Aleix Palau | 24 March 2020

Almost 90,000 people enjoy the first ‎Music of the Day from Europe’s Concert Halls ‏concert that will ‎take the OBC to the leading music venues in Europe tomorrow

For the first time, and in a simultaneous and synchronised manner, the project presents a ‎daily concert on Facebook from one of Europe’s top music venues. Tomorrow at 8 pm it is ‎L’Auditori’s turn, and it will present a concert by the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra with ‎Kazushi Ono recorded at the Sagrada Família.‎

Yesterday, around 90,000 people from across Europe enjoyed the first concert on Facebook ‎of the Music of the Day from Europe’s Concert Halls project, ‎that has been launched by ECHO, an association comprising the most ‎prestigious concert halls on our continent, and in which L'Auditori is taking ‎part.‎

Yesterday’s concert, with Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra at Het ‎Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, marked the start of several broadcasts that will be ‎offered every day at 8 pm from one of the ECHO members’ concert halls and which ‎can viewed simultaneously each day on the Facebook pages of the participating institutions. ‎

Tomorrow, Wednesday 25 March at 8 pm, it is L’Auditori’s turn, and it will ‎present the concert that the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra performed at the ‎Sagrada Família in Barcelona on 20 September 2015 and which marked the début of ‎Kazushi Ono as the orchestra’s principal conductor. ‎

The programme for this week is as follows:‎

Tuesday 24: Konserthuset Stockholm | Schumann’s Symphony No. 3‎
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra · Sakari Oramo
Wednesday 25: L’Auditori | Vivancos, Takemitsu and Mozart at the ‎Sagrada Família
Barcelona Symphony Orchestra · Kazushi Ono
Thursday 26: Elbphilharmonie Hamburg | Arvo Pärt Programme‎
Tallinn Chamber Orchestra · Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir · Tõnu Kaljuste
Friday 27: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lisbon | Stravinsky’s ‎Petrushka ‎
Gulbenkian Orchestra · Leo Hussain
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The aim of Music of the Day from Europe’s Concert Halls is to ensure that people ‎can enjoy high-quality music from their homes for as long as the lockdown ‎measures remain in place. Alongside L’Auditori, some of the other ECHO concert ‎hall members participating in the simultaneous broadcasts are the Elbphilharmonie in ‎Hamburg, Het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the London Barbican, Konserthuset in ‎Stockholm, the BOZAR in Brussels, the Town Hall and Symphony Hall in Birmingham, the ‎Müpa in Budapest, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, Sage Gateshead, the Palau ‎de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, the Casa da Música in Oporto, the Megaron Athens, the ‎Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Konzerthaus in Dortmund and the Philharmonie in Cologne.‎
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With the ECHO Facebook concerts, L’Auditori reaffirms its local and international ‎commitment to bring music and culture to everyone, and takes its ‎‎dedication to digital formats one step further with undertakings such as ‎this and the platform L'Auditori at home.