Music in the Parks

Music in the Parks

Music in the Parks includes 50 free concerts around thirty green spaces in the city and is on from 7 June to 31 August.

Music in the Parks includes 50 free concerts around thirty green spaces in the city and is on from 7 June to 31 August. A way of enjoying nature and music in the city. Check out the programme in the BCN Guide.

Music in the Parks includes 50 free concerts around thirty green spaces in the city and is on from 7 June to 31 August. A way of enjoying nature and music in the city.  

Every year the city’s green spaces fill with music thanks to the Music in the Parks initiative. 

This series of summer concerts started fifteen years ago with the aim of offering quality music for all sectors of the public and boosting the presence of young musicians. At the same time, the initiative aims to build on the potential of parks as recreational and community spaces on summer evenings.

This year’s edition of Music in the Parks includes fifty concerts in different styles, such as classical music, jazz, blues and choral offerings from music schools and orchestras.  The musicians and performers taking part have been chosen by this year’s jury and will be offering concerts in a small format, with formations of up to a maximum of four musicians. All musicians taking part are aged between 16 and 35.

Municipal music schools will once again feature, with the aim of highlighting their work of educating a significant number of musicians who go on to study at higher music schools.

Featured concerts

The season kicks off on 10 June with The Hanfris Quartet performing at 9 pm in the Parc de la Barceloneta.

Prior to the start of the Music in the Parks season, two special concerts will be given by the municipal music school from the Eixample district, with performances from the Banda Olodum and the Banda Ventsonats, followed by the Banda Bentocats from the municipal music school in Sant Andreu, on 7 and 9 June respectively in the Parc de la Ciutadella at 8 pm.

As part of the celebrations for World Music Day on 21 June there will also be a performance by the Combo from the Can Fargues municipal music school and The Soul Titoo’s Trio at the Jardins de Can Fargues at 9 pm.

The 2017 edition of Music in the Parks rounds off at the Parc del Clot, with a concert by Monica Green at 9 pm.

Guided tours

In a city like Barcelona, green spaces are urban lungs which act as leisure and recreational sites as well as helping regulate the temperature and diminish noise pollution. They are also the home of varied flora and fauna.

In order to promote the social and environmental benefits of parks and gardens, this year we have stepped up the number of guided tours prior to the concerts, one in each district to be precise. That means a chance for people to get a greater understanding of the history and biodiversity of these sites, as well as learn interesting facts which are sure to surprise.

The guided tours will be conducted prior to the Music in the Parks concerts and are limited to 35 people (prior registration is required). Anyone wishing to book a place should use the following link: http://ajuntament.barcelona.cat/lafabricadelsol/inscripcions/

Tour visitors should be at the start point ten minutes before the tour starts.

Music in the Parks

Music in the Parks includes 50 free concerts around thirty green spaces in the city and is on from 7 June to 31 August.

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Music in the Parks summer concerts

Music in the Parks offers the public a cycle of free classical music, jazz, blues and choral to perform in the city's green spaces during the summer nights. The cycle enables gardens and parks to become spaces for positive community interaction, culture and leisure surrounded by nature.

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