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Philharmonic Presents Romantic Concert on Friday

By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 09 February, 2011

(Acapulco, AN 9 February) This Friday, February 11, at 9:00 pm the Acapulco Philharmonic Orchestra will present a special program designed to fit in the theme of Valentine’s Day. This is the third concert in the current series, called “The Gala Season,” so named because the OFA will perform its 1000th concert this Spring.

As usual, maestro Eduardo Álvarez, conductor and musical director of the OFA will preside. The opening piece is the “Light Cavalry Overture” (1866) of Franz von Suppé, director of the Austrohungarian Orchestra and a noted 19th century romantic composer, born in what is now Croatia. Then the orchestra will perform German the first clarinet concerto (1811) of German early romantic composer Carl Maria von Weber. The OFA’s own Ángel Cornejo Velázquez is the invited soloist.

After an intermission, the audience will hear the prelude and “death of love” from Tristan and Isolda, Richard Wagner’s paean to romantic love. The final touch on the evening will be either a selection from Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “Phantom of the Opera” or a piece by Antonin Dvorak.

The maestro will come on stage at 8:30 for his usual informal chat with the audience. Admission is free.