May 27, 2019
For the fifth consecutive year, Ambassador of Ayuda en Acción and Principal Guest Director of the Teatro Real, Pablo Heras-Casado directs the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid in Acordes con Solidaridad on May 28 at the Teatro Real de Madrid. The mission of Acordes con Solidaridad is to reduce inequality, promote education and create new opportunities through music. All proceeds of the concert will go entirely to the Aquí también program to support the most vulnerable families in Spain.
Heras-Casado will conduct an all-Tchaikovsky program including the Overture-Fantasy of Romeo and Juliet and the Fifth Symphony. Based on Shakespeare’s play of the same name, the famous love theme from the Overture-Fantasy of Romeo and Juliet is featured in many television series and movies. Composed ten years after the Fourth, Tchaikovsky shaped his Fifth Symphony theme after a phrase from Glinka’s A Life for the Tsar: “turn not into sorrow.”
On this anniversary, the concert will have the participation of a choir formed by children from the schools of Ramiro Soláns and Joaquín Costa de Zaragoza who will begin the program with choral versions of Tchaikovsky’s The March of The Nutcracker and “Somewhere” from West Side Story.