MAR de MÚSICAS en CARTAGENA – 14 to 23 of July

MAR de MÚSICAS en CARTAGENA – 14 to 23 of July

MAR de MÚSICASStarting 14th of July, it’s the XXIII Edition of the Festival “MAR de MÚSICAS” until the 23rd of July.

One more year we will have the opportunity to participate in an extraordinary moment of music, thanks to numerous sponsors and collaborators, lovers of these Latin sounds.

Lot of well known groups and artists, spread all around places of Cartagena, will give us to discover or remember musics from elsewhere.
A great opportunity to enjoy these Latin American sounds in known places of Cartagena but not necessarily well located in the city. Join the music with the discovery of this town.

The program is vast and diverse. We will have artists from diverse backgrounds but with a common love for Latin American music.

The concert JULIAN MARLEY & UPRISING ( Jamaica), son of the legendary Bob Marley reggae, will open the festival in the AUDITORIUM PARK TORRES to 23h Friday, July 15 at 23:00.

Another well known artist, the swedish Anna Ternheim, which is a veritable institution (5 Grammis of the Academy of Music in Sweden), which will offer a unique concert in Spain Saturday, 16 July at 21:30 at Parque de la Artilleria.

And much more, the best is Just have a look clicking on: Program.

La Mar de Músicas
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 C/ San Miguel, 8. 30201 Cartagena (España), Phone. (+34) 968 128813.
lamardemusicas@ayto-cartagena.es

Festival Internacional de Guitarras

Festival Internacional de Guitarras – Murcia – 13th to 15th of June

Festival Internacional de GuitarrasThe “Festival International de Guitarras” will host performances by Philippe Villa, Fabio Montomoli and students of the Pulsed String Department of the Superior Music Conservatory.

Free access
The Almudí Palace will host next week a new edition of the International Festival of Guitars. All performances are free access and will be held from 20 hours.

Tuesday, June 13, the students of the Department of “Cuerda Pulsada” of the Superior Conservatory of Music of Murcia will offer a recital.

Wednesday, June 14, Philippe Villa will perform a classical and romantic guitar concert performing works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Giulio Regondi, Mauro Giuliani, Milan Tesar, Francisco Tarrega, Sergei Rudniev and José Luis Merlín.
Considered one of the most brilliant French guitarists of his generation. He is a specialist in the Romantic repertoire and plays both historical and modern instruments. It is based on new experiences such as combining the guitar with traditional instruments, improvisations or chamber music.

Thursday, June 15, with the performance of the Italian Fabio Montomoli who will perform with his classical guitar pieces by Mauro Giuliani, Fabio Montomoli and Francesco Iannitti.
Recognized by critics as a great interpreter of the international scene. Its sound is considered among the most beautiful, endowed with power, penetration and a vast timbre variety …

“With this festival we seek to give prominence and serve as a platform for the dissemination of this instrument, in a land of figures such as Santiago De Murcia or Narciso Yepes.The program combines the new talents of the Conservatory with renowned figures from the international scene” .

The Almudí Palace is a historical building located in the city of Murcia ( Region of Murcia , Spain ), specifically in the Plan of San Francisco, built at the beginning of the XVII century , in origin was municipal wheat, then barracks of caballerias in the Century XIX and Palace of Justice from 1886 , dedicating itself to exhibition hall and municipal archive after the restoration that lived at the end of Century XX. (wikipedia full page).

The text of this page has been traduced from the page of the “Consejalia de Cultura de Murcia”.

Cycle tours ‘Moon Bike’

Cycle tours ‘Moon Bike’

The Department of Culture of Murcia informs us of these particular “Cycle tours under the moon”.
Translated text of the page: https://goo.gl/vChL13 of the Department of Culture of Murcia.

Cycle toursMoon Bike’ offers ten free guided tours from February 11

Due to the great acceptance of previous editions, only in 2016 participated more than 450 people, this year new routes have been included and ten routes have been organized, one more than in the previous edition, which will be extended until the end of the year.
 
Among the itineraries are friendly route between Murcia and Alcantarilla, “La Aljufia”, “Churra: the new and the old”, “Between castles”, “Alquibla”, “Meanders and corners”, “La Arboleja”, Torreagüera “,” The Reguerón “and” Jardines de Murcia “.
 
