Mozart: Orquesta Filarmónica Joven de Colombia/Chamorro ****
Teatro Colón, Bogotá, 4th April 2015
International ensembles of the calibre of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Kölner Akademie, Staatskapelle Halle and Camerata Salzburg grace the “Bogotá is Mozart” festival. Yet there is plenty of home-grown talent on offer, epitomised by this wonderful concert which found me back at the picturesque Teatro Cólon. The Filarmónica Joven de Colombia is one of two youth orchestras performing here (the other is the Orquestra Filarmónica de Bogotá). Under the expert direction of Adrián Chamorro, it demonstrated the kind of Mozartian credentials which would easily grace the aforementioned ensembles from Austria and Germany.