The Zamora Music Band Association once again offers, in collaboration with the Zamora City Council and Caja Rural, the Fun Concerts cycle, which celebrates its 17th edition in three sessions, which will take place at the Teatro Principal on January 21, 4 February and March 25. The program is entitled “Around the World by Harry P.”, a nod to the famous magician created by the writer JK Rowling and the book “Around the World in 80 Days” by Jules Verne”, and has been presented today in the Town Hall by the Councilor for Culture, Mª Eugenia Cabezas, the director of the Band, Manuel Alejandro López, the secretary of the Fundación Caja Rural, Feliciano Ferrero, and the actress, writer and stage director María Monteso.All of them were accompanied by one of the children who will perform at the Teatro Principal, Daniel López Fernández, 9 years old.
After two years of pandemic, which has reduced to 20% the components that could perform in a closed area, the Zamora Music Band returns to the stage with all its members and before an audience without masks to stage the adventures in a fun way. a crazy camp, where a group of very different children will go around the world together with some “special” instructors. It is a journey full of music, theater and humor, where magic is present with the appearance on stage of the famous wizard Harry Potter.
The Councilor for Culture highlighted the work carried out by the Zamora Music Band, which offers one of the most anticipated shows of the year for children and adults, combining “impeccable” work with theater and musical pieces to entertain with an original story, from way that every year “they surprise us and everyone wants to repeat”. Mª Eugenia Cabezas also highlighted the didactic work of the Band that “in times of rapid consumption, of easy music and even musical spite with a sometimes questionable quality”, offers children an opportunity to discover different music and of greater value artistic. “And this also serves not only to train spectators, but also to train future musicians,” she said.
For his part, Feliciano highlighted the work carried out by the Zamora Music Band which, “as if by magic”, always finds “funny and original things to offer Zamora society”, while committing the support of Caja Rural so that “these wonderful shows” continue to be organized in the city.
The director of the Band, Manuel Alejandro López, emphasized the 17th anniversary of the Fun Concerts, “a success that is the result of collective work at a time when individualism prevails.” “That magic that we seek to form an audience of tomorrow and, of course, the musicians of tomorrow, always appears,” he said, after advancing that the spectators who come to the Teatro Principal will listen from their seats to a combination of three musical pieces. The title of the program gives many clues to guess that the musical work that will serve as the common thread is “Around the World in 80 Days”, based on Jules Verne’s book, followed by a symphonic suite from the soundtrack of the Harry Potter film and the piece “Que se hace la música”, by “our dear” Miguel Mateos, which serves as a presentation of the different instruments of the band in that “didactic component” that this initiative seeks.
María Monteso highlighted the work behind these concerts, with a cast of “almost professional” actors, students from the Zamora Music Band School, who go from the third year of primary school to the second year of ESO and who participated in a casting that was organized between the months of September and October 2022. “They have worked hard to offer a show that we hope will be successful because the effort has been exceptional”, stressed the actress and stage director, for whom the most difficult thing was to unify ” Around the World in 80 Days” with Harry Potter. She also advanced that this Friday, the children who perform in the concerts will take a tour to see the different parts of the Teatro Principal.
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The last to speak was Daniel López Fernández, 9, a fourth grade student who plays the transverse flute, who plays José Luis, a boy who goes to the “crazy” camp and suffers different mishaps in each one. of the countries you visit on this World Tour. He said that he signed up for the Fun Concerts to perform at the Teatro Principal and try “other experiences” after acting in various school plays. Finally, he encouraged all the children of Zamora to go to the theater because the play is “very funny and all the people who participate are very nice.”
The “Funny Concerts” of the Zamora Music Band return to the Principal