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The symphonic valse La Reina de las flores, Op.11 (The Queen of Flowers) will be premiered tomorrow by the Orquesta de Cámara de Cartagena under the direction of Leonardo Martinez at "El Batel Auditorium", Cartagena, Spain. The concert will also have the great oboist Miriam Olga Pastor -from Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra- playing Mozart's oboe Concert. Finally, the orchestra will perform the "Eroica", third symphony in E flat Op.55 by Ludwig van Beethoven.
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.
Audivi vocem are working now on their next concert. This important event, where the audience will be listening for the very first time the composition La Luna y la Muerte, Op.55 (The Moon and the Death) by Javier Pérez Garrido (lyrics from Federico García Lorca), will be held at 19.00 p.m. in Grosse Pointe Woods (Presbyterian Church), Michigan, US. Appart from this composition, Audivi vocem will perform music by renowned composers such as Antonio de Cabezon, Francisco Guerrero, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Manuel de Falla and Pablo Casals, among others.
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.
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.
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.
Granada is waiting for celebrating the MAHS 2016 festival -dedicated to the musician Rafael Puyana this year-. On it, the harpsichordist Darío Tamayo will have a concert where the composition Hamada's Prelude by Pérez Garridois going to be performed for the very first time. This piece, composed for Aya Hamada, has several influences from oriental and minimalist music. The event will be held at Manuel de Falla Auditorium, April 12th, 20.30 p.m.
Javier Pérez Garrido will have a concert as a solo clarinetist for Fifteen Minutes of Fame, New York on next February, 2014.
The internationally renowned tenor Joaquín Asiain and the Stuttgarter Quintet from Germany had a great success premiering three arrangements by Javier Pérez Garrido at the National Theatre from San José (Costa Rica).
The concert bands Orquesta Juvenil de la Filarmónica Pampilhosense under the direction of Daniel Vieira and Sociedade Filarmónica Lobelhense conducted by Bruno Correia will perform for the first time in Portugal the composition Marcha del Dirirambo composed by Javier Pérez Garrido. The concerts will be held in Pampilhosa and Mangualde, December 20 & 21th.
Obertura Lationamericana, Op.45 for brass ensemble is a piece awarded by the second International Brass Ensemble Composition Competition Bronces Verdes. It will be premiered at Theaterzaalfrom Enschede Conservatory in the Netherlands, February 19th (8:00 p.m.) by a dutch brass ensemble.
We are glad to announce the opportunity to premiere the concert band composition American Fanfare, Op.61 by Javier Pérez Garrido. This short and symphonic piece is based on the American Anthem and dedicated to the 11-S victims.
Unfortunately, only one band will be selected to premiere this work (at no costs) so we need to make a selection. If you are interested on participating, please send us this info:
- Curriculum Vitae of your band & conductor (also website links if possible).
- Links to some of your recent performances.
- Some info regarding what your plans might be with the piece. Is it possible to be recorded?
- Other things you consider important us to know.
Please, send the info to the email:
ALL BANDS ARE WELCOME TO APPLY!
DEADLINE: JUNE, 8th!
BEST OF LUCK!
Javier Pérez Garrido has just been awarded again. This time he won the First Honorical Mention by III National Concert Band Composition Competition Toledo, Spain.
The Biënnale 2014has already started last weekend in The Netherlands. This event, organized by Kerkrade’s World Music Championshipis having concerts by international music ensembles such as German Brass, Calefax or Eburon Quintet, among others. Furthermore, Javier Pérez Garrido has played some concerts and premiered a chamber music composition (Canadians in Valenciafrom A trip to Spain) with Tudor’s Quintet, a woodwind group formed by European Union Youth Wind Orchestra’s members and supervised by Jan Cober and Maartin Dekkers.
Javier Pérez Garrido is going to be guest conductor at the Unión Musical Santa Cecilia de Caudete concert band to premiere his last work, the band composition titled Santo Grial. Appart from the premiere of this work, based on the Holy Grail legend, he will also conduct his composition Asociación Musical El Castillo, Op.24, First Prize an Honorable Mention by XVI Nacional Concert Band Composition Competition Villa de Pozo Estrecho (Spain, 2008).
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