The Llobet Competition, the Embassy of Chile in Spain and the Conservatori Liceu Foundation present a tribute concert to the history of Chile, and also a call for reflection on the importance of democracy and human rights around the world. Music, as a universal language, reminds us of the need to unite in the defense of these fundamental values and to preserve the rich cultural heritage of Latin America.
The centerpiece of the concert will be the work “Sinfonía Democrática” by the outstanding Chilean composer Nino García. This work for octet, violin, viola, oboe, bassoon, double bass, guitar, piano and percussion will be performed by the Chilean guitarist Romilio Orellana and the students of the Liceu Conservatory. This composition is not only a musical piece, but a living testimony that narrates the history of Chile musically from the years before the military coup to the social processes that followed. Each movement of the symphony is a chapter in the history of the struggle for democracy and human rights in Chile.
“Sinfonía Democrática” not only celebrates the memory of iconic figures such as Violeta Parra and Víctor Jara, but also pays tribute to committed musicians such as Jorge Peña Henn, founder of youth orchestras in Chile and victim of human rights violations. The “Oración” movement of the work is dedicated to his memory, highlighting his legacy in music and education.
The concert will allow us to appreciate the Latin American musical heritage through the compositions of Agustín Barrios and Antonio Lauro. Their works, such as “La Catedral”, “Carora,” “El Negrito,” and “Vals no. 3,” are testimonies to the richness and cultural diversity of Latin America. The guitar, as the central instrument in these compositions, connects us with the musical tradition of the region and its role in Latin American identity.
JUAN ANTONIO SÁNCHEZ
Tonada por Despedida
Maldigo del alto cielo (arr. Juan Antonio Sánchez)
La Partida (arr. Juan Antonio Sánchez)
Tonada Fantasía n°2
“MANGORÉ” La Catedral
I. Preludio (Saudade)
II. Andante religioso
III. Allegro solemne
Como llora una estrella
II. Más Temprano que tarde
Romilio Orellana, guitar
Ensemble Conservatori Liceu (Carla Obach, directora)
Israel Román Solis, oboe
Lucía Ferrer, baritone sax
Víctor Diaz, piano
Jorge Bosch, percussion
Claudio Andrés Ordoñez, violin
Eduard Moya Crespín, viola
Diego Enrique Achahuanco, double bass