Autumn Classical Concert announced
Saulo Guerra on Clarinet, Conductor Gérard Korsten, and the European Sinfonietta will perform at this year’s Classical Concert.
The concert forms part of the Gibraltar Cultural Services Autumn Programme, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture and is organised by the Gibraltar Philharmonic Society.
The concert will be held on Monday, October 18 at St Michael’s Cave at 8pm.
The Gibraltar Philharmonic Society, who organises this concert on behalf of the Gibraltar
The programme includes G Rossini: II barbiere di Siviglia – Overture, C.Weber: Clarinet Concerto No 1, in F minor, Op 73 and L.Beethoven: Symphony No 5, Op 67.
"I am delighted that eminent conductor Gérard Korsten and Clarinettist Saulo Guerra together with the European Sinfonietta will open our 2021/2022 season of concerts with such a magnificent programme and in the unique venue of St Michael’s Cave,” Maestro Karel Mark Chichon, Artistic Director of the Gibraltar Philharmonic Society, said.
“I cannot think of a better way to celebrate the first of our full orchestral concerts since the Covid restrictions began in March 2020. Music is food for the soul and The Gibraltar Philharmonic Society, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, is more committed than ever to bringing world-class artists to Gibraltar and making classical music accessible to everyone.”
The Minister for Culture John Cortes added he is please Gibraltar can again enjoy classical music on stage.
“I am so pleased that we are once again able to enjoy live classical music on stage, and in this natural auditorium in the heart of the Nature Reserve,” he said.
“I thank the Philharmonic Society, and in particular James Lasry, for their excellent work in keeping classical music alive in Gibraltar over the years, and in particular through the pandemic.”
A limited number of tickets priced at £10 for Senior Citizens and students will be available from the John Mackintosh Hall Reception at 308 Main Street. Tickets price include a return shuttle service from the Public Market and opposite the Cable Car as from 18.30pm.
On arrival at the Concert the following will be required together with a ticket: proof of full vaccination prior to the event, in the case of 16 to 18 year olds proof of having received the one dose will suffice or a Covid-19 rapid negative test on the same day of the event. The result must be presented to the organiser at front of house.
Further information can be obtained from the Society on telephone no. 200 72134 or via: www.philharmonic.gi