On the occasion of the new season the Melómano Magazine, interviews Carlos Checa and asks the readers a question. What do you want to know about JOSB?
We invite you to the closing concert of the IV Season of the Barcelona Youth Symphony Orchestra, on June 16 , at 7 pm , conducted by Francesc Prat .
The concert is free and the program includes masterpieces of music such as the Mendelssohn Opening “The Hebrides”, the symphony No. 10, or the Symphony no. 4 by Franz Schubert.
Francesc Prat regularly collaborates with the Basel Symphony Orchestra, the RTV Symphony in Slovenia and the BCN216 as well as being the principal music director of the Chamber Orchestra of Menorca Island and the Ö! Ensemble für Neue Musik. He also works with Basel Sinfonietta, the Nederlands Kamerorkest, the Madrid Symphony Orchestra, the Essener Philarmoniker, the National Classical Orchestra of Andorra (ONCA), the Royal Philharmonia of Galicia, or with ensembles like the Phoenix Basel Ensemble or the Collegium Vocale Gent.
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Carlos Checa conducts on May the Jove Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona.
The programe includes the symphony No. 38 “Prague” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and “El Amor Brujo” by Manuel de Falla, which will complate with the young solo singer Laura Marchal.
Two concerts will be performed; the first on sunday 12 of may , to the Center Civic “La Sedeta”, and the second the day 13, at 20h to the Auditori de Barcelona, this concert is to the benefit of the Foundation “Mans a les Mans”, foundation that raises against the infantile poverty to the city of Barcelona. Tikets on www.auditori.cat
Venezuelan conductor Joshua Dos Santos returns to Barcelona to conduct the Jove Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona on Sunday, March 24, and thus offer a concert to Maestro Abreu’s memory, just on the date that marks the first anniversary of the death of which was Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts in 2008 for being the founder of “El Sistema”, the musical movement that revolutionized the country for more than 40 years and that has influenced the whole world thanks to the spirit of building bridges and unite cultures through music.
It is an honor for JOSB to once again receive the prestigious baton of the famous Venezuelan conductor, which will be the third time he will lead the orchestra as guest conductor. On this occasion, the Second Symphony in C minor by Tchaikovsky and the Danzón nº 2 by Arturo will be performed. Márquez.
The concert is offered by JOSB free of charge thanks to all the sponsors and collaborators, and will be held at the Auditori Eduard Toldrà of the CMMB at 6:30 p.m.
Carlos Checa conducts the Jove Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona at the Auditori on February 3, at 6:00 p.m, to offer a solidary concert for the “Caravana Musical por la Paz” with works by Wagner and Bruckner.
Wagner: Siegfried’s funeral march
Bruckner: Adagio- Symphony No. 7 in E major
In this concert the artist Cèlia Vila also participates in the beginning.
Tickets from € 10 on the Auditori website: www.auditori.cat-JOSB /
On November 26, the JOSB returns to the Paraninfo of the University of Barcelona conducted by Virginia Martinez and the young pianist Charlotte Couloud a program where the protagonist will be Beethoven.
With Beethoven’s famous seventh symphony and Concerto No. 4 for piano and orchestra, Virginia Martínez, one of the most recognized orchestra conductors of her generation, debuts with JOSB with the young pianist who won the International Piano Awards BPA 2017, the French pianist Charlotte Couloud.
It has been since 2012 the music and artistic director of the Murcia Symphony Orchestra. He has conducted with great success the Pablo Sarasate Orquestas, the Valencia Orchestra, the Vallés Symphony Orchestra, the Orquesta Ibérica, the Orquesta Barcelona 216, the Orquesta Ciudad de Barcelona and the National de Catalunya, the Symphony of the Principality of Asturias, the Orchestra of Granada, the Orchestra of Córdoba, the Wiener Kammerorchester and the National Orchestra of Santo Domingo, where he collaborates with Philippe Entremont, has also been the Music director of the Youth Orchestra of the Region of Murcia.
JOVE ORQUESTRA SIMFÒNICA DE BARCELONA
Charlotte Coulaud, piano
Virginia Martinez , guess conductor
November 26th – 8pm
Paraninfo of the University of the UB
( Free entrance )
The Jove Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona with Carlos Checa starts the IV Season with the first concert tour.
The JOSB has been invited and will hold its first Tour on 12, 13, 14 and 21 October. The first concert is on lands of Salamanca, it will be on the 12th at 7:00 p.m. at the Santa María La Blanca Church in Fuenterroble de Salvatierra, on the 13th, thanks to the invitation of the Regional Ministry of Tourism of Extremadura, will offer a concert in Plasencia, in the new Palacio de Congresos. On the 14th the orchestra inaugurates the concert season of the Musical Association of Reus at the Teatre Fortuny, and the last concert, on Sunday, October 21, JOSB returns to the Palau de la Música Catalana, offering a solidary concert for the benefit of the AFAB (Alzheimer’s Association of Barcelona).
Suite nº2 Carmen,George Bizet
Symphony n°.5 en E minor, Op. 64 Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky
Michael Thomas conduct’s the JOSB to concloud the III Season, with works by Mozart, Schubert and Smetana and the participation of the soloist of bassoon Pablo Villa( musician of the JOSB)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concert for bassoon and orchestra
Unfinished Symphony F. Schubert.
“The Moldava” Smetana
Auditorium Eduard Toldrà 19h
c/Bruc 112, Barcelona
IV SEASON 2018-2019
Auditions for the fourth season 18/19, with at least six different symphonic programs, as well as concerts in the Auditorium of Barcelona, Palau de la Música Catalana among others, and also the first Tour of the JOSB next October.
- Students of all nationalities can apply to take part in the JOSB.
- Students must be aged from 16.
- Students must study upper intermediate or advanced level of instrument
Applicants must complete and submit the application formonline including:
- Personal details
- Brief CV specifying level and qualifications*
- Excerpt to be interpreted when auditioning
Auditions will be held in La Sedeta, C/ Sicília 321, Barcelona view mapa
After submitting the online application form, applicants will be sent an email with their scheduled audition date and time. On audition day they must present:
- Copy of Census certificate and certificate of residence or DNI.
- Copy of audition excerpt of your own choosing
Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of level, musicianship, tone quality, intonation, rhythmic accuracy and expressiveness, according to applicants’ age. Auditions will consist of two parts. In the first part applicants will be asked to interpret their chosen audition excerpt (concert, sonata, etc.) and it will last a maximum of 10 minutes.In the second part applicants will be asked to sight read.Those participants to perform their audition without piano accompaniment.
Within a week after auditions are finished, applicants will be notified of their application results via email. Successful applicants (including those aged 26) will be granted a two-year position in the JOSB.
Membership requires a six-monthly fee of 250 € every year.(July-January)
The Trombone, the Tuba and the Percussion have a reduced half-yearly rate in JOSB).
Unsuccessful candidates may be contacted for future openings and they will be included in the instrumental bag of the Orchestra.
JUNE 2018, days 15th, 16th and 17th.