On Saturday, 1st May, the Orihuela Symphony Orchestra (OSO) will perform a free concert in tribute to the poet Miguel Hernández on the esplanade of Playa Flamenca, in Orihuela Costa. This concert is part of the activities organised by the Department of Culture, headed by Councillor Mar Ezcurra, as part of the Hernandiana Spring programme.
“This concert will feature a total of 20 musicians on stage who will perform a program designed to evoke moments in the life of the Oriolano poet”, said Mar Ezcurra, who also explained that “during the concert there will be readings of the poems` Vientos del Pueblo ´, `Elegía´,` Niño Yuntero´ and `Nanas de la onion´, narrated by Emilio Pastor and Natalia Rodriguez”.
The concert prepared by the Orihuela Symphony Orchestra will feature works by Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Holst, Ricard Meyer and Kalinnikov. Likewise, the play ‘Evocación’ written by the director of the OSO, Antonio Pujol, and dedicated to Miguel Hernández, will be premiered.
The Director said: “Drama, uncertainty, agony but also tenderness and joy will be very present in this concert that we as staging outdoors in Orihuela Costa.”
The concert will begin at 7:00pm but organisers are advising people to go a little earlier since there will be a strict control of capacity to guarantee compliance with each one of the sanitary measures currently in place due to the covid pandemic.
“It is a unique occasion to be able to enjoy the Orihuela Symphony Orchestra in a concert as emotional as the one they have prepared in memory and tribute to Miguel Hernández. Furthermore, it is the first time that this wonderful orchestra will perform outdoors and in a place with as much charm as the esplanade of Playa Flamenca in Orihuela Costa,” added Mar Ezcurra, Councillor for Culture.
This concert was originally scheduled to take place on Saturday 17th April but due to forecasts of inclement weather the decision was made to postpone it.