António Rosado with the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra in Madrid

The pianist António Rosado works with the Lisboa Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra (OSML), under the direction of maestro Pedro Amaral, on Friday in Madrid.

At the National Auditorium of Music in Madrid, António Rosado, accompanied by the OSML, will interpret “Nights in the Gardens of Spain” by Manuel de Falla.

OSM also performs in this concert the original version of Igor Stravinsky’s “Petrushka”, dated 1911. The second part is completed by the Spanish Television Radio Orchestra under the direction of Miguel Ángel Gómez-Martínez, who plays “Paradísos Artificial “, by Luis de Freitas Branco, and” Quadros de un Exposição “, by Modest Mussorgsky, second orchestration by Maurice Ravel.

This concert in the Spanish capital is held under the exchange protocol signed by the two orchestras in June last year and renewed on June 9 last.

This protocol materializes, among other initiatives, in the exchange of concerts between the two: on February 16, violinist Ana Pereira from Metropolitana played with the RTVE Symphony Orchestra in Madrid and in September of last year, violinist Miguel Borrego of the RTVE Symphony performed at the inaugural concert of the 2017/2018 season of Metropolitana in Lisbon.

On the renewal of the protocol, António Mega Ferreira, the executive director of the managing entity of the Metropolitan, Music and Education Association (AMEC), stated that “in the first year of validity, the protocol served to test modalities of collaboration, which went through the exchange of concerts of the two orchestras, and through cross-performances of chamber music groups in Madrid and Lisbon. ”

After performing in Madrid, the OSML, under the baton of Pedro Neves, and the pianist António Rosado perform on Sunday at 5:00 pm in the large auditorium of the Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisbon,

The Lisbon program consists of “Capricho Espanhol” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, “Noches en los Jardines de España” by Manuel de Falla, and by the original 1911 version of “Petrushka” by Igor Stravinsky.

Last July, the artistic director of the Sintra Festival, Gabriela Canavilhas, referred to António Rosado as “the greatest Portuguese pianist of the day”.

The pianist premiered in Portugal, among other plays, the Enescu Sonatas and Paraphrases de Liszt, and was the first Portuguese pianist to perform the integrals of the Preludes and also the Studies of Claude Debussy. Rosado also made the integral of Mozart’s sonatas.

His stage debut came at the age of four. He began his musical studies with his father and continued at the National Conservatory of Music in Lisbon, where he finished the Advanced Piano Course with 20 values.

In 1980, it premiered in concert with Orchester National de Toulouse under the direction of Michel Plasson.

About António Rosado, the French magazine Diapason said that he is an “interpreter who dominates what he does” and “has both emotion and poetry, as well as colour and good taste.”

The pianist has performed regularly in both national and cross-border ensembles.

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