RENAUD I GAUTIER CAPUÇON, LUCAS DEBARGUE, JAN LISIEKI, LEIF OVE ANDSNES, FRANK PETER ZIMMERMANN, DANIEL HOPE, JULIA HAGEN, STEVEN ISSERLIS, NÚRIA RIAL, SÍLVIA PÉREZ, ANNA PROHASKA, SARAH ARISTIDOU, ALEXANDRA LOWE, QUARTET CASALS, QUARTET TACAKS, QUARTET MODIGLIANI, QUARTET APOLLON MUSAGÈTE, JANINE JANSEN, DENIS KOZHUKIN, PACHO FLORES, STEPHANIE CHILDRESS, JUKKA-PEKKA SARASTE, ANDRÉS OROZCO-ESTRADA, TEODOR CURRENTZIS, JORDI SAVALL, RYOJI IKEDA, PETER EVANS, BARRY GUY, MATS GUSTAFSON, TARTA RELENA, OSO LEONE, ANNA ANDREU, MARCO MEZQUIDA, RAMON PRATS, TYSHAWN SOREY, IRENE REIG, JAVIER COLINA, RAYNALD COLOM, DANIEL FERRUZ AND MANY MORE.

L'Auditori presents "(Against) Nature" (2024-2025 season), the second part of the two-season diptych which began with "Power or Revolt" (2023-2024 season). The new season at L'Auditori reflects on the links between artistic creation and nature, and presents the programme as a journey that explores the relationship between human beings and nature, from ancient times to contemporary society.

This is a relationship that we can observe in two complementary ways. On the one hand, nature serves as a source of inspiration for musical creation, encompassing everything from impressionism and programme music to contemporary soundscapes, a journey that features iconic pieces likeAlpina de Strauss, la “Pastoral” de Beethoven o La mer de Debussy.

On the other hand, we see the conflict between human beings and nature. Our exploration of the opposing dynamics of human beings and natural processes will take us from the electronic music of Ryoji Ikeda, which plays with the human perception of the space-time concept, to Brian Eno's Music for Airports, a foundational piece of ambient music.

BARCELONA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (OBC)

THE SOUL OF L’AUDITORI: GREAT SYMPHONIC MUSIC

This will be Ludovic Morlot's third season at the helm of the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra (OBC), with Stephanie Childress as principal guest conductor. As usual, the maestro will be accompanied by some of his regular travelling companions, internationally renowned artists such as brothers Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, pianists Lucas Debargue, Jan Lisiecki and Leif Ove Andsnes, violinists Frank Peter Zimmermann and Daniel Hope, and cellist Steven Isserlis.

L’Auditori has celebrated 25 years as the city of Barcelona’s great symphony hall and will continue to be a meeting place for the music-loving public. During this season, Hall 1 Pau Casals will be the venue for major works from the great symphonic repertoire, such as Strauss's Alpine Symphony, Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony and Debussy's La Mer (The Sea), and other works of great magnitude which one rarely has the opportunity to enjoy live, such as the ballet Daphnis et Chloé by Maurice Ravel, and Béla Bartók’s two ballets The Wooden Prince and The Miraculous Mandarin.

Ludovic Morlot dirigint l'OBC
Ludivic Morlot dirigint l’OBC

CATALAN MUSICAL HERITAGE IN OUR DNA

After a season in which the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra's music director, Ludovic Morlot, included works by leading Catalan composers in every single one of his programmes, L’Auditori's commitment to Catalan music continues. This season, L’Auditori is programming 51 heritage works, ranging from Mompou, Monsalvatge and Toldrà, through José Río-Pareja - one of the season's outstanding composers - Helena Cánovas and Salvador Brotons, to Sílvia Lanao and Sergi Puig Serna. One of the most important events of the season is the performance and subsequent recording of Robert Gerhard's violin and harpsichord concertos.

L’Auditori is also once again programming performances by a selection of leading Catalan artists, such as Cuarteto Casals, soprano Núria Rial and the inimitable Sílvia Pérez Cruz.

OUTSTANDING COMPOSERS

L’Auditori embraces every facet of musical modernity, as well as promoting creative work. In a season with 15 world premieres, 18 national premieres and 11 special commissions, the focus is on two outstanding figures with complementary profiles: the Swedish composer Lisa Streich and the Catalan composer José Río-Pareja, whose works range from chamber music to large-scale symphonic music.

OBC SEASON

L’OBC sota la direcció de Marta Gardolinska

NEW OBC RECORDINGS

MAURICE RAVEL’S COMPLETE ORCHESTRAL WORKS

After a first season of 20 recordings, work on the L'Auditori recording label project will continue throughout the 2024-2025 season. The Barcelona Symphony Orchestra (OBC) and Ludovic Morlot have begun the extraordinary project of recording the complete orchestral works of Maurice Ravel. The first of six orchestral CDs has already been released, including Le Tombeau de Couperin, Ma mère l'Oye and Pavane pour une infante défunte. The next five discs will be recorded between now and the end of 2025 at L'Auditori under the supervision of prestigious English music producer Mike George.

