Bachcelona: a musical tribute to Bach

From 21 to 26 July, the city is set to be taken over by concerts featuring works by the great German composer

While no excuse is needed to celebrate the work of one of the most prestigious composers in the history of music, a festival is always a good occasion to invite key figures on the international scene to take part in a tribute to a unique genius. Barchelona is back for its fourth annual edition with a programme that is as diverse as the music of Bach himself.

Among the highlights of the festival is a are a grand cantata at the church of Santa Maria del Pi (23 July), an initiative by Pau Jorquera and Daniel Tarrida, two of the directors of Bachcelona. The aim of this session is to interpret Bach’s religious songs in a participative format.

Stand-out guests among the international musicians invited to the festival include the prestigious organist Ton Koopman (21 July) who will be at the centre of the event in a small format concert at L'Auditori with the participation of Tini Mathot on harpsichord, accompanied by the baritone Klaus Mertens. One of the off-beat attractions of this year’s edition is Bach is Back at Jamboree (24 July), a fusion style concert that mixes African percussion and violin music.

Publication date: Monday, 18 July 2016
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