L’Auditori de Barcelona to reopen its doors to the public on 4 December

19-Nov-2020 – Aleix Palau

L’Auditori de Barcelona continues its live performances on L’Auditori Digital. It will also be reopening its doors to the general public on 4 December and to schools on 1 December.

Itsevents in the presence of an audience will recommence on 1 December with productions for schools of Ma, me, mi Mozart! and The OBC Dances Ravel as part of L’Auditori’s Educational Project, provided that restrictions are lifted. Likewise, on 4 December, it will be the turn of Lina & Raül Refree as part of the Sit Back cycle, with the presentation of their new joint album, which stands out for the beauty of its new take on fado through the use of piano and analogue synthesizers.

This weekend, from the comfort of your home, you can enjoy In Seven Days: a concert by the OBC featuring a performance of the work of the same name by Thomas Adès, this season’s guest composer at L’Auditori de Barcelona. The concert–which will be streamed live on L’Auditori Digital tomorrow, Friday 20, at 7 pm–will be conducted by Josep Caballé Domenech, one of Catalonia’s most internationally acclaimed conductors, accompanied by pianist Neus Estarellas. The programme will be rounded off by two magnificent symphonic works: Overture, Scherzo and Finale by Robert Schumann and Four Symphonic Interludes from the opera Intermezzo by Richard Strauss.

On Saturday 21 at 7.30 pm, it will be the turn of the Barcelona Symphony Band, with a programme not to be missed. Under the direction of conductor José Rafael Pascual-Vilaplana, the concert will feature the amazing jazz trio made up of pianist Marco Mezquida, saxophone player Ernesto Aurignac and drummer Ramon Prats. This is definitely one of the most fascinating groups on the Spanish jazz scene.

Next week, pianist Javier Perianes will take part in the concert Ramifications by the OBC, which was initially to have featured pianist Khatia Buniatishvilli. The concert will be streamed live27 November at 7 pm en > on L’Auditori Digital. Conducted by Ludovic Morlot, the programme will open with Concert for Piano No. 23 by Mozart, a work that stands out for its maturity and magnificent lyricism. Two works by the 20th century’s leading Hungarian composers, Béla Bartók and György Ligeti, will also be performed, in the first case Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta and, in the second, Ramifications for String Orchestra. The programme will round off with the premiere of Homenaje a Ligeti (Homage to Ligeti) by Sofía Martínez.

The concert by Xavi Torres on 27 November and the choir concert by Veus-Cor Infantil Amics de la Unió, A Ceremony of Carols, scheduled for 3 December have been postponed. New dates will be announced shortly.

Ticket-holders affected by cancellations will be sent an e-mail by L’Auditori de Barcelona with instructions on how to change their ticket or get a refund.

L’Auditori Digital for just €1
Following the initial weeks of its creation, over 1,900 people from five continents subscribed to L’Auditori Digital. This figure highlights theinternational interest that this platform–the first of its kind in Spain–has aroused.

In addition to Spanish subscribers, L’Auditori Digital has also been joined by significant numbers of people from France, Germany, the United States, Switzerland, the UK, the Netherlands, Singapore and Australia, among others, and its followers continue to grow.

To make the platform more accessible and extend its coverage, during this initial stage, L’Auditori de Barcelona has decidedto extend the special subscription offer of paying just €1 for L’Auditori Digital for the first month until 15 December, with unlimited access to everything on the online platform. At the end of the promotion, the monthly subscription will be priced at €7.90. Alternatively, single concerts are also available for €3.90, either streamed live or selected from its online catalogue.


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