We already know the programming of the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra for the season, which is divided into five main sections: the thirty-first Subscription Season , the ninth Cycle The Philharmonic Facing the Sea , the fourteenth Cycle of Chamber Concerts , the program of Encounters of the Fifth Promotion of the Young Baroque Orchestra of Andalusia and the third Cycle of the Mornings of the Museum of Malaga , in addition to several extraordinary concerts and participation in the opera season of the Cervantes theaters in Malaga and Villamarta in Jerez de la Frontera, a total of more than seventy performances planned throughout the next season.
All these concerts and performances will mean a trip to very different sound and artistic worlds . With a balance between works by authors such as Haendel, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Berlioz, Dvorak, Grieg, Bruckner, Mendelssohn, Puccini, Schubert, Smetana, Shostakovich or Brahms, along with more unusual composers such as Jenkins or Nielsen. Andalusian and Spanish music will be represented by Falla, Marques, Breton, Rodrigo or Garcia Abril.
Once again this year, the Cervantes Theater will be the stage for the fifteen programs that make up the thirty-first Subscription Season, which will begin with Berlioz’s glorious Fantastic Symphony and will conclude with two jewels of Spanish lyrical music, La Verbena de la Paloma and The Lucerne Clock.
For this Subscription Season there will be on the podium, in addition to the teacher José María Moreno,the new head and artistic director of the OFM, who will do so eight times, with the presence of prestigious guest directors such as Charles Olivieri-Munroe, Christoph Koning, Nicholas Milton, Anna Rakitina, José Serebrier and Arturo Diez Boscovich together with the former head of the Manuel Hernandez Silva orchestra. All of them excellent batons that will contribute decisively to brighten the season and attract the public. In addition, internationally renowned soloists will participate in this season, such as the violinist Leticia Moreno, the cellist Tilman Mahrenholz (OFM soloist), the pianists J. Pérez Floristan, Ryutaro Suzuki and Nikolai Demidenko, the flutist Pilar Constancio, the clarinetist Sabine Meyer and guitarist JM Gallardo del Rey.
In the vocal part, there will be the Malaga Opera Choir directed by Salvador Vázquez, the Carmina Nova Choir directed by Michele Paccagnella, the singer Rocio Bazan, the sopranos Raquel Lojendio, Monica Campana, the mezzo-sopranos Marina Pinchuk and Cristina Faus, the tenors Luis Pacetti, Eduardo Aladren and José Manuel Sánchez among other outstanding performers.
Edgar Neville Auditorium
The ninth Cycle The Philharmonic Facing the Sea will take place at the Edgar Neville Auditorium from September to May, with six programs that include works by great masters from the Spanish and world scene. The cycle will begin with works by Beethoven and will include, among other authors, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Haydn, the Spanish Juan Crisostomo Arriaga and Joaquín Rodrigo, and will end with the Fourth Symphony by R. Schumann. The six programs will be directed by outstanding young teachers from the current baton squad: Andrés Salado, José Luis López Antón, Salvador Vázquez, José Guillermo Toro Hincapie, Aaron Zapico and Jaume Santonja. In addition, prestigious soloists will perform throughout the cycle, such as the pianists from Malaga Antonio Ortiz and Tito García González, the cellist Gabriel Urena, the violinist Jesús Reina and the guitarist Javier García Moreno.
Auditorium of the Picasso Museum Malaga
The Museo Picasso Málaga Auditorium will be the setting for the OFM’s fourteenth Cycle of Chamber Concerts with nine programs that will take place from October to June. The cycle will begin with a concert with a flamenco air by the Trío Arbos and Rafael de Utrera and will continue with a varied program that includes early music, jazz, and great composers of the world repertoire such as Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Haydn, Messiaen, Schubert, Faure, Debussy and Chausson.
The fifth class of the Andalusian Baroque Youth Orchestra will hold three meetings in September, December and July. The young performers will work with genuinely baroque works by Vivaldi and Haendel, among others. All this under the direction of teachers Barry Sargent and Michael Thomas.
The Museum of Malaga, from September to August, on Sundays at noon, will host the third Cycle of the Mornings of the Museum of Malaga. With a very varied program, designed for that time and type of audience, by the Al-Nair Quintet, Trio Vandalia, Giralda Brass, Marizapalos, Brassarquía, Trio González-Díaz-Martín, In Modo Antiquo, Sinoidal Ensemble, Orfeón Universitario de Málaga, Guillermo Ramírez Ortega / Carla Román Vázquez, Maestro Iribarren Music Chapel and Elemma Trio. This cycle represents an excellent collaboration between two leading cultural institutions in our city, the OFM and the Museum of Malaga, which comes to give a special musical content to those Sunday mornings.
The mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre Prados ; the general secretary of Cultural Innovation and Museums of the Junta de Andalucía, Mar Sánchez Estrella ; the councilor-delegate of the Department of Culture and Sports of the Malaga City Council, Noelia Losada Moreno and the titular and artistic director of the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra, José María Moreno.