Clasclás 2023: allegro, ma non troppo!
The 'International Festival of Classical Music of Vilagarcía de Arousa clasclás', a reference
in Galicia and with great prestige in Spain, will celebrate its sixth edition from June 26 to
July 1 with six concerts by renowned national artists (Quarteto Quiroga, La Ritirata, Azahar Ensemble) and international (Guarneri Trio of Prague, Cello Republic, Marek Kozák), five of them being free of charge.
In addition to this excellent artistic program, it will offer its 'Masterclass Program' (June 26 to 30) with the artists themselves teaching young students, the traditional concert of the 'Social and Community Program' for 400 spectators from 20 associations with different abilities (June 29) and the 'clasclás a pie de calle', which will fill the town with music on June 24 and 25 as a preamble to the festival.
The festival will open its sixth edition with a performance by the Guarneri Trio Prague (June 26,
Vilagarcía Auditorium, 9:00 p.m., free entry after withdrawal at ataquilla.com), one of the trios
recognized in the world of music with an impeccable career that already celebrates 37
years. Čeněk Pavlík (violin), Marek Jerie (cello) and Ivan Klánský (piano) will perform works by Suk,
Brahms and Schubert. Since 1986, the training has remained intact, testimony to the high quality
of musicians as people and of the intense friendship that keeps them together.
The activity will continue with the concert by the young Czech pianist Marek Kozák (June 27,
Vilagarcía Auditorium, 9:00 p.m., free admission after withdrawal at ataquilla.com), virtuoso interpreter 28 years old who has excelled in prestigious competitions (Geza Anda from Zurich, Primavera de Prague, European Piano Competition in Bremen, Busoni in Bolzano) will offer compositions of Bach, Rachmaninov and Mendelssohn. He has been praised for his impeccable technique, his wide range of expression, its deep musicality and fidelity to musical notation.
Azahar Ensemble will star in the third day of the 'Festival Clasclás 2023' (June 28, Pazo
da Golpelleira de Vilagarcía, 9:00 p.m., tickets on sale at ataquilla.com). the spanish quintet
Composed by Diego Aceña (flute), María Alba Carmona (oboe), Antonio Lagares (horn),
María José García (bassoon) and Miquel Ramos (clarinet) have played in concert halls and in
the most important festivals in Europe after being awarded in the International Competition
ARD Munich (2014). Their program will include works by Mozart, Foerster, Ravel and Turina.
La Ritirata, one of the most relevant early music groups internationally, also will perform in this edition (June 29, Vilagarcía Auditorium, 9:00 p.m., free admission after picking up at ataquilla.com) with their program 'Il Spiritillo Brando'. The project led by the cellist and director Josetxu Obregón celebrates 15 years after 360 concerts in 28 countries on 4 continents. They have played on stages in Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East. Obregon will be accompanied by Tamar Lalo (recorder), Daniel Zapico (theorbo/guitar) and Daniel Garay (percussion).
The Cuarteto Quiroga will offer the penultimate performance of the festival (June 30, Auditorio de
Vilagarcía, 9:00 p.m., free entry after withdrawal at ataquilla.com) with Haydn, Bartók and Brahms
in their program. National Music Award 2018, is one of the most dynamic and unique of their generation. Aitor Hevia (violin), Cibrán Sierra (violin), Josep Puchades (viola) and
Helena Poggio (cello) have been praised by The New York Times for their “exquisite and
fresh interpretations. It highlights their unique personality, as well as their bold and original approach.
This sixth edition will conclude with a concert by the Czech Cello Republic quartet (July 1, Vilagarcía Auditorium, 9:00 p.m., free admission after withdrawal at ataquilla.com). Petr Špaček, Jan Zemen, Matěj Štěpánek and Ivan Vokáč have gained worldwide popularity with sold-out concerts and millions of views on YouTube. They stand out for their virtuosity, their arrangements of the highest artistic quality and their sense of humor. They will combine classic works by Tchaikovsky or Dvořák with their own music from other styles such as Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder or Freddie Mercury.
The 'Masterclasses programme', the festival's educational project with the participation of students from the Vilagarcía Professional Music Conservatory and other centers from Galicia, will have the artists themselves as teachers: Marek Kozák (June 26), Azahar Ensemble (27 June), Guarneri Trio from Prague (June 27 to 30) and La Ritirata (June 29). A selection of students participating in the program will perform together with the Guarneri Trio from Prague on July 1 at the Pazo de Rubianes in Vilagarcía (12:30 p.m.). Previously there will be a visit to the emblematic space (11:00) and later a wine tasting. Tickets will be on sale at pazoderubianes.com.
The concert of the 'Social and Community Program' of the 'Festival clasclás 2023', scheduled for 400 people with disabilities and belonging to twenty groups, will take place on June 29 in the Auditorium with the Orchestra of the Professional Music Conservatory of Vilagarcía de Arousa.
The preamble to the festival will be the program 'clasclás a pie de calle', in which groups
of the Conservatory and the Municipal School of Music will take to the streets on June 24 and 25
to perform in different squares and spaces of cultural interest in the town of Vilagarcía.
The motto that accompanies the image of the festival in this edition is Allegro, ma non troppo! a tempo used in music by composers such as Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich, etc. to name a few. Composers who put music to the classroom soundtrack.
| Organizing committee |
President: Alberto Varela Paz, mayor of Vilagarcía de Arousa.
First Executive Vice President: Argimiro Serén Mera, Councilor for Education.
Second Vice President: Sonia Outón Casal, Councilor for Culture.
Artistic Direction: Guarneri Trio from Prague. Ivan Klanský, Čeněk Pavlík and Marek Jerie.
Technical Direction: Rosina Sobrido Fernández and Vladimira Smausová.
Social and Community Coordination: María Galbán Zaragoza