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The International Organ Festival celebrates 10 years with great news
For the first time, part of the performance is combined with other instruments and audiovisual proposals
The Benidorm International Organ Festival turns ten years old and does so with an edition "full of important and interesting novelties", according to what the Councilor for Culture, Jaime Jesús Pérez, has advanced today, who has reported that "from the outset, the festival almost doubles the appointments he had last year, with seven performances from February to mid-December”. Some performances that "as usual will take place in the Church of Sant Jaume and Santa Anna, which collaborates in the organization of this festival and which has a magnificent liturgical organ, one of the best in the Valencian Community."
Pérez pointed out that "in these ten years of existence, the festival has become one of the most relevant on the national scene of its kind" and "coinciding with this tenth anniversary we wanted to further position the event by introducing a series of novelties that they enrich this proposal and that also give it a differentiating character concerning other events that are organized in the country”.
Thus, in five of the performances, the sound of the organ will be complemented with that of other instruments or will be presented to the public as a 'performance' in which music will be combined with other arts such as cinema or literature.
The tenth edition of the International Organ Festival kicks off next Friday, February 25, at 8:00 p.m. with a concert by Jordi Vergés i Riart, titular organist of the Tarragona Cathedral and “one of the most outstanding performers at a national level ”. Just one month later, on March 25, it will be the turn of Yuzuru Hiranaka, winner of several international awards and professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Music.
On April 29, the first of the novel proposals will take place with the organist Mónica Melcova, who will improvise melodies on the organ while the silent film 'The Kid' by Charles Chaplin is projected.
The second innovation will arrive on May 27, with the Teleman Trio that will offer an organ, trumpet and soprano concert.
After the summer break, Benidorm International Organ Festival will return on October 28, in which the instrumental combination of the clarinet by Miriam Cepeda and Luis Alberto Requejo will be heard for the first time in the contest.
On November 25, the public will enjoy an organ and four saxophone concerts, which will be shared by Enrico Tricario with the Lumina Ensemble. Another innovative proposal will close the cycle on December 17: the narration of the symphonic composition 'Pedro y el Lobo' by Prokoieff in the voice of the actress Gurutze Beitia together with a four-handed organ performance, all seasoned with a theatre of Chinese shadows.
The Councilor for Culture has invited "music lovers to enjoy a new edition of this Festival, which comes with renewed proposals but maintaining the high quality that has characterized it since its creation" while encouraging "the citizens in general to discover a unique event”.