Natural Colors of Music

Opening Concert


5 of January, 2024 (Friday)
As is tradition, the opening concert of the Cartagena Festival is the poetic manifestation of the entire program. Significant works by leading northern European composers are presented along with compositions that are an acquired symbol of nature in music, such as Vivaldi's Four Seasons.


Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) | Italy
Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, "Spring"

Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) | Denmark
Bøhmisk-dansk Folketone, paraphrase for string orchestra

Lars-Erik Larsson (1908-1986) | Sweden
Little Serenade for string orchestra Op. 12

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) | Finland
Suite for Violin and Strings in D Minor, Op. 117


Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) | Norway
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16


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