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Aleix Palau | 4 February 2021

Juanjo Mena, Maria João Pires and Nuno Coelho join L’Auditori de Barcelona’s winter season

Due to international travel restrictions, L’Auditori de Barcelona is making some changes to the music and artists featured in some of its concerts.

Juanjo Mena, Maria João Pires and Nuno Coelho join L’Auditori de Barcelona’s winter season


As a result of European travel restrictions and other reasons relating to the pandemic, L’Auditori de Barcelona has made some changes to its programmes for the next few weeks.

Regarding the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, the Portuguese conductor Nuno Coelho will replace Kerem Hasan on the weekend of 12, 13 and 14 February. This young conductor will therefore be performing with the OBC for the second time this season, after conducting the programme Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) to great acclaim last October. The programme itself will remain unchanged with one exception: the overture of Carl Maria von Weber’s opera Der Freischütz (The Marksman) will be performed instead of Gustav Mahler’s Blumine (Goddess of Flowers) as originally announced.

Similarly, Juanjo Mena, one of the most internationally renowned Spanish conductors, will once again lead the OBC on 6 and 7 March replacing maestro Leonard Slatkin.

As for the Ibercàmera International Orchestra Season, the concert due to be given by the pianist Martha Argerich and the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra on 15 February has been replaced by a programme featuring the pianist Maria João Pires and the Orquestra Da Camera. This will be held on the same day, 15 February, in L’Auditori de Barcelona’s Hall 1, Pau Casals.

As regards Música de Cambra, the Z.E.N. Trio has cancelled the concert they were due to give on 1 March in L’Auditori de Barcelona’s Hall 2, Oriol Martorell.

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