All routes will have as a starting point the “Glorieta de España” and the schedule will be at 19 hours in February, at 19:30 hours in March, October, November and December, and at 20:30 in the hottest months.
The distance will vary between 10 and 15 kilometers, being easy routes within reach of anyone.
In addition, participants who need small adjustments on their bikes will have help to solve them one hour before the start of the activity. It is also possible for those who do not have a bicycle, but want to participate, request a municipal bicycle on 968 200 293, notifying them two days in advance.
 
The complete program is as follows:
 
MONTH DAY TIME TITLE
February 11 19:00 Via amable 1, Murcia-Alcantarilla
March 11 20:30 La Aljufia
April 8 20:30 Churra: the new and the old
May 6 20:30 Between Castles
June 8 20:30 Alquibla
July 8 20:30 Meanders and corners
September 2 20:30 La Arboleja
October 7 19:30 Torreagüera
November 4 19:30 El Reguerón
December 2 19:30 Jardines de Murcia

Start date: 01/02/2017 – End date: 02/12/2017
Place Departure: Glorieta de España

Start Time: 7:00 p.m.  – End Time: 9:30 p.m.  –  Web

International Festival Music/Dance – GRANADA

International Festival Music/Dance – GRANADA – 23 June to 14 July

International Festival

GRANADA  – the International Festival of Music and Dance  has its origins in 1883 during the celebrations of Corpus Christi and then again in the 19th century.
Another performance was presented as the “Cante Jondo Competition” organized in 1922.

This festival was organised  by García Lorca, Falla and other intellectuals and artists such as Andrés Segovia, Fernando de los Ríos, Zuloaga, Manuel Ángeles Ortiz, Turina and Rusiñol.

The Festival was organized in 1952 as the “First Spanish music and dance festival”.

Finally in 1953, the Festival was held as the International Festival of Music and Dance of Granada, name preserved to this day.

As susual le festival will be help in various sites such as:

  • Carmen des Martires
  • Corral del Carbon
  • The San Jeronimo Monastry
  • Centro Federico Garcia lorca
  • The Generalife Theatre
  • The Manuel de Falla Auditorium
  • Hospital Real (Patio de los Marmoles)
  • The Palace of Charles V
  • Theatro Alhambra

In addition to disfrutar of dance pieces and music is also a good oportunity to know the Granada history sites

FULL PROGRAM

Bonfires of San Juan in Alicante

Bonfires of San Juan in Alicante

The “Fogueres Sant Joan” (Bonfires of San Juan) is a festival that takes place every year from 19 to 29 June in Alicante, they have been declared of international tourist interest.

These are the biggest holidays of the city and have their origins in the ancient custom of burning objects, dancing around a bonfire, with the arrival of the summer solstice.

During the feasts, various acts are included as traditional “mascletàs” (loud and rhythmic pyrotechnics), the “plant”, the parade of Ninot, shows for the street parades, the offering of flowers to the Virgen del Remedio and the “cremation”.

  • About a week before the 20th of the “input bands” is performed
  • On June 19, they give initiated the festivities and at 12 pm takes place “plantà
  • The 21st and 22nd offering of flowers to the Virgen del Remedio, Saint Patron of Alicante, and the flowers are placed on a catafalque in the Plaza de Abad Penalva, where the Cathedral of St. Nicholas is located.
  • On June 23 the “International Folklore Parade”, a colorful parade with floats, dance groups, bands and dancers from various countries of the world is made.
  • June 24 is the day of the “bonfire”, at 12 pm is launched from the top of Mount Benacantil a monumental palm tree, which is the simultaneous download of hundreds of rockets white light. So start is given to the bonfire, it ie burning fires elderly and children.
  • June 25 to 29, INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF FIREWORKS – Beach of the Postiguet.

More on the program, click here

OSRMurcia-Symphony Orquestra – 15/06/2017

OSRMurcia-Symphony Orquestra – 15/06/2017

OSRMurcia-Symphony Orquestra – 15/06/2017OSRMurcia – ORQUESTA SINFÓNICA DE LA REGIÓN DE MURCIA
VIRGINIA MARTÍNEZ directora
Programa:
Bandas sonoras: El padrino, Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence de Arabia,
La gran evasión, El laberinto del fauno, Alatriste
La guerra de las galaxias, Gladiator…

Relive the well known Soundtracks, TV series, advertisement, etc.

VIRGINIA MARTÍNEZ – Director and artistic director of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Region of Murcia (OSRM) began her career as director very early at the age of thirteen, taking over the position of the Molina de Segura Municipal Children’s Choirs.

