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60 children between 8 and 15 years old have started orchestral practice workshops, inspired by the Abreu method, at the Conservatori Professional de Música de Felanitx.
For five days all of them will receive classes in the morning (from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) and in the afternoon (from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.), taught by 4 specialized teachers in the Venezuelan Orchestra System created by the maestro José Antonio Abreu, recently deceased. These are Ángel Hernández (composer, orchestra director and head of violins and violas), Angélica Martínez (cello and double bass teacher), Jacinto Herrera (professor of wind and wood instruments) and José Oswaldo Parra (responsible for the instruments of wind, metal and percussion). All of them have the challenge to prepare these children and form an orchestra that will offer a great closing concert on Saturday, November 14th at 7 pm at the Felanitx Municipal Auditorium.
“We are going to work hard and harder to prepare the concert, but we are also going to have a great time because the music is to enjoy it,” said Angelica Martinez during the welcome ceremony for the students. “We are going to play works from the most classical to the most modern repertoire, the goal is to teach all these children to work as a team and be part of a great orchestra,” said Ángel Hernández, another of the teachers.
This initiative, sponsored by the Barceló Foundation and organized by the Professional Music Conservatory of Felanitx and with the collaboration of the City Council, aims to promote music, search for new talent and place Felanitx at the epicenter of the musical talent of our young people.