The concert halls and their music activity
We are now at point when the lack of concert halls is stifling the artistic life in our Capital. The artistic sounds have been replaced by those of constructing in every corner of Tirana. The closure to renovate the large hall of the Academy of Arts and the TOB has almost paralyzed concert life, though there have opened two smaller halls like the Toni Harapi hall and the one inside the Academy of Science.
Meanwhile, I think that pretentious about the revival of concert life keep growing with time. I think that even if the two halls mentioned above are going to be opened, they need to have the necessary requirements. In our practice we are used to the idea that concerts are organized by the demands of different organizers, while in Europe the organizers of the events are the people who are in charge of the halls.
Here’s an example of managing a concert hall in Spain.
It’s called the Concert Hall or Auditorium “Victor Vilegas” in Murcia, Spain. This city has 500,000 inhabitants, half of Tirana.
In the Auditorium’s program we notice:
On January 11-th, Concert of a pop rock band from England and Ireland.
On January 12-th concert with music by Carlos Gardel and Astor Piazzolla, as a series of 4 concerts organized in this auditorium.
On January 13th Brentano quartet concert featuring works by Mozart and Beethoven.
On January 15th on the occasion of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, it is planned to be performed all 32 sonnets of the great composer.
On this date, the pianist Xavier Negrin plays some of Beethoven’s sonatas as well as Ligetti’s 18 acts.
On January 16 The Discantist Choir and the Murcia Region Symphony Orchestra will play works by the Spanish composer Roque Banos, who also conducts the orchestra.
On January 17 the Spanish rock band Coque Malla holds his concert.
On January 18, the Murcia Symphony Orchestra accompanies the flutist Antonio Nicolas and the harpist Antonio Domene. The conductor is Georg Mark. The repertoire features music by Lutoslavskij, Bartok and Beethoven.
On January 24 the well-knowned Spanish singer Sergio Dalma, who didn’t succeed to win the Eurovision, holds his concert as part of a Spanish tour.
On January 25 the singer Carmesi holds his concert at 9:30 pm, while at 18:00 under the accompaniment of music magician Jorge Blass holds his illusory performance as part of family activities organized by the Auditorium.
On January 27 The Frankfurt Symphony Orchestra with soloist the violinist Fumiaki Miura plays works by Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky and Strauss. The conductor will be Andrés Orozco-Estrada.
On January 30, the pianist Gabriel Escudero holds his recital concert with works by Chopin and Beethoven.
It is clear that the hall is open all days of the month, has its updated web site for anydetailed information, distributes classical, romantic, Spanish music as well as poo music.
All of this is organized according to the arranged programs for children, families, young people for lovers of classical and symphonic music. World-class formations and renowned artists are invited.
Considering this, can we be satisfied with the concert life in Tirana?