A day to commemorate Pau Casals

The second annual Pau Casals Day will feature a concert in Turó Park

Famous especially as a cellist, Pau Casals was one of the leading Catalan musicians, teachers and composers of his generation. To commemorate his figure and work, Barcelona City Council decided last year to make the 16th of May Pau Casals Day, coinciding with the day in 1934 when the city declared him to be a “favourite son” and awarded him the city medal, while, at the same time, naming the Avenue that runs by Turo Park in his honour.

And, at 8pm on 16th of June,  Turo Park will be the venue for the main act in the celebrations of Pau Casals Day – Ciutat de Barcelona, an initiative of the Pau Casals Foundation featuring a concert by some of the city’s most important musical ensembles.

The concert will also feature the actor Pere Arquillué who will lend his voice to the musical texts; the Orquestra Xavier Montsalvatge of the Institut Escola Artístic Oriol Martorell, who will interpret Vistes al mar by Eduard Toldrà; the Banda Municipal de Barcelona, playing a selction of pieces from Himne de les Nacions by Pau Casals; and, finally, an orechestra of cellos conducted by Antoni Ros-Marb interpreting Sant Martí del Canigó and the ever-popular Cant dels Ocells, Casals’ most famous piece of music. The event will conclude with a floral offering at the monument to the composer.

 

Pau Casals Day
When: 16 JUne
Where: Turó Park
Price: Free
Additional information is available from the Pau Casals Foundation Website

Publication date: Tuesday, 14 June 2016
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