The last week of the Festival Llums d'Antiga begins with the three final concerts in this edition. The revolutionary harpsichordist Justin Taylor, the refinement of the Sollazzo Ensemble and the magnetism of soprano María Espada will fill two of the most important historical venues in Barcelona with music, the Capella de Santa Àgata and the Monestir de Sant Pau del Camp.
All tickets for these concerts, along with the one presented yesterday by El Gran Teatro del Mundo, have sold out, proof of how well this offering by L'Auditori has been received.
The Festival Llums d'Antiga opened on 4 February with the Ensemble O Vos Omnes, followed by Graindelavoix and El Gran Teatro del Mundo. The fourth date will be tomorrow with harpsichordist Justin Taylor, who will perform works by Domenico Scarlatti, Pare Antoni Soler and György Ligeti, symbolising the joining of hands and dialogue between 18th and 20th century music.
On Thursday 13, the Sollazzo Ensemble will appear for the first time in Barcelona with a series of moralising songs from the late Middle Ages that have won them numerous awards, including the Diapason d’Or 2018. And La Real Cámara conducted by Emilio Moreno with soprano María Espada will close the Festival Llums d'Antiga on Sunday 16 February, presenting a programme commemorating the 350th anniversary of the birth of composer Antonio Caldara. The concert will feature arias from operas that this Italian composer premiered in Barcelona during the War of the Spanish Succession.
10 February 2020
The Festival Llums d'Antiga reaches its halfway mark with all seats sold out
The final three festival concerts will take Justin Taylor, the Sollazzo Ensemble and María Espada to the Capella de Santa Àgata and the Monestir de Sant Pau del Camp: three events that present the impressive emerging and consolidated talent from the European early music scene.