Comprising of some of the best musicians in Spain, the Franz Schubert Filharmonia is a “new generation” orchestra celebrated for its collective artistry and contemporary programs. Guided by Tomàs Grau, chief conductor and artistic director, the orchestra has enjoyed a lot of success. On October 12, they bring their distinctive talent to D.C. for a special Candlelight concert featuring Rafael Aguirre on guitar.
Taking place at Lisner Auditorium, a known hub for arts and culture at the George Washington University, prepare for a one-of-a-kind concert presenting orchestral takes on compositions by Antonín Dvořák, Joaquín Rodrigo, and Pablo Casals. Don’t miss out on this enchanting event!
Remarkable musical acts and talents are coming together on October 12 in D.C. The Franz Schubert Filharmonia have collaborated with the likes of Gautier Capuçon, Sabine Meyer, and Steven Isserlis. The orchestra has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in the world, including Palau de la Música Catalana and Auditorio Nacional de Música de Madrid. Since 2009, it is the resident orchestra of El Vendrell, the birthplace of the revered cellist and composer Pau Casals.
Not only are Washington D.C. audiences being given the chance to catch a live performance by the exceptional orchestra, but they are also able to witness the inspired Tomàs Grau conduct. Born in Barcelona, Grau studied music at the Superior Conservatory of Music and conducting at the Superior School of Music of Catalonia. Since then, he has recorded for SONY Classical, conducted international soloists and has conducted several other orchestras.
Pablo Casals’ Sant Martí del Canigó, Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, and Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, “From the New World” complete the program for the captivating concert at Lisner Auditorium. Coupled with performances by one of the most sought-after guitarists, Rafael Aguirre, this Candlelight orchestra event will be one for the books.
The wildly popular Candlelight series is bringing something very special to D.C. Some of the world’s most talented musicians are performing in the heart of the nation’s capital on October 12. With the full power of the Franz Schubert Filharmonia backed by Rafael Aguirre, prepare for a memorable evening out.
Find your seat inside Lisner Auditorium bathed in the glow of hundreds of candles where the Candlelight orchestra concert will begin at 7:00pm. Doors will open 1 hour before the 90-minute orchestral extravaganza begins.