June 11, 2021

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Classical music festivals: summer similar to the old ones

Classical music festivals summer similar to the old ones

Classical music festivals: a summer similar to before

After the 2020 blackout, except for the Granada Festival, the encounters are resuming the pulse and the temperature, although we will have to wait and give time, with varied programs in which the great names abound and in which opera, ballet and concerts will be references during the months of June, July and August.

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Javier Perianes at the Granada Festival

Little by little life goes, with logical caution, returning to what it was. The world of culture too. And the summer stages are prepared with a program that will divinely seat an audience eager for cultural food. These are the essential quotes of a summer that tries with effort to turn the page.

The first appointment to be held is the Granada International Music and Dance Festival, the only one who, with all kinds of measures, changes and redesign of the programming included, decided to face the 69th edition of 2020 and remove classical music from confinement. The figures of the meeting directed by the incombustible Antonio Moral for the second year they overwhelm: the 70 years of life of the contest, which will last 32 days and 112 shows, most of them free. The list of artists is long, but we highlight the unmissable meetings for the public. From June 17 to July 18. “Let’s cross our fingers and put candles and tapers”, as its director assured during the presentation via “streaming”. Under the motto of The dream of a nigth of summer bet on remembering how that first edition of 1952 was and its protagonists: Antonio Ruiz Soler, Ataúlfo Argenta Y Andres Segovia. There will be five musical premieres and three dance premieres. This round edition will open Paul McCreesh.

There will be three resident musicians: American composer George Crumb (Charleston, 1929), which for the first time can be heard at the Garcia Lorca Center a marathon of twelve works. Is he Crumb-Lorca Project, directly inspired by the figure of the poet. Next to this residence is the director finlandés Klaus Mäkelä, barely 25 years old, who will lead three orchestras: the London Philharmony, the Granada City Orchestra and the Paris Orchestra. The resident pianist will be Javier Perianes what will he interpret Concerto in A minor from Grieg, in the Palace of Carlos V next to the Philharmonia Londoner with Klaus Mäkelä, the Quintet from Schumann, in the Patio de los Mármoles next to the Quiroga Quartet and with a program titled Love and death in a solo recital the Patio de los Arrayanes.

Soloists with their own names will be the pianists Christian Zacharias, Arcadi Volodos, Sir András Schiff, Elisabeth Leonskaya, Seong-Jin Cho O Eduardo Fernandez; besides the guitarist Pablo Sáinz-Villegas. They will also act the Cuarteto Quiroga, Al Ayre Español, the Jerusalen String Quartet or the Arbós Trio, within the framework of the chamber music cycle.

The lied will be present with an unbeatable trio: Florian Boesch with Malcolm Martineau; Christian Gerhaher with Gerold Huber; Y Matthias Goerne with Alexander Schmalcz. The Baroque Festival Academy will address The Fairy Queen from Purcell. Baroque music will also be represented by Concerto 1700, with Carlos Mena; Old school; Antiqva shape, etc. And within the dance program it is expected on stage at National Dance Company, the Andalusian Flamenco Ballet, the White Company-Li or the Malandain Ballet Biarritz, among other sets. Find here all the details.

The Canary Islands Music Festival moves to the summer months. Of June 27 to August 1 will present a new schedule for the 37th edition with names like those of Gustavo Dudamel, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Grigory Sokolov, Thomas Hampson, Fabio Luisi, Basel Chamber Orchestra, Ivo Pogorelich, Bavarian Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, René Jacobs, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer , Javier Perianes, Trío Arriaga, Nancy Fabiola Herrera (which will offer a recital directed by René Jacobs), Pedro Halffter, Victor Pablo Pérez, in front of the Canary Islands Youth Orchestra, which debuts at the Festival, Karel Mark Chichon (which will premiere a play by Diaz-Jerez with the Canary Islands Philharmonic). The opera section signs it So do all of them from Mozart (July 18 and 20) with René Jacobs in the pit and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. You can also hear an arrangement of the Carnival of the Animals with the narration of Abubukaka. Find here all the details.

