The Barcelona Festival of Song reaches its 11th edition

The event will take place from the 25th of June to the 4th of July in the CaixaForum, the National Library of Catalonia, and the University Residence Halls

The 11th edition of the Barcelona Festival of Song will take place from the 25th of June to the 4th of July this year and features a powerful central theme: the role of women in music, or, to be more precise, their role as composers of classical Iberian and Latin American music. The festival programme has been divided among three venues, the CaixaForum, the National Library of Catalonia (BNC) and the University Residence Halls (RESA) on Carrer de l'Hospital.

The festival kicks off on the 25th of June with a concert in the CaixaForum dedicated in its entirety to the figure of the female composer, and in particular that of Terrassa-born Elisenda Fábregas, one of the creators commissioned specifically for this edition of the festival. The other commissioned composer is the Cuban-American José Lezcano, who has created the series Canciones de Ausencia (Songs of Absence) based on the poetry of Patricia Caicedo, the performance of which can be seen in the University Residence Halls (RESA) on the 29th of June.

The festival consists of eight free concerts in the National Library of Catalonia (BNC) and the University Residence Halls featuring musicians from Latin America, the USA and Europe, among them pianist Nikos Stavlas, the Miramar Trio from Puerto Rico, the Trio Palos y Cuerdas from Colombia, the Trio Amici from Brazil and the aforementioned José Lezcano.

A summer course focussing on the study of the history and interpretation of Iberian and Latin American vocal repertoire has been programmed in parallel with the ten days of the festival.

Barcelona Festival of Song

When: from the 25th of June to the 4th of July

Where: different places

Tickets: free entrace, except from the opening concert

More information here

Publication date: Tuesday, 23 June 2015
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