In a pre-Christmas atmosphere there are relatively many events happening when it comes to music. It is a good tradition to share Christmas with some guests and how it corresponds to the level hosts, this time we have been able to enjoy the fabulous Symphony Orchestra of the Region of Murcia.

Another highlight of this evening was the performance of well-known, popular and beloved director of the Torrevieja Symphony José Francisco Sánchez,this time as guest conductor. In the company of these artists, listening to the classics was a real pleasure.

The truth is that contemplating the classics never disappoints. For the beginning of the special concert, the Overture of "The Marriage of Figaro" by W.A. Mozart was performed, (a week ago it was 230 years since his death). The Symphony of Murcia under the baton of J.F. Sánchez presented this delicious piece in an exceptionally brilliant way, which from the first bars allowed the orchestral ensemble to shine with an exquisite sonority, exhibiting freshness, subtlety and purity with a wide dynamic range. The same happened with the execution of the following work, in which the soloist José Lozano Prior had the main role.

Although the Bassoon Concerto of C.M. Weber is part of the obligatory and preferred repertoire of all bassoonists, only occasionally appears in the programming of symphony or philharmonic orchestras, as well as works composed for other wind instruments and therefore each performance becomes a real attraction and even more so, when the soloist belongs to the outstanding artists. The Torrevejenses have been lucky enough to listen to the fabulous bassoonist José Lozano Prior, guide with the accompaniment of the OSRM under the baton of maestro Sánchez, delighted with a beautiful execution. From the stage blew a wind with classical and romantic sonorities at the same time, where all aspects were reflected in the execution of the work. José Lozano showed his excellent technique, musicality and interpretive talent – advantages that allowed him to also exhibit a wide range of sound colors of his instrument.

It is worth mentioning extraordinary accompaniment of the orchestra under Sánchez, creating a version of ensueńo. A cute version of "Oblivion" by A. Piazzolla as a tip, was the thanks for the extremely warm reception of the public.

With a version full of enthusiasm and well controlled, where the orchestra moved with great precision of the strings and resounding tutti, the Symphony No. 7 in A major by L.van Beethoven has been performed.

Master J.F. Sánchez and the Murcian Symphony gave life to a modern Beethoven, flexible and above all very sincere towards the text of the score. The characteristic "amsterdam" rhythm of the first movement was presented with freshness and rhythmic precision, confirming the personality of the rejuvenated and malleable performance. Beautiful pianos and pianissimos of the second part (Allegretto), led to the strong and very strong of the fast movements (Scherzo and Finale), always maintaining selectivity of the sonority. He was a Beethoven who fascinated with many extremely precious moments.

The "Seventh" in the execution of the OSRM, under the precise baton of J.F. Sánchez was presented with an authentic range of expressions, without unnecessary exaltations, leaving the Torrevieja audience impressed and enthusiastic. The applause was duly rewarded with the repetition of the final part of the fourth movement, ending this extraordinary musical evening in a truly brilliant and perfectly realized way. Bravi a tutti!

Antoni Jakubowski