National Auditorium Season

NATIONAL AUDITORIUM2018 SEASON

13 from January - 28 from June

The new National Auditorium Season is consolidating its format this year with nine musical performances.

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National Auditorium Music Season is opting for the long-duration format, with an open and eclectic programme featuring well-established national and international artists of outstanding quality.

This January to June, join the musical evenings at the Auditorium in Ordino.

2018 Season Programme
13 January. Silenci. [Silence] A concert from the ‘Retrats. Músics. Andorra’ project [‘Portraits. Musicians. Andorra.’ project], which combines artists from a variety of musical styles and trends, with versions of songs the Andorran young musical collective imagination considers its own. From the gojos of Meritxell traditionally sung to the Virgin Mary or the saints, to the sardana ‘L’Andorrana’ by the master Roure, and even including some songs from Eurovision. Silenci will bring a large segment of the Andorran music scene to the National Auditorium.

27 January. Michel Legrand Trio. Pianist, composer and arranger Michel Legrand will be visiting with the other members of his trio, Pierre Boussaguet (double bass) and François Laizeau (drums). Legrand is a musical legend, a celebrity of cinema and jazz, with three Oscars among his awards: in 1969 for the best original song for The Thomas Crown Affairwith ‘The Windmills of Your Mind’; in 1972 for the best soundtrack for Summer of ’42; and in 1984 for the best soundtrack for Yentl. In the course of his career he has worked with jazz legends such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Bill Evans and Ben Webster, as well as other big names from the world of music, from Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra to Jamie Callum, Madeleine Peyroux, Keith Richards and Sting, to name a few. An unmissable musical luxury!

23 February. Sweet California – ‘Ladies’ Tour’. This girl band is a musical phenomenon, having sold over 100,000 records in Spain. Alba Reig Gilabert, Sonia Gómez González and Tamy Nsue, the members of Sweet California, have a loyal young following, captivated by their pop with touches of dance, country and R&B.  

23 March. Antonio Carmona – ‘Obras son amores’ [Labours are loves]. A point of reference in the flamenco world, and with a host of artists from all over the world, Antonio Carmona has broken his six-year musical silence with ‘Obras son amores’, a work that pays tribute to Juan Habichuela, Carmona’s father and that he will present at the auditorium, accompanied by his band. A night with duende (flamenco soul) and much more!

5 April. Rozalén – ‘Cuando el rio suena...’ [When the river sounds]. Committed singer-songwriter and social activist defending the rights of minorities and the most disadvantaged communities, María de los Ángeles Rozalén Ortuño -known professionally as Rozalén- is all this and a lot more. Her concert is part of the tour presenting ‘Cuando el rio suena...’, the third album in her short but intense career. An album that shares personal experiences and family stories, its central themes are feminism (‘La puerta violeta’ [The purple door]), empowerment (‘Tu nombre’ [Your name]), historic memory (‘Justo’ [Just]), celibacy (‘Amor prohibido’ [Forbidden love[), the refugee crisis (‘El hijo de la abuela’ [The grandmother’s son]), love (‘Antes de verte’ [Before seeing you]) and heartbreak (‘La que baila para ti’ [She who dances for you]).

26 April. Lluís Cartes - ‘El país dels nans cabuts’ [The land of stubborn dwarfs]. The Andorran artist presents his fourth solo album at the National Auditorium. An album that he has prepared by himself, having written, composed, produced and executed as well as played all the instruments. In ‘El país dels nans cabuts’ we find new patterns, new rhythms and new orchestrations Cartes uses to explore new stylistic paths, full of satire, irony and humour, all full of the lyrical message for which he is known. 

10 May. Jorge Drexler - ‘Salvavidas de hielo’ [Ice life jacket]. The Uruguayan singer-songwriter presents his latest album, an acoustic production of eleven songs full of rhythm, experimentation, melodies and poetic lyrics, recorded with just a guitar. Jorge Drexler has released 13 albums since 1992 that speak for themselves in terms of their quality. The South American artist, considered an outstanding storyteller, presents ‘Salvavidas de hielo’ accompanied by his band: Martin Leiton (leona, guitarrón, electric bass and vocals), Javi Calequi (guitars and vocals), Borja Barrueta (drums, percussion and vocals) and Carlos Campón, ‘Campi’ (arrangements, guitars, percussion and vocals).

7 June. ‘Estrella Morente en concert’ [Estrella Morente in concert]. Estrella Morente needs no introduction. She is one of the most famous figures in flamenco, known for extraordinary albums such as Mujeres [Women] (2006) and Amar en paz [Love in peace] (2014), or symphonic adventures such as El amor brujo [Bewitching love] by Falla and for lending her singing talents -a natural prodigy- to films by Pedro Almodóvar and Carlos Saura. The night with Estrella Morente will be a magical evening going through the key themes from her discography, accompanied by José Carbonell Lozano, ‘Montoyita’ (guitar), José Carbonell Serrano, ‘Monti’ (second guitar), Ángel Gabarre and Antonio Carbonell (handclapping and vocals) and Pedro Gabarre, ‘el Popo’ (percussion).

28 June. ‘Patxi Leiva en concert’ [Patxi Leiva in concert]. Patxi Leiva, a singer-songwriter born and bred in Andorra, will close the 2018 season at the National Auditorium. The artist will be celebrating the first 20 years of his career with a show designed and created specifically for the Ordino stage. He will be accompanied acoustically by piano, double bass, percussion, acoustic guitar and female vocals, as well as the Spanish guitar of Luís Robisco, the band’s musical director, who has worked with artists such as Paul Carrack, Serrat, Carlos Nuñez and on Patxi Leiva‘s latest album, Alea Jacta Est.

Location: National Auditorium, Ordino, 13 January to 28 June 2018. All concerts start at 9.30 p.m.

Tickets and season passes: All concerts: €25, except ‘Musics d’Andorra’, Lluís Cartes and Patxi Leiva, €10 Season pass: €154 Trio pass €54 (choice of three concerts) On sale at Illa Carlemany and online.

Organisation and information: Ministry of Culture, Youth Affairs and Sport. Department of Cultural Activities. Tel.: (+376) 875 708. promocio.cultural@andorra.ad

Location and contact

Auditori Nacional
Ordino