#Gustavo Gimeno returns to Les Arts with Mahler’s ‘Third’ and Violeta Urmana as soloist.

– The conductor returns to the Mahlerian universe with the solid ensembles of the theatre and the Escolania de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats.

– Les Arts reminds us that there are still 5 percent of tickets available for this concert, which will go on sale on the day of the performance.

Gustavo Gimeno returns to the Palau de les Arts to conduct Gustav Mahler’s ‘Symphony No. 3, in D minor’, with Violeta Urmana as soloist, this Thursday 23rd December at 20.00 h in the Auditori of Palau de les Arts of Valencia.

The current tenured conductor of the Toronto Symphony and the Luxembourg Philharmonic will be reunited with the Cor de la Generalitat (CGV) and the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana (OCV), with one of the most complex, ambitious and extensive works in Mahler’s universe.

Mahler is one of the favourite composers of the public of Les Arts and also of the esteemed Valencian conductor, as he already proved in 2019 with a successful reading of the ‘Symphony No. 9’.

On this occasion, the ensemble of Les Arts will be accompanied by the Escolania de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats and the mezzo-soprano Violeta Urmana, one of the voices most appreciated by Valencian audiences for roles such as Kundry, Medea, Iphigénie, Eboli and Mrs. Quickly, or her celebrated recital with ‘Lieder’ by Schubert and Strauss.

In this sense, Les Arts informs that the Lithuanian performer replaces the Scottish contralto Karen Cargill, who was announced at the beginning of the season and who has cancelled her participation due to illness.

The price of tickets for Gustavo Gimeno’s concert at the Auditori ranges between 30 and 45 euros. Pre-sale is sold out, but there are still 5 percent of tickets available, which can be purchased on the day of the concert through the different channels.


Les Arts és Simfònic’ (The Arts is Symphonic)

Gustavo Gimeno, acclaimed as one of Spain’s most internationally acclaimed conductors, is one of the select list of conductors who will work with the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana throughout the 2021-2022 season.

After the successful incursions of James Gaffigan and Juanjo Mena, the Auditori de Les Arts will soon welcome Josep Pons (February 3rd) with works by Falla and Ravel; James Gaffigan (May 6th), with works by Rodrigo, Ravel and Dvořák, and Mark Elder (June 10th), who will close the cycle ‘Les Arts és Simfònic’ with Stravinski and Strauss at the music stand.

Report by ’24/7 Valencia’ team

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