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Aleix Palau | 6 September 2021

L’Auditori is warming up for the start of the 2021-22 season

The Barcelona Symphony Orchestra kickstarts the season on 17 September accompanied by ‎cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and under the baton of Duncan Ward. ‎
Capacity will be increased to 70% in L’Auditori’s four halls from the beginning of the season.‎

L’Auditori is warming up for the start of the 2021-22 season

L’Auditori de Barcelona is getting ready to open the 2021-22 season with a cross-cutting ‎programme that includes all music genres and which, with Love and Hate ‎as the main theme, puts the focus on the great international composers, new creations and ‎the development of L’Auditori’s permanent ensembles: the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra ‎and the Barcelona Symphony Band. ‎

The OBC will open the season on Friday 17 September accompanied by ‎‎cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and under the baton of Duncan Ward. One of ‎the highlights of the programme will be the performance of Elgar’s ‎‎Cello Concerto and the world premiere of ‎‎U, by Bernat Vivancos, this season’s guest ‎composer. The concert will be completed by the work that gives its name to the ‎programme, a selection of pieces from Romeo and Juliet, by ‎‎Prokofiev. ‎

After performing its traditional concerts for the city in September and October, the ‎‎Symphony Band will begin its season on 24 October ‎with a programme centred around El amor brujo (Love, the ‎Magician), by Manuel de Falla, which will be conducted by José R. ‎Pascual-Vilaplana and will feature singer Esperanza Fernández. ‎

On 17 September, the day the OBC season is launched, audiences will have a chance to see ‎the first performance of Pairidaeza, which had to be ‎postponed in the summer. The show forms part of the Escenes cycle and ‎is jointly produced by L’Auditori and the Grec Festival, with direction by Marina ‎Herlop.‎

Jordi Savall, who celebrates his 80th birthday this year, will kick off the ‎‎ Música Antiga season by continuing with his highly successful direction of ‎‎Beethoven’s symphonic cycle. On ‎‎7 October it will be the turn of the Sixth ‎and Seventh symphonies. ‎

The Chamber Music season will open with a strong commitment ‎to Catalan musical heritage and the performance of vocal works by Robert Gerhard , featuring ‎‎soprano María Hinojosa and mezzo-soprano Anna Alàs i Jové. This concert ‎is linked to a record project involving L’Auditori, which we will talk more about soon.‎

On 21 October the Sit Back cycle gets underway with ‎indie folk heavyweights Kings of Convenience who will fill Sala 1, Pau Casals ‎in this sold out concert.‎

In terms of capacity capacity, L’Auditori de Barcelona will continue to ‎ensure the well-being of audiences and performers and will maintain the safety ‎measures established by the competent authorities. As from September, ‎L’Auditori will increase its capacity to 70% in its four halls.

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