PREMIERE of a Solo Cello piece of Agústin Acilu written in 1986
The Navarre Symphony performed its opening subscription concert yesterday in the main 1600 seat hall of Pamplona, the ‘Baluarte’.
Before the orchestra entered stage I was entrusted to perform – during a special presentation homage – a small unaccompanied work of the Navarre born composer Agustín González Acilu (b.1929), who recently passed away.
It was a responsibility indeed to perform his “Extracciones” – he wrote it in 1986, yet despite an important career with a magnitude of performances and prizes it seems no-one has in fact played it; there is not even mention of this in his official biography.
I had previously played some of his music in orchestra previously, and had spoken to him on various occasions, so I especially took seriously the role of ‘homage man’!
I must perform it more, and indeed record it!