of the Manel Valdivieso orchestra.
Zoom tries to bring the symphonic music closer to the younger audiences through the musicians.
Zoom was an idea of the Education Service with the JONC and one of the great bets of the season for a family audience. It was premiered in Hall 1 Pau Casals on January 27, 2018, after the previews for schoolchildren on the 18th and 19th.
THE VIDEO PROMO
The musicians of the JONC youngsters are between 14 and 19 years old and face the challenge of playing without a score while executing the choreography designed by Cesc Gelabert. Gelabert has worked with the JONC throughout a course to develop this concert in which the movements and emotions of the musicians play a leading role.
THE VIDEO REPORTAGE
“Zoom” is a coproduction with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia as a part of the European project Music Up Close Network. Italian kids will enjoy this concert and its musicians in Rome on June 28th 2018.