On Thursday 23 May 2019, the Gibraltar Philharmonic Society and Turicum Private Bank will present the first ever ‘Gibraltar Proms’ at the Alameda Open Air Theatre at 8pm.
The Gibraltar Turicum Proms offers an informal environment for audiences of all ages to enjoy a chamber orchestra concert featuring the European Sinfonietta and violinist Domenico Pierini in a more relaxed and accessible atmosphere.
For 20 years the Gibraltar Philharmonic Society has been bringing the highest quality of music to audiences in Gibraltar. A fundamental part of the Society’s mission is to offer the opportunity to engage with and experience music through specially tailored and distinct strands of activity.
“As we celebrate the Gibraltar Philharmonic Society’s 20th Anniversary we are delighted to bring the Proms to Gibraltar. For many years we have been undertaking ground-breaking work to leverage cultural change to make classical music accessible to everyone. We are very proud to have Turicum Private Bank joining us in this mission and we are truly excited to share the gift of music with you.”
– James Lasry, Chairman, Gibraltar Philharmonic Society
“We are extremely happy to sponsor the first local “Promenade Concert” organised by the Gibraltar Philharmonic Society in its 20th anniversary. This event aims to offer an exceptional classical music programme to the widest possible audience of our community in the unique setting of the Alameda Open Air Theatre. We are proud to make this happen for the first time and to also allow the Gibraltar Philharmonic Society to maintain its known artistic excellence with the support of Turicum Private Bank.”
–Andreas Businger, CEO, Turicum Private Bank
Violinist and conductor Domenico Pierini was born in Livorno in 1967. He studied with Moshè Murvitz and Roberto Michelucci. In 1987 he graduated with top marks and merit from the Conservatorio Pietro Mascagni in Livorno. He started his career in 1987 at Teatro la Fenice in Venice as assistant concertmaster. In 1988 Zubin Mehta invited him to join the Orchestra of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the following year he chose him as concertmaster, a position which he still holds.
In over thirty years as concertmaster in the major Italian theatres he has been able to work with the most prestigious names on the contemporary musical scene who encouraged and inspired him to approach conducting to complete his personal and musical life. Giuseppe Sinopoli introduced him to the most significant musical scores, and after he also benefited from the precious technical/musical advice of Zubin Mehta.
W. A. Mozart – Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K.525
P. Breiner – Beatles Concerto Grosso No3
A. Vivaldi – The Four Seasons
If you’re looking for a different evening out, come and experience the best classical music in a way you will undoubtedly enjoy!
In the event of rain the concert will take place at the Grand Battery House.
Tickets priced at £20.00 are available from Sacarello’s coffee shop – restaurant in Irish Town and The Silver Shop at 222 Main Street or online at http://www.buytickets.gi A limited number of tickets at £10.00 are available to senior citizens via the John Mackintosh Hall at 308 Main Street.
Young people age 18 and under attend ALL Gibraltar Philharmonic concerts free of charge, making it easy for families to go to concerts together. Throughout the year, KIDS FREE tickets may be obtained in person at the Gibraltar Philharmonic Society Office, via email email@example.com or by phone at +350 20072134 .
*Please note, that the amount of KIDS FREE tickets for the concerts held at The Convent Ballroom is limited, but we always do our best to accommodate you all.