Sergio Alapont to conduct the Filarmónica de Oviedo with works by Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky


On January 17th the Filarmónica de Oviedo will give a concert led by Maestro Sergio Alapont, in which Symphony no. 1 by Felix Mendelssohn and Symphony no. 5 by Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky will be performed. The first of the two was dedicated by the author to the Royal Philharmonic Society of London, which premiered the symphony on May 25th, 1829, with the composer himself conducting. Mendelssohn was only 15 when he finished the symphony. It just so happens that Tchaikovsky also conducted the premiere of his fifth symphony, in 1888, although in this case it was not a creation of his youth, since he composed it five years before his death.
Subsequently, on January 21st, Sergio Alapont will be conducting the final concert of the 55th edition of the Francisco Viñas International Singing Competition, at the Gran Liceu of Barcelona. Maestro Alapont will be leading the Orquesta Sinfónica del Liceu in this highly prestigious international contest supported by some of the world's most important opera houses.