HOLY WEEK 2017 in Cartagena, Lorca, Murcia
07/04/17 – During Holly Week Procession with Image of Virgen de la Caridad in Cartagena
07/04/17 – 16/04/17 Holy Week – Semana Santa – YOU CAN’T MISS IT – CARTAGENA
Festivity of International Tourist Interest
07/04/17 – 16/04/17 Holy Week – Semana Santa – MURCIA
Festivity of International Tourist Interest
07/04/17 – 16/04/17 Holy Week – Semana Santa – LORCA
Festivity of International Tourist Interest
BANDO de la HUERTA – MURCIA
15/04/17 23/04/17 Bando de la Huerta (18th of April) y Encierro de la Sardina (22/04/2017)
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In the year 1851 it is the first version of this event. The side of the orchard is a celebration in honor of the garden. The defile is animated with numerous chariots decorated by the “peñas”. In addition, the “peñas” have “barracks” where you can appreciate traditional dishes from the region of Murcia.
Some more events are already scheduled for this first quarter of the year. You may have a look at our calendar of events and we recomand the programs of the auditorium of Murcia and Cartagena and their programs of Conciertos, Grand Orquestras, Zarzuelas (French equivalent to comic opera) that you can find in our blog.
GOLF AGENDA APRIL 2017
Golf Agenda April 2017: Next events
- 8 of APRIL 1º TOURNAMENT “OSO BLANCO”
- 14 of APRIL HOLY WEEK FESTIVAL – TEXAS SCRAMBLE
- 15 of APRIL HOLY WEEK FESTIVAL – 4BBB
- 16 of APRIL HOLY WEEK FESTIVAL – INDIVIDUAL STABLEFORD
- 22 TO 23 APRIL TOURNAMENT AUDI-CANAL + TOUR 2017
Every week there is something going on at Hacienda Del Álamo Golf Club.
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BANDO de la HUERTA 2017 – MURCIA
The Bando de la Huerta 2017 is the name given to the parade.
It takes place Tuesday 18th of April. The Spring Festival, held the week after Easter 15th to 23rd of april.
The parade consists of bands, giants, dance groups and chariots pulled by tractors, in which typical elements of the rural area of Murcia is.
Since these floats, people dressed in period costume own food spread the cuisine of the region, such as black pudding, sausages, hot dogs or beans and beverages such as wine or beer.
You can also taste typical dishes such as: michirones, pipirrana or zarangollo, without forgetting the typical Paparajotes in the barracks scattered in various places of the city.
Consequently, the name of Bando de la Huerta is also used to refer to that Tuesday in the parade, referring thus to the general conclusion that that day makes throughout the city.
It includes taking place a very high percentage of Murcia spend the day on the street dressed in costumes huertanos and vegetable garden.
Parks downtown are filled with young people who gather to “botelleo” allowed on this day.
The origin of this event seems to go back to 1851, year in which a young affluent agreed to organize with the intent to mock somewhat from the people of the garden.
Currently this original motivation has disappeared completely and the Bando has become quite the opposite: a celebration in honor of the garden and the traditions associated with it.
Ciclo de Zarzuelas 2017
El Ciclo de Zarzuelas 2017 at Teatro Romea of Murcia, starts the 19th of April.
Zarzuela (Spanish pronunciation: [θarˈθwela]) is a Spanish lyric-dramatic genre that alternates between spoken and sung scenes, the latter incorporating operatic and popular song, as well as dance.
The etymology of the name is uncertain, but some propose it may derive from the name of a Royal hunting lodge, the Palacio de la Zarzuela near Madrid, where, allegedly, this type of entertainment was first presented to the court.
The palace was named after the place called “La Zarzuela” because of the profusion of brambles (zarzas) that grew there, and so the festivities held within the walls became known as “Zarzuelas”(from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zarzuela).
Teatro Romea will offer its traditional Zarzuela Cycle 2017 framed within the wide program of activities of the Spring Festival of Murcia.
Compañía Lírica de Zarzuela de Madrid
under the direction of
María José Molina / Félix San Mateo
Wenesday 19th of April
EL HUESPED DEL SEVILLANO
Zarzuela in two actos
Spring Holidays 2017 in Murcia
As usual, after the Passion Week, Murcia offer the Spring Holidays 2017 from 15th to 23rd of April with its traditional “Bando de la Huerta” the 18th of April.
At the end of the week, “Burial of the Sardine”- 22nd of April.
