Once again, the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico brings together first-rate local and international artists to bring joy and hope to the people through the Festival of the International Chamber Orchestra of Puerto Rico (ICOPR).
The concert series, which originated last Sunday in El Parterre de Aguadilla, concludes this week with two musical shows in Ponce and Mayagüez.
In the Ciudad Señorial it will be held this Friday, March 5, starting at 7:00 p.m. at the PUCPR Sports and Cultural Complex, and on Saturday, March 6, the last one will take place inside the Cathedral Our Lady of Candelaria, starting at 4:00 in the afternoon.
All concerts will be free of charge, with limited capacity and with live virtual presentations to the delight of all those interested. They will be transmitted at www.pucpr.edu/live; the Huellas del Futuro YouTube channel; the Facebook LIVE of @ PUCPR1, by Católica Televisión Canal 114 of Liberty Puerto Rico and on favorite podcast platforms.
In its 2021 edition, the ICOPR welcomes 22 artists of eight nationalities: Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Korea, the United States, Puerto Rico, Switzerland and Taiwan. Together, they will polish a repertoire inspired by the music of Barber, Casals, Haydn, Morel-Campos, & Mozart.
The group will also be joined by internationally renowned soloists Emilio Colón (cellist and artistic director), Corey Cerovsek (violin) and Steven Vanhauwaert (piano).
“Having the opportunity to share again through the power of music after the pandemic has canceled everything around the world, fills us with joy, peace and hope,” said Colón.
For his part, the president of PUCPR, Jorge Iván Vélez Arocho, pointed out that “at the time we live, our society needs spaces dedicated to art, music, and culture.”
“Filling this void, making classical music accessible in the communities, is essential,” he added.
The International Chamber Orchestra of Puerto Rico Festival is dedicated this year to children. For more information you can call 787-841-2000, extension 1405.