Bolero is one of the most well-known compositions not only within Ravel’s creative work, but within all symphonic music of the 20th century. The author himself characterized it as follows: “It is a dance in very restrained tempo, absolutely invariable in its melody, harmony and rhythm, and rhythm is beaten by the drum. Orchestra crescendo introduces the only element of diversity”. Rhythmical figure, repeated a lot of time, makes hypnotic influence on listeners, and the main musical theme which is growing dynamically because of new instruments introduction, demonstrates exceptional increase of emotional tension. The score of Bolero is called “miracle of orchestration”. Popularity of this composition really has no boundaries. It’s included in repertoire of the majority of world orchestras and conductors.
Famous Concerto for guitar and orchestra “Aranjuez” by Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo will be played by Lucas Imbiriba (Brazil) – one of the best young classical guitarists who received more than 10 prizes at Internationals Competitions in Italy, Spain, Brazil, and Germany. First prizes of the Souza Lima Competition (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1998), the Jose Tomas Competition (Petrel, Alicante, Spain, 2003), of the Juvenes Intérpretes Festival (Barcelona, Spain, 2003), “The best guitarist” at the Intercentros Competition (Madrid, Spain, 2005), First prize in “Contemporary Catalan Music” category at the L'Arjau Competition (Barcelona, Spain, 2005) are among them.
Born in Valencia, Roberto Fores Veses studied orchestral conducting at the Accademia Musicale Pescarese and at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, where he earned his Master Degree under the tutelage of Leif Segerstam. In 2006, Roberto Fores Veses won the Conducting Competition in Orvieto with a special price from the jury. In 2007, he was also awarded at the Evgeny Svetlanov Conducting Competition in Luxembourg. In 2008 he made his debut at the Teatro Regio de Torino conducting Salome and Elisir d’amore, and at the Bolshoi with Macbeth. Roberto Fores Veses conducted many orchestras such as : Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Prague Philharmonia, St Petersbourg Symphony Orchestra, Spanish Radio Orchestra, etc. At present moment he is the chief conductor and artistic director of the Orchestre d’Auvergne (France).