The Symphony nº3 in Mib Major Op.35 of L.V. Beethoven known as the “Heroica”, along with the Funeral March in memory of Rikard Nordraak of E. Grieg are the two masterpieces that under the direction of Carlos Checa, complete the third program of the III Season of concerts of the JOSB in Barcelona .
Concerts 4th and 5th of February
“Carlos Checa conducted the entire program of memory, looking for his musicians energy, sensitivity and always showing a clarifying gesture for the young musicians of the orchestra”.
“Dvořák’s New World Symphony achieved a very dignified level: a powerful metal, warm woods, a set of strings and everything under a version that honed in detail, in the elegance of phrasing and expressiveness”.….” “Concert corroborated us the good trajectory of this young orchestra and its conductor”
Carlos Checa starts the 2017/2018 season in October, conducting “Empúries” by E.Toldrà, a selection of the Swan Lake suite by Tchaikovsky and the Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” by A.Dvorak with the Barcelona Youth Symphony Orchestra -JOSB . The concerts will be on October 1st and 2nd at the Sedeta and the Paranimf of the University, and on Thursday, October 5 will debut at the emblematic Palau de la Música Catalana. On the other hand, the same month will follow the international tour of Universal Music “Hasta que se apague el sol” with debut for the first time in the United States conducting American orchestras in the main stages of Miami and Puerto Rico.
Interview at the “Las Noticias de Cuenca”. Carlos Checa as artistic director of the International Festival of Music Serranía de Cuenca (FIMUC) talks about the twelfth edition of the festival that takes place between 11 and 13 August.
As a social and solidarity project in support of the marginalized and vulnerable sectors of our society, Carlos Checa and the Jove Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona, in collaboration with Penitentiary institutions, La Caixa Banking Foundation and the Archbishopric of Barcelona, will offer a concert May 21 at the Brians Penitentiary Center. The program includes the Adagio of Mozart’s Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, which will be performed by soloist Alejandro Lobato and completed with the Symphony nº 4 in Re minor Op 120 by Robert Schumann.
The JOSB conducted by Carlos Checa returns to L’Auditori de Barcelona this season, it will be on March 21th .The concert is on benefit of the Pascual Maragall Foundation, in order to raise funds for a project of investigation against Alzehimer.
Tchaikovsky ,the Overture-Fantasy Romeo and Juliet, and G.Bizet; Symphony in Do
After the successful concerts at the “Palacio de los Deportes” in Madrid and the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, last February 22th, Carlos Checa debuted at the Festival Viña del Mar in Chile, conducting the symphonic show by Isabel Pantoja that was seen live by 15,000 people and on television by 150 million people from all over Latin America. In the performance the singer got the Gaviota platinum, the maximum recognition of the festival. Next March 1 Carlos returns to Peru, where he has already performed twice with the National Orchestra. This time will be to perform in the Jockey Club of Lima and on March 5th last performance in Chile at the Movistar Arena in Santiago.