City of Granada Orchestra begins its tour of the province

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The City of Granada Orchestra (OCG), together with the Granada Provincial Council, begins its now traditional activity “Tour through the province”, under the orders of violinist and director Birgit Kolar.

City of Granada Orchestra

The municipalities of Orce, Dúrcal and Alfacar have been chosen to enjoy the concerts that the Granada orchestra will perform on its now traditional tour of towns in the province, in collaboration with the Provincial Council of Granada.

The Deputy of Culture and Education, Pilar Caracuelhas highlighted the beginning of this tour, pointing out that the three mentioned towns will be the first on a larger list, which will enjoy a program made up of works of Mozart, Toldrá and Dvořákunder the guidelines of Birgit Kolar, in her double role as violinist and conductor. As the representative has indicated, this activity seeks to bring to all the municipalities of the province, for which it has also been necessary to collaboration of city councils.

The tour will begin on May 2 in Orcefollowing the May 3 the concert to be held in Durcalto finish the May 4 in Alfacar, as a finishing touch to the first batch of tickets for this tour. The program is made up of the Serenade no. 13, Little night serenadeK 535, by Mozart; six sonnetsby Eduard Toldrá and Jesús Ángel Leónand and the Serenade for strings in E majorOp. 22, by Dvořák.

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Violinist and conductor Birgit Kolar

The City of Granada Orchestra will be placed under the orders of the Austrian director and violinist Birgit Kolar (1970), an outstanding performer recognized worldwide. After starting to play the violin at the age of six, she studied at the Vienna of Music. Throughout her career, she has given concerts as a soloist at numerous festivals in Europe, Japan and South , in addition to having won numerous awards for her performances.

Kolar has been concertmaster of the Bruckner Orchestra in Linz and until 2005 of the Munich Radio Orchestra.being invited by numerous European orchestras among which the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom he regularly collaborates. As an interesting fact, Kolar plays a violin Carlo Bergonzi (Cremona 1723) from the collection of instruments owned by the Austrian National Bank.

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