The Orquestra Sinfónica Juvenil (OSJ) returns to Teatro São Luiz with a tribute concert to Christopher Bochmann, its titular maestro since 1984. The programme includes the world premiere of a composition by Bochmann, who is also conducting the OSJ this evening, the premiere of works based on the name Christopher Bochmann by Carlos Caires, Carlos Marecos, Sérgio Azevedo, Pedro Amaral and Robert Saxton, and also compositions by Luigi Cherubini, Anton Webern and Hector Berlioz. With a wide range of works for almost all genres and numerous arrangements and orchestrations, Bochmann lives and works in Lisbon since 1980, has conducted the OSJ in hundreds of concerts and recorded four CDs with his works.
Over the last decades, the OSJ has trained many orchestral instrumentalists, introduced many young soloists to the public and taken its action in support of musical culture throughout the country. It is therefore recognised as a fundamental institution in our musical-pedagogical panorama, being the only youth symphony orchestra with permanent activity, playing a pivotal role in the training of musicians, in a perspective of high-level improvement and professionalisation.
Concerto de Homenagem a Christopher Bochmann
CHERUBINI, Luigi Abertura “Uma Hospedaria Portuguesa”
(1760 – 7842)
WEBERN, Anton Quatro Peças Op. 7 (Orqu. Christopher Bochmann)
(1883 – 1945)
CAIRES, Carlos Nove
MARECOS, Carlos CB
AZEVEDO, Sérgio Chipping Norton 1950
AMARAL, Pedro Hommage
SAXTON, Robert Little Chorale
BOCHMANN, Christopher Aphorisms (eleven miniatures for small orchestra)
(1950) (Estreia Mundial)
BERLIOZ, Hector Abertura “Béatrice et Bénédict”
(1803 – 1869)