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World premiere of Ramón Paus, by the ORCAM.

The Orquesta y Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid (ORCAM) presents tomorrow Thursday, at the Auditorio Nacional‘s Symphonic Hall, a programme designed by the ORCAM’s chief conductor, the Polish Marzena Diakun, which includes the Christmas Oratorio Op. 12 by Camille Saint-Saëns – the centenary of whose death was celebrated on December 16th – and the world premiere of Cantata sobre fondo Alborán by the Spanish composer Ramón Paus (Castellón de la Plana, 1959), author, among other works, of film soundtracks, such as those of the films Las huellas borradas (1999), by Enrique Gabriel; Sombras paralelas (1994), by Gerardo Gormezano, or Nadie como tú (1997), by Criso Renovell.

It was commissioned by the Consejería de Cultura, Turismo y Deporte de la Comunidad de Madrid in 2019, the premiere of which had to be postponed twice due to the pandemic. The composition is structured in three movements: Amé creyendo en el abandono; Nadie dirá nada de la luz and A ese insolente joven sepulto en mí. The texts are based on two poems from the book Leve sangre by Jeannette L. Clariond (Chihuahua, 1949) and a third, El joven sepulto en mí (silbas para no morir), by the Spanish writer Daniel Sarasola (Bilbao, 1962). It is dedicated to all those whose dreams were cut short in the crossing of the Alboran Sea.

© Photograph downloaded from the Ramón Paus website.