The new season of Summer Concerts of the Municipal Band will start next Sunday, July 18, at 9:00 p.m., in the Plaza del Reloj, with a concert dedicated to the province of Malaga.
Under the titular and artistic direction of Maestro José Antonio López Camacho, the program will include the absolute premiere in the version for symphonic band of the work “Calle Marqués de Larios” by Alfonso Guerra, a 29-year-old composer from Estepona, who currently works as a teacher of Harmony at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels (Belgium).
Originally for eight instrumentalists, it is a work for a symphonic band inspired by the nostalgia and memory of Andalusia, after several years of the author abroad. Through it, the composer represents the lively and carefree character of a malagueña: a traditional Andalusian music style derived from early forms of the fandango, typical of the province of Malaga. Its title refers to the most representative street and the undisputed nucleus of all Malaga. The original version for eight instrumentalists was premiered and recorded at Studio 1 de Flagey, one of the most important venues in Brussels, at the hands of the Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles in June 2019.
Currently, both works are part of the catalog of the publishing house Alain Van Kerchoven Éditeur.
The concert will end with the interpretation of the symphonic poem “Estepona, Jardín del Mediterráneo” (Astabuna) by Álvaro Cámara López, 1st Prize of the “Estepona Crea 2021” Contest, directed by the composer himself. It reflects the story of some children who immerse themselves in the streets, squares, beaches and history of Estepona.
More than fifty works will be performed by the Municipal Band of Estepona, in the seven free performances that are included in this cycle, with theme nights dedicated to the recovery of the Spanish band repertoire, original music for Banda, zarzuela, great classical works, modern popular music…, until the end of August 29 with a concert dedicated to cinema, in which a tribute will be paid to the great Ennio Morricone (Rome, 1928-2020), 2020 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts, author of soundtracks like “La Misión”, “Cinema Paradiso”, or “The good, the ugly and the bad”, among many others.
The origin of the Banda de Estepona dates back to 1940, and has been performing uninterruptedly ever since, which makes it one of the oldest band formations in the country. On his 75th anniversary, the City Council awarded him the City Gold Medal.