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Cobla Marinada and Cobla Sant Jordi

Cobla Festival


    Part I
    Cobla Marinada and Alfons Reverté (cond.)
    Joan Lamote de Grignon: La Rosa del folló (1908) 5'
    Juli Garreta: Dalt les Gavarres (1922) 5'
    Antoni Ros-Marbà: Festa a ciutat (1957) 5'

    Cobla Sant Jordi - Ciutat de Barcelona and Marcel Sabaté (cond.)
    Joan Magrané: New Work - 9'
    Xavier Pagès-Corella: La roda del temps (2013) 9'
    Manuel Oltra: Montmagastre (1970) 6'

    Part II
    Cobla Marinada and Cobla Sant Jordi - Ciutat de Barcelona
    Fèlix Martínez i Comín: La reina i el trobador (1964) 6'
    Marc Timón: Puigsoliuenca (2007) 5'
    Joaquim Serra: La presó de Lleida (1965) 10'

    Cobla Marinada, Cobla Sant Jordi - Ciutat de Barcelona, Cobla de l’ESMUC and Antoni Ros-Marbà (cond.)
    Eduard Toldrà: La maledicció del Comte Arnau (1926) 4'


    Cobla Marinada
    Alfons Reverté, conductor
    Cobla Sant Jordi – Ciutat de Barcelona
    Marcel Sabaté, conductor
    Cobla de l’ESMUC
    Antoni Ros Marbà, conductor
    Robert Armengol, percussion


The Cobla Marinada, the Cobla Sant Jordi – Ciutat de Barcelona and the ESMUC Cobla will perform together in a celebration of Catalan musical culture, demonstrating the versatility of the Sardana genre and of the cobla band itself. The programme ranges from traditional sardanes, such as  Joan Lamote de Grignon’s Rosa del folló (The Fool’s Rose), which takes its inspiration from folk songs, and Juli Garreta’s Dalt les Gavarres (The Gavarres Heights), through to contemporary works such as La roda del temps (The Wheel of Time), by Xavier Pagès-Corella, an enchanting rhythmic game based on the image of the wheel.

A piece by Joan Magrañé will be premiered in the first half of the concert, and two symphonic works will be performed: Festa a ciutat (Fiesta in the City), by Antoni Ros-Marbà, and Montmagastre, by Manuel Oltra, a work with a pastoral air that evokes the castle of Montmagastre, in Artesa de Segre. The second half of the concert is principally a tribute to Joaquim Serra, first with Puigsoliuenca, a sardana composed by Marc Timón for Serra’s centenary, based on themes from his Puigsoliu, followed by a performance of La presó de Lleida (The Prison of Lleida). The concert will close with Eduard Toldrà’s La maledicció del comte Arnau (The Curse of Count Arnau), a short symphonic poem for three cobla bands inspired by verses by Joan Maragall, which premiered in 1927 at the Palau de la Música Catalana.

    • Saturday 6 May 19:00
  • €15
  • Hall 2 Oriol Martorell
  • Chamber Music

A festival of cobla music to celebrate Catalonia's musical heritage from Juli Garreta, Eduard Toldrà and Joaquim Serra to Xavier Pagès-Corella, Marc Timón and Joan Magrané.

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6 May 2023

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