The Classical Criterion

Filarmónica Joven de Colombia

7:30PM Thursday, July 9, 2015


Launched in 2010, Filarmónica Joven de Colombia (Colombian Youth Philharmonic) has become an icon in Colombia and the region. FJC has performed eighty-three concerts in sixteen cities throughout its home country, has been showcased for the last two years as the academic program centerpiece of the Cartagena Music Festival, has led international tours that included presentations in venues ranging from Sala Sao Paulo to the New World Center in Miami, and has been the subject of several episodes of NPR’s From The Top.

FJC is a private social project led by Fundación Bolívar Davivienda in its interest to promote culture and support the construction of artistic life projects for more than 250,000 talented musicians. FJC presents a unique social initiative in Colombia and strives to be a prominent symbol of national musical culture abroad. The orchestra has grown significantly due to its high artistic aspirations and the multiple alliances established with international institutions such as Youth Orchestra of the Americas (YOA), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre des Champs Élysées and Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía.

Presented in partnership with



Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Conductor

1. Gabriela Lena Frank (1972- )
Escaramuza (2010)

2. Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Cello Concerto No. 1, op 107, E-flat major (1959)
Johannes Moser, Cello
I. Allegretto
II. Moderato
III. Cadenza – Attaca
IV. Allegro con moto


3. Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
The Rite of Spring (1913)
I. The Adoration of the Earth
II. The Sacrifice

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