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The QUEEN Symphony, Gran Canaria Wind Orchestra, Coro OFGC

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THE QUEEN SYMPHONY, de Tolga Kashiff
Domingo 15 abril, 12:30 horas, Auditorio Alfredo Kraus.
La GCWO (Gran Canaria Wind Orchestra) interpreta junto al Coro de la Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria y el coro infantil OFGC la música más conocida de la famosa banda de rock QUEEN, en versión sinfónica. Todo un éxito y estreno absoluto en Canarias. Dirige el maestro Luis Garcia Santana.Piano solista : Oliver Curbelo, violín solista : Preslav Ganev · Violonchelo solista :Marisa Roda
Auditorio y MG TICKETS, precio 15 euros
70 minutos sin descanso.


I Movimiento Adagio Misterioso – Allegro con Brío – Maestoso –
Misterioso – Allegro. “Radio Gaga”, "Show must go on," "One world, one vision", "I was born to love you"

II Movimiento Allegretto – Allegro Scherzando – Tranquillo
"Love of my life" ,"Another one bites the dust" , "Killer Queen"
Piano solista : Oliver Curbelo

III Movimiento. Adagio. "Who wants to live forever".
violín solista : Preslav Ganev · Violonchelo solista :Marisa Roda

IV Movimiento Allegro Vivo – Moderato Cantabile – Cadencia – A Tempo Primo. "I want to ride my bicycle". Piano solista : Oliver Curbelo

V Movimiento Andante Doloroso – Allegretto – Alla Marza – Moderato Risoluto –Pastorale – Maestoso. "Bohemian Rhapsody", "We will rock you", "We are the Champions","Who wants to live forever".

VI Movimiento. Andante Sostenuto, "Who wants to live forever".

Kashif spent two years composing the Queen Symphony. He conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in its debut on Wednesday 6 November 2002. It was performed in the Royal Festival Hall and broadcast on ABC TV to a wide European audience. That night, it received a standing ovation from over two thousand people. This concert was attended by Jer Bulsara (Freddie Mercury's mother), drummer Roger Taylor and guitarist Brian May. They "very much enjoyed it" and they said it was "very moving indeed". Queen Symphony was nominated Album of the Year in the 2003 Classical Brit Awards. In 2003 Kashif directed the Northern Sinfonia in UK tours with Lesley Garrett. He conducted the Turkish première of Queen Symphony at the International Izmir Festival. He also directed the piece in Australia in two sold-out performances at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. These were broadcast on ABC Classic FM. He also conducted a UK tour in 2007.

In 1974, Freddie Mercury said that he would "like people to put their own interpretation" on his own songs, and Kashif did just that. It is a work comprising six movements - Adagio Misterioso, Allegretto, Adagio, Allegro Vivo, Andante Doloroso and Andante Sostenuto. It is based on around a dozen well-known melodies from the rock band Queen. These include "Bohemian Rhapsody", "We Will Rock You", "We Are the Champions" and "Who Wants to Live Forever", the latter including a performance by Nicola Loud. Some critics have compared the overall effect with the work of John Williams, notably his Star Wars score. Others have considered the choral elements of the Queen Symphony to be a nod to the rock band's own lavish tendencies, in addition to Kashif's spell as musical director of the London Amadeus Choir. The piece has been performed regularly and in 2004 received US and Dutch premières.

Please see Tolga Kashif's Wiki page @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tolga_Kashif

Please see Tolga Kashif's official website @ http://tolgakashif.com/

The movements and inspirations of the Queen Symphony are as follows:

Movement I - Adagio Misterioso - Allegro Con Brio - Maestoso - Misterioso - Allegro (10:33)
Radio Ga Ga, The Show Must Go On, One Vision, I Was Born To Love You

Movement II - Allegretto - Allegro Scherzando - Tranquillo (7:31)
Love Of My Life, Another One Bites The Dust, Killer Queen

Movement III - Adagio (7:13)
Who Wants To Live Forever, Save Me

Movement IV - Allegro Vivo - Moderato Cantabile - Cadenza - A Tempo Primo (9:48)
Bicycle Race, Save Me

Movement V - Andante Doloroso - Allegretto - Alla Marcia - Moderato Risoluto - Pastorale - Maestoso (12:54)
Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, Who Wants To Live Forever
This segues into Movement VI.

Please see more @ http://www.ultimatequeen.co.uk/related/the-queen-symphony.htm

In preparing an album of classical music based on rock songs, a measure of the project's success depends on how compatible the music is to the classical milieu. Past collections that have recast into classical styles such groups as the Beatles and the Police turned out well in part because these groups had a little "classical" in them. Perhaps an album "classicizing" AC/DC would not be as successful; a project involving similar treatments of music by the Rolling Stones proved so weak it provided fuel for an argument against the validity of this entire genre. Queen, on the other hand, probably had more "classical" in it than any other major British rock group. Queen was also able to creatively absorb in its magnum opus Bohemian Rhapsody influences drawn from the most un-rock like classical form of them all: opera. Composer Tolga Kashif has embarked with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on a quest to bring Queen's music into a wholly classical realm and The Queen Symphony is an entirely satisfactory result. Rather than realizing direct treatments of specific Queen songs, Kashif has remodeled several related numbers into six movements making up a "symphony." In approach, it bears a distant resemblance to the symphony that Philip Glass fashioned out of the second side of David Bowie and Brian Eno's Low, but it is far more dramatic and themes change over a bit more rapidly. There is also a full chorus, which results in some "Hollywood"-type scoring that may be a bit over the top for some. Nonetheless, The Queen Symphony is excellently well done; beautifully recorded; and has an attractive, well-annotated package that includes a late, formal studio shot of Queen.

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