An international group of renowned musicologists and artists, all of whom are acknowledged experts in this repertoire, launched the Ravel Edition project and together they form a reading committee that brings its experience and knowledge to the revision and publication of the French composer's scores. Ludovic Morlot is a member of this committee alongside artists such as François-Xavier Roth, George Benjamin and Cristian Mӑcelaru, among others.

CATALAN MUSIC AND WOMEN COMPOSERS

In addition to the Ravel project, the L’Auditori label is expanding its catalogue with recordings of Catalan music and works by women composers. The Catalan music series already includes an album of songs for voice and orchestra by Robert Gerhard, a monographic album by Bernat Vivancos, conducted by Ludovic Morlot, as well as several digital releases of works commissioned from composers Miquel Oliu, Pablo Carrascosa Llopis, Luis Codera Puzo and Octavi Rumbau, and premiered by the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. During this season, several physical discs with the works of Joan Magrané and Hèctor Parra will be recorded and released.

The women composers series, which began with the publication of orchestral music by Núria Giménez-Comas and Sofía Martínez, has continued with the digital single La donna by the Canadian composer Cassandra Miller, and a monographic album by Raquel García-Tomás will be recorded in 2025. La donna de la compositora canadenca Cassandra Miller i creixerà amb un àlbum monogràfic de Raquel García-Tomás que s’enregistrarà el gener de 2025.

José R. Pascual-Vilaplana dirigint la BMB
José R. Pascual-Vilaplana dirigint la BMB

BARCELONA SYMPHONIC BAND

MASTERPIECES OF THE ORIGINAL BAND REPERTOIRE

Nature as a source of inspiration will offer us a musical journey which, in the case of the Barcelona Symphonic Band, under the baton of conductor José R. Pascual-Vilaplana, will be full of iconic works such as Respighi's Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome) or Garreta's Suite empordanesa, and will even take us to unexplored places, with works such as Abraham Cupeiro's Pangea, which draws on the sounds of ancestral instruments from different parts of the world.

The Band's programme for the 24/25 season will reflect such important anniversaries as the 90th anniversary of the birth of Valencian composer Amando Blanquer Ponsoda, the first centenary of the death of Puccini and the 150th anniversary of the death of Bizet. It will also include the premieres of works by composers including José María Sánchez-Verdú, David Moliner, Pacho Flores, Eduardo Betes and Ricardo Mollá, with a band version of his FinisterrAI.

One of the highlights of the season takes place on 23 March 2025, when L’Auditori will mark the centenary of the concert at which Richard Strauss conducted the BMB in Plaça Sant Jaume. That event, of which we have a photographic record, will be commemorated by a fresh performance of Death and Transfiguration and the premiere of Barcelona 1925, by Eduardo Betes.

BENCHMARK RECORDINGS

The BMB is one of the most outstanding stable wind orchestras on the international scene. In 2021, together with maestro José R. Pascual-Vilaplana, the BMB embarked on a recording project in association with the renowned German producer Markus Heiland, which includes great works from the band repertoire with international composers such as Philip Sparke, Franco Cesarini and Bert Appermont, heritage works with recordings by composers Miquel Asins Arbó, Carles Suriñach and Amando Blanquer Ponsoda, and newly written pieces by contemporary composers such as Fayos-Jordán, Xavier Pagès–Corella, Albert Guinovart and Salvador Brotons. A reference corpus of band music that will be further developed during this new season by the L’Auditori label.

BMB SEASON

Janine Jansen
Janine Jansen

CHAMBER MUSIC

QUARTET BIENNALE

This season the Quartet Biennale will mark the beginning of the chamber music season. On this occasion, the more canonical repertoire of quartets by Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms will be combined with new compositions by Caroline Shaw, Judith Weir and Krzysztof Penderecki. Quartet Gerhard will perform the world premiere of Vers l'infinit by Ramon Humet, and the Biennale will also feature other internationally renowned groups such as the Modigliani Quartet and the Apollon Musagète Quartet.

INTOCABLES

From February onwards, the Intocables (Untouchables) cycle will return, inviting internationally renowned soloists linked to the OBC to show a more intimate side: that of chamber music performers, without the orchestra in the background. Catalan pianist Alba Ventura and Mallorcan violinist Francisco Fullana will present a repertoire that includes Enric Granados, Joan Manén and Salvador Brotons, while Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes will explore the work of Edvard Grieg and Geirr Tveitt, two key composers from his country. Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin, well known to the audience at L’Auditori, will play a duet with Dutch violinist Janine Jansen, in a programme featuring Johannes Brahms. And violinist Augustin Hadelich, already familiar to audiences in Hall 1, will appear in a smaller format, performing Bach's second and third partitas.

