Aleix Palau | 6 May 2020

L'Auditori and the OBC take Barcelona beach to the whole of Europe via Facebook

Tomorrow at 8 pm, the beach concert from 30 June 2018 will be streamed on the Facebook ‎pages of the leading auditoriums in Europe. Álvaro Albiach conducts the music of Bernstein, ‎Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, Britten and de Falla.‎

Tomorrow, will see the Sant Sebastià beach in Barcelona as the setting for ‎the streamed concert to Europe by the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, ‎which it performed there on 30 June 2018.‎

The streaming will take place simultaneously on the Facebook pages of the leading ‎concert halls in Europe thanks to the project Music of the Day from ‎Europe’s Concert Halls, launched by ECHO with the aim of giving the general ‎public the opportunity to enjoy music whilst venues are closed.‎

The 2018 beach concert attracted some 14,000 people and was ‎‎conducted by Álvaro Albiach performing music such as ‎‎Somewhere from Bernstein’s West Side Story, ‎‎Cuban Overture by George Gershwin, The Nutcracker by ‎Tchaikovsky, Mont Juic by Britten and the Sombrero de tres picos ‎by Manuel de Falla, along with others.‎

Since the launch of Music of the Day from Europe’s Concert Halls, L'Auditori has ‎streamed spectacular concerts such as the one from the Sagrada Família that introduced us ‎to Kazushi Ono as principal conductor of the OBC, as well as a selection of other symphonic ‎and jazz pieces.‎

Amongst the seventeen concert halls participating in the project is the ‎Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna, Het Concertgebouw in ‎Amsterdam, Konserthuset in Stockholm, the BOZAR in Brussels, the Town Hall and Symphony ‎Hall in Birmingham, the Müpa in Budapest, the Konzerthaus in Dortmund and the Palau de la ‎Música Catalana.‎