Josep Caballé Domenech conducts the Youth Philharmonic Fusion of the OFB

For the first time since its creation, the Youth Philharmonic Fusion formed for the interpretation of large-format symphonic repertoire, will be conducted by the artistic director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogotá, maestro Josep Caballé Domenech, in two works of great interpretative demand.

Assuming a new challenge, the young people of the Philharmonic Fusion will have the responsibility to interpret the scores of two great orchestrators, contemporary composers and friends of youth: Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss.

The program begins with the Horn Concerto No.1, Op 11 by Strauss with William VerMeulen in the solo part. Maestro VerMeulen has been the first member of the Houston Symphony Orchestra since 1990 and is considered one of the best American instructors in the instrument. The majority of its students have won auditions to perform with leading symphony orchestras from the United States and the world. In 1985, President Reagan granted recognition to excellence for his work as a teacher.

Later, Symphony No. 1 will be heard on D major “Titan” by Mahler. “A subtle and delicate work that invites concentration on the details that, precisely because of this, stand out”, explains Rozental.

The Youth Philharmonic Fusion is made up of three of the youth orchestras of the OFB: the Youth Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and the Youth Philharmonic Band.

The concerts with the Philharmonic Fusion will take place at the Fabio Lozano Auditorium, on Thursday, May 31, 7:30 pm and the León de Greiff Auditorium, on Saturday, June 2, 4 p.m.

More information: Filarmónica de Bogotá