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Full house for Cudeca’s 25th anniversary classical concert

A standing ovation for the performers.
A standing ovation for the performers. / Daryl Finch
  • Malaga’s Cervantes theatre filled out for a celebration of classical music on Tuesday night

Cudeca’s 25th anniversary year celebrations got off to a flying start as Malaga’s Cervantes theatre filled out for a celebration of classical music on Tuesday night.

Recognising the work of the cancer hospice over the past quarter of a century, hundreds of people from far and wide came together in Malaga to mark the occasion.

Directed by Salvador Vázquez, the Provincial Symphony Orchestra of Malaga performed a classical concert featuring the music of Beethoven and Mozart before the orchestra was joined in the second half by Malaga soprano, Berna Perles, Chilean tenor, Rodrigo Orrego, and Malaga pianist Cristina Alba Padial for a segment dedicated to opera.

The orchestra and individual performers have waived their fee so that every penny raised from ticket sales and donations at the concert went directly to Cudeca.

The concert was sponsored by the city hall and the provincial government of Malaga, both of which sent representatives to congratulate the hospice on its “tremendous work for the benefit of Malagueños”.

Malaga mayor, Francisco de la Torre, congratulated Cudeca on their work, thanking members, and especially founder Joan Hunt OBE, for the care that thousands of people have received since the hospice’s foundation.