The British Council School Ensemble is an orchestra formed by school students, teachers from the Music21 programme, and alumni who get together to enjoy musical expression. Their repertoire includes from baroque and classical pieces to popular and current ones. The school is committed to musical development, not only for the artistic results that are gained through learning, but also for the values that are acquired through teamworking, which include loyalty, challenge, flexibility, resilience, and care for one another. The British Council School is a bicultural School which contributes to the British Council’s global mission of promoting British culture and its language, as well as building connections with cultures from all around the world.
The concert program A journey through European music from the Baroque to the present day is as follows:
- Concerto for viola and orchestra, 1st and 2nd movement. G. Ph. Telemann.
Soloist Sefa Lafarga
- Concerto No. 2 for oboe and orchestra, 1st movement. A. Marcello,
Soloist: Alvaro Vaquero
- Hymn to Joy. L.V. Beethoven
- Andante for saxophone and orchestra. Raphael Villanueva.
Soloist Pablo Castaño
- Carmen Fantasy. G. Bizet
- Timelapse. M. Nyman
- Eleanor Rigby. The Beatles. Arr. R. Villanueva.
- Pirates of the Caribbean. K. Badelt
- Burn. Deep Purple
With an extensive career as a member of the National English Opera (ENO) and the Welsh Opera House, tenor Marc Le Broq marks his presence at Hay Festival Segovia 2023. With a repertoire ranging from Cavalli, Debussy, Wagner, Puccini, Strauss, Verdi and much more, with outstanding appearances at the most important festivals in the world (Salzburg, Grimeborn, Southwell) and records recorded with the best publishers and most relevant music entities, Lebroq will engage in a conversation with journalist Irene Hernández Velasco about his career as a tenor and the problems that beset the world of opera today.
Event in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish
Marisa Manchado is a renowned composer and pianist, as well as a teacher, and researcher, she has also been an important voice on topics such as women in music. She has held top positions in cultural management, such as the Deputy General of Music and Dance at the INAEM - Ministry of Culture. Manchado is a figure who embraces all the themes of music, women, feminism and even technology, as one of the most striking aspects about her is her interest in the synthesis of music and electronics. She now faces an exciting, perhaps daunting, challenge: in September she will begin rehearsals for her opera La Regenta, based on the novel of the same name by Leopoldo Alas Clarín and with a libretto by Amelia Valcárcel. It will premiere in October, in a joint production by the Teatro Real and the Teatro Español.
Manchado will talk about her work and career with Charo Izquierdo. Journalist, independent advisor and business consultant, she is editorial advisor to El Español, for its women's section, MagasIn, and its sustainability section, Enclave ODS. She has published the books Puta no soy, Socorro, soy abuela, ¿Soy yo o es que aquí hace mucho calor? (written together with Laura Ruiz de Galarreta) and Fashion ® Evolution.
Event in Spanish