The renowned band music publishing house Molenaar Editions (The Netherlands) has just published a new Cd recording titled “Back to Normandy” that includes the European Overture by Javier Pérez Garrido. The Portuguese Air Force Band conducted by Lt. Col. Elio Luis Salsinha Murcho have been the performers of this emblematic recording for celebrating the 75 anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy.
The Didsbury High School Symphonic Winds under the musical direction of Kirk Wassmer will perform for the first time in Canada the composition A trip to Spaincomposed by Javier Pérez Garrido. This easy concert band suite describes the most representative Spanish cities (Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville and Granada) and was worldwide premiered during their Spanish tour, 2015.
The Christ’s church Academy Band under the direction of recogniced Mr. Lee Ponder -recently selected for the Florida Band Directors Hall of Fame- will be performing for the very first time in America the composition for solo tenor saxophone and band Urban Concert Op.60 by Pérez Garrido. Furthermore, the concert will have the world premiere of the last band work by Javier entitled "Fandango in Florida!". Pérez Garrido will travel to the US to stay with the band during this exciting event that will be held next May 11th 2020.
The Didsbury High School Symphonic Windsfrom Canada under the direction of Kirk Wassmer will have a concert tour in Spain next April. Due to the reason that the band wanted to premiere a Spanish composition they decided to commission composer Javier Pérez Garrido to write a new piece for this special ocassion. Thanks to this cooperation project A trip to Spainwas born at the end of 2014. This symphonic composition for concert band is divided into five little movements dedicated to the cities where the Didsburywill be in such as Madrid, Seville, Granada, Valencia and Barcelona. Their first concert will be at Teatro Auditorio "Federico García Lorca"in Madrid (April 16th, 20.00pm) and Javier Pérez Garrido has been invited to conduct the first public performance of his new band work.
An Irish dream will be played by Banda Sinfónica de la Societat Instructiva Unió Musical de Montserrat, Valencia and Manuel Godoy.
The concert is going to be at the worldwide known Palau de la Música in Valencia, Spain (July 27th, 11:30 a.m.).
The Sociedad Unión Musical “Santa Cecilia” from Caudete (Albacete) will be conducted by Javier Pérez Garrido at the end of March. The concert which is being rehearsed since January will be performed in Caudete's Municipal Auditorium (March 29th, 7:00 p.m.). The compositions will be: Children's March by Percy Grainger, Olympica by Jan Van der Roost, Cloudburst by Eric Whitacre and the premiere of Anniversary Overture and Beethoven is dancing Salsa! both of them composed by Javier Pérez Garrido.
The Banda Sinfónica Municipal from Alicante has celebrated their 100th birthday with an unforgettable concert in the same place where they played for the very first time in 1912. Lots of people could enjoy the first performance of the concert band composition "Fanfarria, Op.50" by Javier Pérez Garrido, a piece commissioned for this occasion.
José Chafer has started a great Cd recording in Murcia this week. Manu Mellaerts, Slawomir Cichor, Raúl García and Javier Artigas will be playing during some of the recordings as well as the Banda Sinfónica del Conservatorio Superior de Murcia concert band and conductor Luis Pedrón.
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The album "Textures" by trumpetist José Chafer has recently won the Silver Medal by Global Music Awards, California. This cd recording includes, among other compositions, the Concertino de los Filabres, Op.54 for four trumpets and band by Javier Pérez Garrido. The piece, commissioned by the 38th International Trumpet Guild, was premiered in Michigan and, since 2013, has been played in some American and European countries. The Global Music Awards reward again Pérez Garrido for the fourth time during the last three years.
The internationally renowned competition based in Los Ángeles, the Akademia Music Awards, has just announced the musicians that will be officially awarded during the next Gala Event in California, 2019. Among them, Spanish composer Javier Pérez Garrido has won at the “Best Song: Instrumental/Ambiental” category for composing the symphonic fantasy based on the legendary and wild west Far West Fantasy.
Javier Pérez Garrido has just finished a concert band conducting course. His teacher has been the conductor and composer Andrés Valero-Castells, one of the most important Spanish musicians. This event took place in Manzanares, Ciudad Real at the beginning of August.
The third edition of the Band Conducting Course “Riba-roja del Turia” has just finished with a magnificent concert conducted by Javier Pérez Garrido and other active students.
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The Banda Sinfónica Juvenil de la Red de Escuelas de Música de Medellín under the direction of Frank the Vuyst will perform the band composition "Fantasía, Op.14" by Javier Pérez Garrido at the Teatro de la Universidad de Medellín, Colombia.
Fantasía, Op.14 is becoming one of the most renowned works by Pérez Garrido.
The concert will be held on March 31th, 7:00 p.m.
Javier Pérez Garrido won the First Prize by the I National Concert Band Composition Competition Toledo last monday with his work "Rex Regum, Op.23".
Unfortunately, we live in a world where there are too many conflicts and wars. There is no doubt that we must contribute for creating a hopeful world where people could develop their lives in a peaceful environment.
After an intense work, Javier Pérez Garrido composed Song for Peace with the aim of showing the peace benefits, encouraging all people for getting them. Now, he has decided to donate the conductor's score and complete parts to all bands who want to play this composition.
This concert band work was premiered by the Koninklijke Harmonie van Thorn under the direction of Norbert Nozy and performed by other Dutch bands in various events such as the Tribute to the Fallen of Second World War in Valkenburg, The Netherlands.
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As usual, Portugal is ready for commemorate the arrival of explorer Vasco da Gama to India next week. The "Portuguese Navy Day" will have many different activities, including a concert by Portuguese Navy Band conducted by maestro Délio Gonçalves where the composition Hero Overture, Op.26a by Pérez Garrido will be premiered. The event, scheduled inside Navy Museum, Lisbon (next May, 20th) will have the presence of the composer.
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