The La Mercè festivities are back, and take the form of a giant showcase for local music and talent. The Barcelona Symphony Orchestra and the Barcelona Symphonic Band will of course be there, keeping their traditional appointment with the city.
Once again this year, the two ensembles will take to the stage in the Nou Barris district’s Plaça Major. The Band will perform on Wednesday, 23 September; and the OBC’s turn will be on Saturday, 26 September.
The Band will take you on a journey through both Catalan and world composers led by the ensemble’s principal conductor, José R. Pascual-Vilaplana. Works by Gershwin and Cesarini will be performed alongside pieces by Pep Ventura and Enric Casals, among others.
As for the OBC, Kazushi Ono will conduct a programme with a strong Catalan presence and featuring music by two of our greatest composers: Ferran Sor and Carles Baguer. The programme will be completed by Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony.
Unlike other years, tickets for this edition will be limited and must be booked in advance through the La Mercè website.
Barcelona’s Museu de la Música will also take part in the city’s Festa Major [annual festival] with an open day on Thursday, 24 September, providing a rare opportunity to enjoy one of the best collections of musical instruments on the continent.
L’Auditori de Barcelona is offering 15% off tickets for the autumn programme until 24 September.
Aleix Palau | 10 September 2020
The Barcelona Symphonic Band, the OBC and the Museu de la Música join La Mercè 2020 festivities
Tickets must be booked on the La Mercè website.