A Tale of Two Countries

Saturday 9 October 2010

With Orquesta de cuerdas española (Spanish String Orchestra) and conducted by renowned Italian Maestro Massimo Paris

Orquesta de cuerdas española (Spanish String Orchestra)La tradición camerística Italiana al servicio de la música española de todos los tiempos

Tickets 20 Euro available from The Model at 071 9141405
Students 10 Euro at the door only
Concert will be followed by a meet the artists wine reception


Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) – Concerto in A minor for 2 violins and strings, RV 522 L’Estro Armonico
Ian Wilson (b.1964) – An tIarthar
Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto for viola d’amore in D minor, RV 394
Enric Morera (1865-1942) – Andante Religioso for string orchestra
Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909) – Asturias (Leyenda), Cantos de España, Op. 232 No. 1, Córdoba (Andantino), Cantos de España, Op. 232 No. 4, Felip Pedrell (1841-1922) Gallarda for string orchestra, Isaac Albéniz Rumores de la Caleta (Malagueñas), Recuerdos de Viaje, Op. 71 No. 6, Sevilla (Sevillanas), Suite Española, Op. 47 No. 3

Founded in 1996, this brilliant string ensemble is conducted by the renowned Italian Maestro Massimo Paris. It comprises 6 violins, 3 violas, 2 cellos, a double bass and a harpsichord.

Concerto Málaga’s programme contrasts the Baroque Italianate lyricism and drive of Vivaldi with a selection of fin de siècle Spanish works by three composers who are connected through acquaintance and pedagogy and who helped establish a  national style.

Ian Wilson’s new piece was inspired by conversations with members of the Donegal Chamber Orchestra which reflect their passion for music and the orchestra itself.

The DCO is directed by two members of Concerto Málaga.
Maestro Paris graduated in viola, composition and conducting at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome. He has
performed as viola and viola d’amore soloist at La Scala in Milan, the Carnegie and Avery Fisher halls in New York, Berlin’s Philharmonie, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, and the Sydney Opera House. He was a member of the Virtuosi di Roma and since 1978 has been viola soloist for the renowned ensemble I Musici. Massimo Paris plays a 17th-century Bohemian School viola d’amore.

Click here to read Massimo Paris’ biography
Click here to read Concerto Malaga’s biography

Part-sponsored by Declan and Carol Gallagher