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The chamber music students at the Conservatorio Superior de Música in Navarra (Spain) are finishing their rehearsals before next week's concert. The event will host a wide range of works and genres, including the first performance of the romance for oboe and string quintet composed by Javier Pérez Garrido in 2019.

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Javier Pérez Garrido received a commission for composing a band work for celebrating the X Anniversary of the City of Music, in Pamplona, Navarra, Spain. This composition, titled Dawn of a New Horizon, Op.62, will be performed for the very first time by renowned conductor Jose Vicent Egea and the Banda del Conservatorio Superior de Música de Navarra next monday, 16th, at 19.30 p.m. (Auditorio Fernando Remacha, Pamplona). "Dawn of a New Horizon" is a descriptive fantasy for band that establishes a parallelism between the dawn of day and the awakening of human conscience. At the same time, it shows the new horizon that we are starting to live after the ending of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Javier will stay as a composer in residence at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where he also have two premieres with the Symphony Band under the direction of Dr. Kristin Tjornehoj. The concert, at William Abott Concert Hall (December, 9th) will have the first world performance of a new version of Concertino de los Filabres, for 2 solo trumpets and band, as well as the American premiere of his sinfonietta nº1, Op.63 Last Day of the Dinosaurs, a piece commissioned by Banda Sinfónica del C.I.M. "La Armónica de Buñol" for being premiered during the WASBE Conference, 2019.

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The CD recording "Obertura Heroica", a selection of wind band music composed by Pérez Garrido with the performance of the Spanish Navy Band under the direction of Commander Jaime Enguídanos Royo, has just been internationally recognized by Global Music Awards in California, with two awards at the "Best Album" and "Classica Music" categories.

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One of the best wind bands around the world, the Primitiva de Llíria from Valencia, Spain, will make it first concert after the pandemic with a special concert honoring the heroes who fight against the virus. During the event, that will be held at Teatro de la Primitiva in Valencia next May 15th, they will perform the Heroic Overture, Op.26a by Javier Pérez Garrido.

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The Christ’s church Academy Band under the direction of recogniced Mr. Lee Ponder will be performing for the very first time in America the composition for solo tenor saxophone and band Urban Concert Op.60 by Pérez Garrido. Furthermore, the concert will have the world premiere of the last band work by Javier entitled Fandango in Florida!. The event, cancelled last year due to the pandemic situation, will take place at Christ's Church Academy Auditorium in Jacksonville next May, 20th.

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There are many events that are emerging to honor the workers who fight risking their lives against the coronavirus pandemic. Among others, Pérez Garrido's symphonic work entitled Heroic Overture has been used during the "Homage to Heroes" by the Municipal Symphonic Band of Alicante and the Alicante City Council or the "Tribute to Musicians" (who performed online during the confinement) by Department of Culture of the Cartagena City Council and the "Entre Cuerdas y Metales" music contest. Thanks to everybody for fighting against the virus!

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The symphonic poem by Pérez Garrido Fantasía, Op.14 will be performed during the tour of the Banda Sinfónica de la Federación de Bandas de la Región de Murcia, Spain, and conducted by Francisco J. Blanco Corbalán. The concerts will be in Cartagena (Paraninfo UPCT -March, 21th-), Murcia (Auditorio Víctor Villegas -March, 22th-) and Santomera (Auditorio Municipal -March, 29th-). Appart form this tour, the Banda Escuela de la Unión Musical in Torrepacheco, Spain, will perform the overture Song for Peace next Sunday 15th in La Unión, Spain, during the VIII Band Music Festival.

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