CHAMBER MUSIC SEASON

Jordi Savall
Jordi Savall

EARLY MUSIC

JORDI SAVALL. EL SO ORIGINAL

The great diversity of music embraced by L’Auditori will take us from newly composed works to early music, with a season in which maestro Jordi Savall, following his successful project dedicated to Beethoven's symphonies, will continue to explore the historicist interpretation of the great Romantic composers, with Schumann, Schubert and Bruckner, and will tackle Mozart's wonderful Mass in C minor.

LLUMS D’ANTIGA

The new edition of the much-acclaimed Festival Llums d'Antiga includes important heritage recovery projects, such as the inaugural concert with the Baroque orchestra Vespres d'Arnadí conducted by Dani Espasa, in which we can listen to Carles Baguer's forgotten oratorio El hijo pródigo (The Prodigal Son, 1807). The festival programme will also include a performance of the Requiem for four voices by Joan Cererols, with the Cor Cererols conducted by Marc Díaz, and a concert by soprano María Hinojosa with The Ministers of Pastime, conducted by Francesco Corti.

EARLY MUSIC SEASON

© Dawid LaskowkiMariam Rezaei
Mariam Rezaei

NEW WORK

FESTIVAL SUBSÒNIC

RYOJI IKEDA, TRISTAN PERICH, BRIAN ENO, ELLEN ARKBRO, MARIAM REZAEI, KMRU

Following the resounding success of the first edition, the second Festival Subsònic is here, specially designed for audiences interested in avant-garde music and arts. The second edition will be packed with undisputed stars of the genre, including an opening performance by Ryoji Ikeda and a finale dedicated to Brian Eno, as well as concerts by Hanne Lippard, Ellen Arkbro and Hampus Lindwall, Mariam Rezaei and KMRU, among others.

SUBSÒNIC PROGRAMME

FESTIVAL MIXTUR

PETER EVANS, DECODER ENSEMBLE, BARRY GUY, JORDINA MILLÀ, MATS GUSTAFSSON, RAMON PRATS, ENSEMBLE CONTAINER

L’Auditori continues to support projects featuring avant-garde music, one of which is Festival Mixtur. Once again, L’Auditori is one of the main venues for this event, hosting concerts by the Ensemble Container and its mechanical music, and the Decoder Ensemble, which will present works by Alexander Schubert.

A newly created programme that will also focus on free improvisation, with leading figures in the genre including Peter Evans, Barry Guy and Mats Gustafsson, among many others.

MIXTUR PROGRAMME

© Camille Walsh PhotographyThe Necks
The Necks

JAZZ & POP

SESSIONS

THE NECKS, MARCO MEZQUIDA I CHICUELO, TYSHAWN SOREY TRIO, ASTRIO, JAVIER COLINA

We will also be celebrating the second jazz marathon, which proposes a generational journey through the country's talent, from young saxophonist Irene Reig to established figures on the circuit such as Javier Colina, and including trumpeter Raynald Colom and pianist Daniel Ferruz.

SESSIONS SEASON

SIT BACK

OSO LEONE, TARTA RELENA, TERRY RILEY, ENSEMBLE DEDALUS, ANNA ANDREU, MAR PUJOL

SIT BACK SEASON

Kebyar. Músiques del Gamelan de Bali
Concert “Kebyar”

museu de la música

EXHIBITIONS

Two major temporary exhibitions are taking place at the Museu de la Música, reflecting its role as a centre for exploration and thought on the world of music and sound. The exhibitions take two different approaches to the relationship between history and music, and the role of imaginaries in social, cultural and material ruptures and transformations.

The programme of temporary exhibitions also explores a diverse range themes including the importance of legacies from the recent past, such as the life and work of Carles Santos, the archives of the Contemporary Music Documentation and Dissemination Centre (Centre de Documentació i Difusió de la Música Contemporània) in Barcelona, and the tangible and intangible legacy of the song of the Majorales del Roser.

TRÀNSITS

Cultural diversity through music will also find its place in the third edition of Trànsits, focusing on the liturgical, religious and commemorative rituals of the different communities present in Barcelona, in which music is a central element.

GUITARS

Visitors can enjoy the richness of the Museum's unique guitar collection through a monthly series of informal, small-format concerts featuring the outstanding guitar players of the moment.

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Concert “Tutti Fan Piu”

EDUCATIONAL PROJECT

One of L’Auditori’s flagship projects, and a European benchmark, is its ongoing series of activities for children, embracing the diversity of the music its concerts feature. In addition to the projects that have made it a success, such as "Handel & Friends", "Ma Me Mi... Mozart!" and "Monstres", there will be a brand new show by the BMB called "Bandàstic", based on the world of the clown, with music ranging from classical to contemporary, encouraging children to appreciate its humour, poetry and emotions, under the musical direction of José R. Pascual-Vilaplana with stage management by Guillem Albà.

FAMILY SEASON

SCHOOL SEASON

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