OSSLP will present this Friday at the Teatro de la Paz, music by Schumann and Sibelius

The program will be in charge of the teacher Gabriel Camacho Baltazar who has trained as a conductor at the Royal Conservatory of Mens

The San Luis Potosí Symphony Orchestra (OSSLP), with the musical direction of this program by maestro Gabriel Camacho Baltazar, will offer a concert this Friday, September 23 at 8:00 p.m. at the Teatro de la Paz, with two icons of the history of romantic music of the 19th century, Robert Schumann and Jean Sibelius. The German composer will offer the Overture of the musical drama of «Manfred» Op. 115 and the Symphony no. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120, while the Finnish composer’s Suite “Karelia” Op. 11.

The program will be led by maestro Gabriel Camacho Baltazar who has trained as a conductor at the Royal Conservatory of Mens, Belgium, and also has a Master’s degree in Music with a Specialty in Percussion at Temple University, Philadelphia, under the tutelage by Alan Abel, developing an extensive career as a percussionist in the Philharmonic Orchestra of Mexico City, as a soloist with innumerable orchestras, among which the San Luis Potosí Symphony stands out.

His activity as a conductor has been carried out mainly abroad: he was principal conductor of the Linkebeek Chamber Orchestra and has conducted the Chamber Orchestras of Catalonia, the Royal Chamber of Wallonia and the Chamber of Florence. In the Mexican Republic he founded the Camerata Nocturna (2008) and has been in charge of the Carlos Chávez Symphony Orchestra, of the Wind and Percussion Ensembles, of the National System of Musical Promotion.

Currently, he is a member of the Orchestra of the Theater of Fine Arts and the Musique Nouvelles ensemble of Belgium. Schumann’s “Manfred” (from 1852) is Romanticism’s first attempt to make systematic use of musical melodrama. The intensely romantic music recounts a “metaphysical” autobiographical date of the drama’s creator Lord Byron, which included supernatural aspects in his narrative.

Schumann’s own Symphony 4 (revised version of 1852), is full of beauty, depth and an idealism descriptive of Schumann’s impressions of the fantastically beautiful, among others, namely: the expressive freedom of peasant music and philosophical reasoning of idyllic Florestan. Sibelius musically describes in 1893 the landscape of western Karelia, its lakes, sonorous rivers, storms, peasant marches and an intense love for his homeland, then and long occupied by Swedes, Norwegians, Russians, Germans, Danes.

A symphonic program to delight in the sound images of these two great composers, not the same in chronology, but of great aesthetic interest.