Avanti is a concert programme that aims to introduce classical music to the unused audience. Rossen Milanov, the OSPA conductor (Symphonic Orchestra of Principado de Asturias), created this programme as a personal challenge, wanting to reach people not only through the music but also through the understanding of the composition, the instruments, the plot (in case of a ballet piece as Swan Lake) and allowing feedback from the public.
The first concert focuses on Swan Lake ballet and includes introductory explanations of dance steps and musical instruments as well as the author, Tchaikovski.
In this brief interview, Fernando Zorita (violin player with the OSPA) chats with some of the people starring in this first Avanti concert: Miriam del Rio (arp), Alexander Vasiliev (first violin), Marisa Fanjul (coreographer) and Marta Pardo (ballerina, me!).