The second edition of the Festival Llums d'Antiga, organised by L'Auditori in various historical locations around the city of Barcelona, drew to a close on Sunday with a concert by soprano María Espada and La Real Cámara.
Between 4 and 16 February, the Festival welcomed 1,200 spectators over the six concerts and enjoyed an average attendance rate of 83.6%, 3.6% higher than last year.
The Festival opened with Ensemble O Vos Omnes, followed by concerts from Graindelavoix, El Gran Teatro del Mundo, Justin Taylor, Sollazzo Ensemble and María Espada. These took place at L'Auditori, the Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi, the Capella de Santa Àgata and the Monestir de Sant Pau del Camp, with the final four being sell outs.
This year, the Festival Llums d'Antiga continued the spirit of bringing repertoires and performers to audiences outside conventional concert halls. Under the title “Freedom. Between Chaos and Order”, it was staged within the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, the figure that has been the starting point for exploring the idea of personal and artistic freedom.
Amongst the various historic venues that hosted the concerts, mention should be made of the inclusion, for the first time, of the Monestir de Sant Pau del Camp.
Now, the Festival Llums d'Antiga makes way for the Festival Emergents Barcelona, L'Auditori’s celebrated date with new local and international talent where, from 8 to 17 March, 200 artists will perform 20 concerts over 10 days.
Aleix Palau | 20 February 2020
The Festival Llums d'Antiga ends its second edition featuring six outstanding concerts to great public acclaim
With an average attendance rate of 83.6%, the Festival hosted 1,200 spectators with sell outs for four of the six concerts.