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Tonight, the world premiere of Joan Valent’s “Simplicity” will take place in Mallorca.

The Orquestra Simfònica de les Illes Balears (Symphony Orchestra of the Balearic Islands) is offering a solidarity concert tonight at Palma’s Teatre Principal, starting at 8:00 pm, in aid of refugees from Ukraine, which will begin with the world premiere of Simplicity, the first movement of the symphony recently composed by local composer Joan Valent (Palma de Mallorca, 1964), and which will be conducted by Pablo Mielgo. The programme is completed by the Symphony No. 2, in B minor, by Aleksandr Borodin and the Piano Concerto No. 2 op. 21, in F minor, by Frédéric Chopin, performed by the young pianist Alexandra Dovgan (2007).

Tickets for this event are still on sale and donations can also be made in Fila 0: ES57 0049 5755 402716320548, or in Bizum, through the code 03680.

In his Instagram account, Valent, a composer ascribed to post-minimalist currents, explained that, despite its title, Simplicity has “rather little simplicity” and defines it as “a sonic journey constructed with simple fractal progressions that, by superimposing layers of sound, immerses us in a very broad and explosive sound universe” and is, at the same time, reflective, as it places us “in the centre of oneself and one’s emotions”. Valent is also the author of the soundtrack for Pan de limón con semillas de amapola, the film by Benito Zambrano premiered at the last edition of the SEMINCI in Valladolid.