The Gala concert of the International Music Awards 2016 takes place at the Kursaal in San Sebastian, on 1 April 2016, hosted by the Euskadi Orchestra (Basque National Orchestra) and Donostia 2016. The audience will experience two premieres. It is the first time that ICMA are able to present a world premiere performance, since the Artist of the Year, Christian Lindberg, has written a piece especially for this evening, The Tale of Kundraan.

The other innovation in the Gala concert is the presence of a very young soloist, since the Jury has this year given for the first time a Discovery Award for young musicians from 12 to 17, and this new adventure in collaboration with the International Music Academy of Liechtenstein, is inaugurated by a young Korean-Russian flutist, Nikolai Song.

Here is the program of the Gala Concert:

Orquesta de Euskadi, Basque National Orchestra, Jun Märkl

Antonin Dvorák: Cello Concerto, op. 104, B. 191 1. Allegro; Pablo Ferrández
Cécile Chaminade: Flute Concerto op. 107, Nikolai Song
Christian Lindberg: The Tale of Kundraan (World Premiere)
Krzysztof Penderecki: Flute Concerto II. All. con brio – Vivace – Andante recitativo; Lukasz Dlugosz
Jacques Offenbach: La Périchole: Ah! Quel diner je viens de faire; Dame Felicity Lott
Jacques Offenbach: La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein, Ah, que j’aime les militaires; Dame Felicity Lott


Arcangelo Corelli: Sonata La Follia; Michala Petri, Mahan Esfahani
Marie Jäell: Piano Concerto No 2, 1. Allegro; David Violi
Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto G major; Javier Perianes


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