The city of Rome filled the Santa Cecilia hall on September 15th, for the last concert of the Youth Orchestra of Bahia in Italy. A very well designed concert hall, both acoustically and visually, was a great setting for the orchestra to enchant the 2.800 people who were there.
The concert had Ricardo Castro as conductor and Martha Argerich as soloist. It was the last concert that the legendary pianist Martha Argerich played with YOBA in this tour. Together, they played Tchaikovsky’s Concert for Piano No.1, which was highly commended by the pianist: “It was one of the best Tchaikovsky’s concerts I have ever performed!” said the Argentinian pianist based in Switzerland. Known for not giving many interviews, Martha was already very comfortable with the YOBA musicians and after the concert she said she adored it and would like to visit Bahia one day.
The Youth Orchestra also performed in this concert: the Bachianas n.4 by Villa Lobos and Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, by Bernstein.
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