A week of fiesta, to visit the “barracas” where you will find the traditional gastronomy of Murcia region. All of them have their specialities but you will find:
Albóndigas de bacalao
Tortilla de ajos tiernos
Revuelto de verduras
Arroz y verduras
Arroz con conejo y caracoles
Arroz con leche
A Tipical Menu
Fallas de Valencia 2017 – 15 to 19 of March 2017
Fallas de Valencia 2017, a festival that runs from 15 to 19 March 2017.
But throughout the year many events and celebrations that occur are related to the Fallas of Valencia.
The fallas are also known as “Fiestas Josefinas (feast of Saint Joseph)” which will take place in honor of St. Joseph, the patron saint of carpenters.
Fireworks called “mascletás” are the favorites of the Valencians. They take place between 1 and 19 March 2017 at 14:00 hours at the Town Hall Square of Valencia.
Unlike fireworks in search of visual stimulation, the “mascletás” aim to stimulate the body through rhythmic pirotecnic explosions called “masclets“. Some consider these noises as “music”.
More about the program of festivities that really starts 1st of march: Fallas of Valencia
PRISCILLA REINA DEL DESIERTO – Musical – Auditorium of Murcia
PRISCILLA, the musical based on the film winning the Oscar, tells the funny experiences of three drag artists who cross the Australian desert aboard a rickety bus that gives its name to the musical, which is the audacious spectacle of a journey looking for love and friendship.
With an extraordinary and original production, the first of which is presented in London, including 40 artists on stage, lush suits crowned by an Oscar, the spectacular bus that gives its title to the show and a soundtrack that brings together the most danced successes of the story.
This is the most spectacular and funny musical.
PRISCILLA is the feast of feasts.
Auditorium of Murcia – 30/03/2017 to 02/04/2017
30 marzo 21:00 h.
31 marzo 18:00 h.
31 marzo 22:00 h.
1 abril 18:00 h.
1 abril 22:00 h.
2 abril 17:00 h.
2 abril 20:30 h.
OPERA TURANDOT – El Batel Cartagena
Opera TURANDOT, of Giacomo Puccini, unfinished by the death of Puccini, was completed by Franco Alfano and presented to the public on April 25, 1926, at La Scala in Milan.
In Spain, he was performed in the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona on 30 December 1928.
The origin of Turandot’s history dates back to a poem entitled “The Seven Princesses”, whose author, Nezami, was a great poet of Persian literature. This poem tells the story of a Persian prince who had seven princesses, each from a different location in the empire.
One of these Russian princesses could not find a man who was worthy of her, so she hid in a fortress and declared that he would give the man who would find her and could solve a series of puzzles.
This story was taken up by François de la Croix, a French orientalist, who made a cultural transposition of the original Russian princess into a Chinese princess called Turandokht.
Composed of three acts, this opera contains one of the most difficult parts of the opera due to the treble required by the soprano.
This air takes place in the second act and begins with the phrase “In questa Reggia”. On the other hand, in the third act, he is one of the most famous tunes for a tenor, “Nessun dorma”, which represents the victory of love over hatred.
Auditorium EL BATEL Cartagena – 25 de marzo de 2017 – 21:30 h
MADAME BUTTERFLY – TEATRO ROMEA MURCIA
For this opera Madame Butterfly, Puccini has drawn from two works: the story of Madame Butterfly (1898), Luther Long, dramatized by David Belasco, and novel Madame Chrysanthème.
The first version, with only two acts, was created on February 17, 1904, at La Scala in Milan.
However, given the poor reception, a second version was published in three acts, on May 28, 1904, at the Great Theater of Brescia. Finally, it was presented a third version, the final on 28 December 1906, at the Opéra Comique in Paris.
Exoticism, passion, hope and honor are present throughout this famous opera.
It is located in the town of Nagasaki in the early 20th century and tells the story of a young Japanese woman after a love affair with an American official.
Although this work is not known the immediate success at its premiere, at the moment, thanks to famous tunes like Come serums, One beautiful di vedremo, Dovunque al mondo and Con onor muore, is one of the operas the most represented and acclaimed by the public .
Wednesday 22 of march – 21:00 h
Samurai of the drums – TAO
TAO – The samurai of the drums it’s sports bodies, explosive percussion and timeless ritual is Tao, the great discovery of the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh 2004.
With extraordinary precision and energy, play their gigantic drums Wadaiko (up to 1, 7 meters and over 400 kilos), the creation of a hypnotic rhythm, a real musical battle and a choreography meticulously synchronized.
The company is seen in Japan as a propagator of culture that is rewriting the history of the traditional Japanese drum and has become one of the leading company in the country.
Thursday 9 of march – 21:00 h in Teatro Romea of Murcia
Thursday 16 of march – 21:30 h in Auditorium El Batel – Cartagena