Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Top marks

Go to Sociedad Unión Musical Bigastro for their first concert in the Auditorium Francisco Grau. The concert was in honour of San José because of course yesterday was Fathers' Day.

The band, which comprise musicians of all ages from teenagers to people our age, play a mixture of woodwind and brass instruments.

Their programme was divided into two parts:-

First we were treated to Sinfonía Concertante by Franz Danzel which featured two excellent soloists on flute and clarinet. The band then performed Alma de Dios by José Serrano followed by the overture from Aida by Giuseppe Verdi.

In the second section the band performed the Second Suite by Alfred Reed which comprises four sections:
  • Son Montuno in the style of Cuban music
  • A Tango which was based on the Brasilian style which is apparently less dramatic than Argentinian.
  • An Argentinian Guaracha
  • finally a Pasadoble
The concert concluded with L'Entra de la Murta - another pasadoble by Salvador Giner.

As the Sociedad Unión Musical Bigastro said in their programme 'Esperamos que disfruten de nuestro repertorio'. The audience in the packed Auditorium certainly did.

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