THE Granada City Orchestra (OCG) delighted residents in Almuñécar last weekend with a captivating concert of great symphonic works.
Performing on stage at the Auditorium of the House of Culture, the concert was made possible through an agreement between the Board of Andalucía and Almuñécar’s Department of Culture.
Here, the renowned orchestra played three exquisite symphonic works under the direction of concertmaster Barry Sargent, an acclaimed violinist who also leads as Director and Founder of the Seville Baroque Orchestra and as the Artistic Director of the Mallorca Baroque Orchestra.
The performance began with an interpretation of Symphony No. 29 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a stunning work of music created by the great composer in 1774. This was followed by Symphony No. 6, by Luigi Bocherinni, the noted Italian composer and cellist. The finishing touch of the concert was a performance of Symphony No. 44, by Franz Joseph Haydn, a famous composer who is remembered for his symphonic music, honoured by historian musicians.
In addition to showcasing their remarkable talent, the musicians from OCG made a subtle statement wearing a single red bow. This was to mark the cut in financing that has been imposed on the orchestra.