Gijón, Sep 23 (EFE).- The “tierrina” shares the main role with Víctor Manuel in the new symphonic tour that the singer-songwriter from Mieres organized for his 75th birthday and which brought him this Friday at the Teatro de la Laboral, in Gijón, in the first of three consecutive concerts offered in the Principality, with a dedicated audience and tickets sold for months for all.
The first of three performances of “Víctor Manuel Sinfónico”, which the artist offers in his region, which will be followed by another Saturday morning and the closing on Sunday, began with the mythical “Asturias”, considered by many to be an unofficial anthem of the autonomous community, followed by songs that breathe the essence of their land with references to shepherds, gourds, coal, La Santina or cities like Gijón, Laviana or their hometown, Mieres.
Accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra of the Principality of Asturias (OSPA) and the choir of the Princess of Asturias Foundation, the Mierense delighted a devoted audience with its classic songs, among which “I bring the red shirt”, “El grand -father Vítor” or the “Dance of the Cuélebre”.
The Asturian singer-songwriter, who, according to what he assured this week, does not plan to retire from the stage, during his tour revives the songs of the recital “Vivir para sing it” and six others he composed in the following years.
As in “Living to tell the tale”, this time a live album will also be recorded during tomorrow’s session, Saturday, which the author hopes will “come out straight away and on the first try”.
The decision to do a concert like the one in 1999 was taken after Víctor Manuel’s sound engineer praised the quality of this recording, despite the few rehearsals and the means.
“I have the impression that now I sing better than 30 years ago, the experience has brought me certain things, even if, it’s true, age has taken away others” , assured this week the singer-songwriter of Mieres.