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Director: Joaquim Garrigosa Massana
Manager: Jordi Tort Guals
Sala 1 Pau Casals: 267 m2, 2,199 seats
Sala 2 Oriol Martorell: 130 m2, 586 seats
Sala 3 Tete Montoliu: 200 m2, 358 seats
Sala 4 Alicia de Larrocha: 165 m2, 152 seats
The new season of L’Auditori de Barcelona deepens in the connection between the different series generating transversal huge-scale projects. In this way, the model initiated five years ago is consolidated ranking the coliseum as the Barcelona music centre with stable music seasons of symphonic, early, chamber, new creation, Escenes, modern, jazz and a significant offer for school and family publics. Next season in L’Auditori there will be sixteen world premieres, nineteen national releases and fourteen commissions.
Early Music Season
Jordi Savall will open the season with his Capella Reial de Catalunya with master works of great names of the Baroque and classical periods and the complete symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven which will finish in 2020, at the same time as the 250th anniversary of his death.
Great international ensembles will fill the Sala Pau Casals: the Accademia Bizantina will perform Marc’Antonio e Cleopatra by Johann Adolph Hasse. The season will be the witness of two important debuts in Barcelona, that of the brits Arcangelo, with the Stabat Mater by Pergolesi, and that of the French Ensemble Pygmalion, which will perform the Motets by Bach. RIAS Kammerchor will feature the Requiem by Tomás Luis de Victoria and the world release of the Requiem by Bernat Vivancos. Bach Zum Mitsingen will approach the public to the treasure of the Bach cantatas with the soprano Miriam Feuersinger and the members of the Beca Bach.
Festival Llums d’Antiga
The first edition of the Festival Llums d’Antiga will be held from February 5th to 16th. The programme will bring the earliest repertoires closer and give birth to the forgotten scores of the past. It will concentrate on two guiding lines: ‘L’état c’est moi’, with Luis XIV and the monarchic absolutism and Luther’s Reform. Among the guest performers, L’Auditori will count with Juan de la Rubia (organ) and the poet Manuel Forcano; Jean Rondeau (harpsichord); Lina Tur Bonet (violin) y Kenneth Weiss (harpsichord); Justin Taylor (harpsichord); Vox Luminis; Alternative History; and Accademia del Piacere and Núria Rial.
This will welcome recitals by internationally known soloists like the flute player Emmanuel Pahud, the violinists Janine Jansen and Chad Hoopes, the pianist Lars Vogt, the collaboration between the pianist Brad Mehldau and the tenor Ian Bostridge or the pianist Josep Colom. It will receive the ensembles Apollon Musagete Quartet, the trio Sepec-Zimmermann-Queyras, the Quartet Casals with the pianist Alexander Melkinov, the project Orquestra Da Camera, the Trío Arriaga and the Trio Pedrell, as well as Pablo Heras-Casado conducting the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
Other Schedule Lines
Festival Emergents Barcelona
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The Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona y Nacional de Cataluña
Its artistic project for the 2018-19 season in L’Auditori includes twenty-four stimulating programmes which will allow the public to enjoy the great symphonic repertoire, listen to twelve first auditions and attend five world premieres of Catalonian composers.
This will be the fourth season of maestro Kazushi Ono as principal conductor, who will conduct eight programmes. To lead the remaining symphonic programmes, the orchestra will count with exceptional batons like Kent Nagano, Sylvain Cambreling, Hartmut Haenchen, Xian Zhang and Pinchas Steinberg, with maestro Jan Willem de Vriend as main guest conductor.
The Orchestra will be accompanied by the best international soloists like Piotr Anderszewski, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Joshua Bell, Ray Chen, Gautier Capuçon, Juan Manuel Cañizares and Veronika Eberle, to mention but a few, to offer the public some of the concerts most relevant in the history of music.