A alegria de habitarmos a Sala Minas Gerais foi traduzida em obras inéditas de João Guilherme Ripper, Cláudio de Freitas, Oiliam Lanna e André Mehmari
by FABIO MECHETTI *
An orchestra is a living instrument, fed by the traditions of the past, for a wonderful and vast collection of enshrined works that, in his eternal relevance, justifies its existence. An orchestra is also an instrument of creative action that reveals to its audience the vitality and the inexorability of the time being.
As a notorious supporter of today’s music, the Minas Gerais Philharmonic decided to commission new works that symbolize the joy and importance of having, now, a concert hall: the Minas Gerais Hall. Thus, four notorious Brazilian composers, of contrasting aesthetics, were invited to write four pieces that will be premiered in coming concerts.
The first one is João Guilherme Ripper’s Jogos Sinfônicos [Symphonic Games]. Then we have Grande Trio Concertante by Cláudio de Freitas. Later we have Minas, by Oiliam Lanna. A peice of André Mehmari (still untitled, so fresh it is) will end this cycle.
A força da criatividade e o elemento surpresa que toda obra inédita traz aos palcos serão momentos de descoberta, do estar lá pela primeira vez. Àqueles que buscam experiências novas, estendo o meu convite para que presenciem esses concertos tão especiais.
The creativity power and the surprise element that all inedited piece bring to the stage will provoke moments of discovery, of being there for the first time. To those who look for new experiences, I extend my invitation to witness these very special concerts.
Jogos Sinfônicos, by João Guilherme Ripper: July 2nd and 3rd
Grande Trio Concertante, op. 15, by Cláudio de Freitas: July 23rd and 24th
Minas, by Oiliam Lanna: September 17th and 18th
Piece to be announced, by André Mehmari: December 10th and 11th
* Music Director and Principal Conductor of Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra