The Barcelona Symphonic Band will once again take part in the Festival Emergents Barcelona led by its principal conductor, José R. Pascual-Vilaplana. The BMB has invited, on this occasion, the prominent Catalan saxophone quartet Kebyart Ensemble, recently named ECHO Rising Stars artist and which is quickly becoming one of the most interesting chamber ensembles on the international scene.
The Kebyart Ensemble will perform the national premiere of the Concerto for saxophone quartet and wind ensemble by David Maslanka, a work that displays great emotional and spiritual intensity. The Band will complete the concert with Mother Earth and Give Us This Day, two works by David Maslanka himself in which the composer proposes full self-awareness as the only path to a peace-filled life.
Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Wind Ensemble (2012) 33 ′ - National première
Mother Earth (2003) 4′
Give Us This Day, Short Symphony for Wind Ensemble (2006) 14 ′