08 from December - 23 from March
Ordino's new winter musical festival focuses its billing exclusively on classical music.
This winter, save the date for Ordino Classic, a new music competition that takes over from the Narciso Yepes Festival with a series of performances and activities centred exclusively on classical music in the broadest sense of the word. At Ordino Classic, you will find large-scale concerts with soloists and world-renowned musical groups alongside emerging artists whose talent is recognised both nationally, within the Principality of Andorra, and internationally. Various workshops and "musical appetisers" will be held as part of the event, complementing the competition's activities programme, with a total of 16 shows and workshops.
The National Auditorium will host four evening events led by internationally renowned stars and orchestras, grouped under the name "Ski&Concert".
Nocturnes. Jan Lisiecki. This young Canadian pianist will perform, among others, Nocturnes by Chopin, Nachstücke by Schumann and the Gaspard de La Nuit suite by Ravel. Saturday 8 December, at 7:00 p.m.
Rituals. Fronteres espirituals (Spiritual Frontiers). The Cor de Cambra (Chamber Choir) of the Palau de la Música Catalana concert hall, in co-production with the National Classical Orchestra of Andorra, will perform this large-scale concert with a choir, piano and orchestra. Conducted by Xavier Puig and with Gerard Claret as leader, they will perform carefully selected pieces by J.S. Bach, Philip Glass and Arvo Pärt. Saturday 26 January 2019, at 7:00 p.m.
Winterreise (Winter Journey). A cycle of 24 lieder by Franz Schubert, for tenor and piano: conducted by the Andorran Joan Anton Rechi, with Francisco Fernández-Rueda as tenor, and Ruben Fernández Aguirre on piano. The work has been designed especially to be performed at Ordino Classic. Saturday 9 February, at 7:00 p.m.
El amor brujo (The Bewitched Love). Euskal Barrokensemble (Basque Baroque Ensemble). Conducted by Enrique Solinís, this group presents their latest record project: "El amor brujo, essences from the music of Manuel de Falla". It is a cross between flamenco and Andalusian folklore, taking inspiration from folk and jazz, performed with original baroque instruments. Saturday 23 March, at 7:00 p.m.
The National Auditorium will also host the popular traditional New Year concert "Waltzes, polkas and much more", with the National Classical Orchestra of Andorra, conducted by Francesc Prat; Tuesday 1 January, 7:00 p.m. And the Family Concert "La Xacona i el Rigodó ara fan el ball rodó" (a collection of baroque and Catalan traditional music dance), presented by Cia Xuriach: Sunday 24 February, at 12 noon.
The Young Emerging Artists' programme is made up of two concerts: Dissemblances (Dissimilarities), with Carolina Bartumeu playing violoncello and Silvia Noagles on guitar, Sunday 20 January. And Llaços sobre l'Atlàntic (Ribbons over the Atlantic), with Luis Alejandro García Pérez on guitar; Sunday 10 March. Both shows take place at the Ordino parish church, at 12 noon.
In addition to the National Auditorium and the parish church, Ordino Classic will also be held at other venues, such as the Ordino-Arcalís ski resort, various hotel establishments and the Estudi Sociocultural Centre.
Tickets for Ordino Classic are on sale online (www.ordinoclassic.com) and at the Ordino Tourist Office. Prices range from 5 to 35 euros.
The full programme and more information are available on the official website and at the Ordino Tourist Office. Tel.: (+376) 878 173:
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