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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.‎

The Festival Llums d'Antiga reaches its halfway mark with all seats sold out

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.‎

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