The Consul of Mexico in Barcelona, Claudia Pavlovich, presided over the event, which included the premiere of a work by Carlo Constantini, a student of the Master’s in Applied Composition, performed by an Instrumental Ensemble from the Liceu Conservatory.
On May 11, the 45th anniversary of the return of Mexican diplomacy to Catalonia was celebrated at the Consulate of Mexico in Barcelona, after it suspended all its activities in opposition to the Franco’s regime. During that absence, Mexico continued to express its condemnation of the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, in solidarity with the Republic and those who suffered reprisals.
The student of the Master of Applied Composition of the Liceu Conservatory Carlo Constantini, originally from Jalisco, presented in this act the work Tiempo detenido, composed expressly for the occasion and inspired by the clock that symbolically will have to stop automatically. forced when the Franco regime forced the legation to interrupt its activities. Constantini personally directed the Instrumental Ensemble of the Liceu Conservatory, made up of highly talented students, while involving the audience in music.
The event was attended by Enid Negrete, Director of the Arte Contra Violencia Foundation, the consuls of other Latin American countries and the Ukrainian consul, as well as representatives of the country’s associative and cultural fabric, including the director of the Filmoteca de Catalunya, Esteve Riambau, or the General Director of the Conservatori Liceu Foundation, María Serrat.
This celebration, in which the Fundación Conservatori Liceu wanted to take an active part, is part of the close relationship that the Conservatory has maintained with Latin America for more than 20 years, and in the current context. 91 collaboration agreements with Conservatories, Universities and Cultural Organizations from nine countries, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, Cuba, Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Brazil. Thanks to the programs developed from the agreements with these institutions, 1,380 young musicians from Latin America have studied at the Liceu Conservatory.