Peralada Festival. The Ballet for Life of Béjart Ballet Lausanne, under the artistic direction of Gil Roman, will open the 35th edition, to be held from July 16 to August 1. With a capacity of 70 percent, the meeting has two of its key anchors in dance and lyrics. The Barcelona Ballet will premiere Perspectives the July 22. The gala Ballet Under the Stars will bring together Lucía Lacarra, Ada González, Dores André, Maria Khoreva, Iratxe Ansa, Matthew Goldiong, Xanmder Parish, Jorge García Pérez e Igor Bacovich, who will perform pieces from the classical repertoire and modern dance. In the lyrical section two are the titles that will focus the attention: a concert version of Tosca from Puccini, with the voices of Sondra Radvanovsky, Jonas Kaufmann Y Carlos Alvarez, under the baton of the teacher Luisotti. It will be the July 25. Five days later, the 30, it will be the turn of Orlando, from Händel, sung by Xavier Sabata, Sabata, Sabina Puértopas, José Antonio López, Marie Lys and Heb- Maud Hubeaux, led by Dani Espasa and with scene of Rafael R. Villalobos.

In the section of concerts those of the tenor Benjamin Bernheim (July 24), Lise Davidsen (31), the Wagnerian voice of the moment, and Javier Camarena placeholder image, which will close the festival with a recital with works by with a program that will bring together music from Delibes, Bizet, Donizetti, Mozart Y Puccini the August 1st. Will not be missing William Christie in front of The Flourishing Arts, present in the Iglesia del Carmen with the pastoral cantata of Händel Aminta and Fillide the August 1st but in the evening. Read here all the programming.

Donostiarra Musical Fortnight. Guipúzcoa, Navarra and Iparralde will once again be points of cultural attraction in this one 62nd edition, to be held between August 1 and 27, after a year of silence. It will be the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra the formation that inaugurate the symphonic cycle (August 1 and 2) with two concerts directed by its owner, Gustavo Gimeno, and with the pianist Yuja Wang |, who makes his debut in this meeting, as a soloist. Will interpret the Piano Concerto No. 4 from Rachmaninov, and in the second concert (August 2), will be a soloist in the Piano Concerto No. 1 from Flour. Gimeno will offer a third date in front of the Young Orchestra of the Basque Country (august 8th). The virtuoso violinist will perform as soloist Julian Rachin in the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra Op.64 from Mendelsshon.

The Galician Symphony Orchestra will disembark in the Kursaal with its owner, Dima Slobodeniuk and the pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja (August 19th), who will be a soloist at the Piano Concerto n.2 from Brahms. The Galician orchestra will offer a second concert (August 20th) next to Easo Choir. Victor Pablo Pérez will occupy the podium of the Basque National Orchestra (August 21) and will receive the soprano on stage Iwona Sobotka, the tenor Airam Hernandez and the bass Frederic Jost, as well as Orfeón Donostiarra. The National Orchestra of Spain came back (August 25th) from the hand of its titular and artistic director, David Afkham. The violinist will perform with them Leonidas Kavakos.

The symphonic cycle will close the Budapest Festival Orchestra (August 27), with Ivan Fischer on the podium. The program that will be offered in the Kursaal focuses on the repertoire between the 19th and 20th centuries: “The Ox on the Roof Op.58“, from Milhaud, the “Concerto for piano and orchestra in G major“, from Ravel; “Gymnopathy n º1“, from Satie, and the “Galanta Dances“, from Kodaly. Will be at the piano Dejan Lazic. This year the Auditorium will host three recitals: Grigory Sokolov (August 9th), you will play a selection of the “Polish” from Chopin and the “Ten preludes” from Rachmaninov; Y Mitsuko Uchida (August 22) will dedicate a monograph to Schubert, while the violinist Anne-Sophie mother (august 26) It is presented for the first time in the Fortnight with a recital that will have Beethoven as its axis. Access all the programming here.

The Schubertíada de Vilabertran will gather, between the August 12 and 29 to great voices liederistas in this town of Gerona. They are all who are: Matthias Goerne, André Schuen, Katharina Konradi, Christoph Prégardien, Julia Kleiter, Florian Boesch y Konstantin Krimmel, among others. In addition, chamber formations such as the Kebyart Ensemble, the Kallias Set or the Casals Quartet; and pianists like Javier Perianes, Nicholas Angelich O Imogen Cooper. The twenty-ninth edition of the Schubertíada will take place in Vilabertran, Castelló d’Empúries and Vilajuïga. Discover the complete program of the Festival here.

Cap Roig will have a recital of Juan Diego Flórez the July 31st. There are still tickets available ranging between 80 and 130 euros. The tenor, together with the pianist Vicenzo Scalera, debuts on this stage to present a selection of songs and arias by composers such as Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi Y Massenet, among others. Read here the details of the program.

Starlite Marbella. He comes to this list because he will celebrate one of the most anticipated concerts in Malaga, with Placido Domingo as headliner and Ainhoa ​​Arteta as a guest. It will be the august 18th in the auditory. More information here.

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