Concert of Kings by Orquestra do Algarve
Duration: 90 minutes
Age rating: >6
WITH ALGARVE ORCHESTRA
We honor tradition by staging the Concerto de Reis by Orquestra do Algarve. Under the direction of the charismatic Spanish maestro Pablo Urbina, this is the concert to celebrate this period of reference in the Christian community and which marks the visit of the wise men.
FRANZ LISZT (1811-1886)
TIAGO DERRIÇA (1986)
MÉLANIE BONIS (1858-1937)
Suite in the form of Valses
FÉLIX MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY (1809-1847)
Intermezzo and Notturno from Midsummer Night’s Dream
ANTONÍN DVÓRÁK (1841-1904)
Czech Suite Polka and Romance
Founded in 2002, Orquestra do Algarve has always been guided by the demand for the highest artistic quality. Its main objectives are to promote and disseminate classical music across all social strata, not only contributing to raising the cultural level of the population it is aimed at, but also developing pedagogical action among younger people, seeking to enrich and diversify the cultural offering. and tourism in the Algarve region.
Composed of musicians of around fourteen nationalities, selected in an international public competition, the Orchestra currently has Martim Sousa Tavares in its artistic team as Principal Conductor.
It should also be noted that in 2019 a new project began, the Community Choir, with the main mission of interpreting symphonic choral repertoire, thus expanding the orchestra’s musical program. This project is coordinated by baritone Rui Baeta.
Maestro Pablo Urbina
Pablo Urbina (born 1988, in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain), is a Spanish conductor who since 2019 has been Principal Conductor of the London Vitae Orchestra. With a strong focus on music promotion, Pablo is an ambassador for The Amber Trust UK. 22-23, featuring performances with the Spanish National Radio Orchestra, Balearic Symphony Orchestra and Opera Tenerife, as well as the debut with the Waco Symphony in Texas (USA).
Pablo has also conducted orchestras such as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong City Council Orchestra and Orquestra Sinfónica de Castilla y Leon, having worked with conductors such as Leonard Slatkin, Bernard Haitink and Lionel Bringuier. From 2020 to 2021 he was assistant conductor of the Balearic Symphony Orchestra (Spain), from 2017 to 2019 associate conductor of the Lerici Music Festival in Italy, and from 2013 to 2019 he was the Musical Director of the London City Orchestra.
At the core of his character as a conductor, Pablo is extremely passionate about musical dissemination and education and, therefore, seeks to bring music to the community. It also drives the promotion of new musical creation; he enjoys reinvigorating lesser-known or forgotten repertoire and promoting Spanish and Hispanic repertoire.
Pablo Urbina grew up in Pamplona, Spain, where he began studying the French horn. At the age of 8 he studied on scholarship at the Thornton School of Music in the USA and in 2014 he completed his Masters in Music at the Royal College of Music in London.