Studied orchestral conducting in Vienna in 2003 where she won the “Matricula de honor con special mention”. After orchestra conducting during a tour in the United States becomes holder of the Youth Orchestra of Murcia Region and since 2012 is head of the OSRM.

The OSRMurcia –  will be in el Auditorium El BATEl the 16 of June with the same program.

OSRMurcia-Symphony Orquestra – Beethoven – 18/05/2017

OSRMurcia-Symphony Orquestra – Beethoven – 18/05/2017

OSRMurcia-Symphony Orquestra – BeethovenOSRMurcia-Symphony Orquestra – Beethoven – Berg and Schubert – Auditorium Murcia

BIRGIT KOLAR violín
GEORG MARK director

Program:
Schubert – Rosamunda (obertura)
Berg – Concierto para violín, “A la memoria de un ángel”
Beethoven – Sinfonía nº 7

BIRGIT KOLAR – violin – she was born in 1970 in Waidhofen / Ybbs (Austria) where, at the age of six, he began to study the violin at the local music school. From 1982 he studied at the Vienna University of Music with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Rainer Küchl and his assistant Jela Spitkova. He continued his studies with Wolfgang Schneiderhan in Lucerne, Robert Masters in London and Josef Luitz in Vienna.
In 1992 she was a finalist and winner of the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition, where she gave a concert under the leadership of Lord Menuhin. He has performed as a soloist at several festivals in Europe, Japan and South America. more…

GEORG MARK  Director –Salzburg native Georg Mark studied conducting and violin at the Vienna Conservatory; he also pursued studies in musicology, philosophy and psychology at the University of Vienna. more….

FESTIVAL MUCH MORE IN MAY – CARTAGENA

FESTIVAL MUCH MORE IN MAY – CARTAGENA (translated from Murciaturistica)

FESTIVAL MUCH MORE IN MAYThe FESTIVAL MUCH MORE IN MAY of CARTAGENA  will be held from 12th to 21st of May mainly in the streets of the historic center of Cartagena.
More than a hundred activities throughout this month will form the festival of emerging art Mucho Más May 2017, which reaches with its eighth edition
This year the festival will take place between May 12 and May 21, although it will already deploy a program of training workshops of great interest with artists and creators of the first level that will begin on May 8.
In addition the festival integrates this year the Night of Museums, Saturday May 20, which was born within this initiative.

This year one of the most defining sections of the sense of the festival is recovered: Arte al centro, Festival de los Estudiantes. This section links the festival with the educational centers of the municipality, especially those in the neighborhood of Peral and the neighborhood Jose Maria Lapuerta, which this year are the neighborhoods invited to the festival this year, sharing prominence with the historic center of Cartagena.

All these innovations add to the already existing sections: One Urban World, which is responsible for the graffitis or murals that enrich our urban landscape; The short film show Semana Corta, the section of Installations and Interventions that will change the look of the city, or the musical event Mucha Más Música, the most outstanding musical event, not the only one, to be held on Saturday, May 13 In the Wall of Carlos III.

Museums Day and Night – Murcia Region

Museums Day and Night – Murcia / El Día y La Noche de los Museos – 20/05/2017

May 18, International Museums Day and Night, is celebrated around the world since 1977, and this year the motto is’ Museums and Stories controversial: say the unspeakable in museums’.

The European Museum Night, Celebrates from May 2005 in all the countries signatory of the Cultural Convention of the Council of Europe.

One of the most international artists from Murcia, the cartagenero Ángel Mateo Charris has been commissioned to design the poster ‘Day and Night of the Museums of Murcia.

A drawing and painting contest will be held and the museum passports will serve as guides and as recognition for having visited many of the museums in those days. In addition will draw a numbered original of the poster made by Angel Mateo Charris

More than one hundred activities in The Day and Night of the Museums of Murcia

Program in Murcia

Cartagena has prepared undreds of activities around the town. Obviously the Museums are open to the public for free.

A lot of attractions has been prepared in various squares like music, dance. etc..

The night of the Museums in Cartagena

It’s obvious it’s not possible to visit all interesting museums of the Murcia Region. You can select what you prefer to visit when and when during the Day and Night of the Museums.

 

Fiestas del Escudo ,’La Invasión’: Cieza

Fiestas del Escudo ,’La Invasión’ in Cieza

Fiestas del EscudoThe weekend of 28 to 30 April is celebrated in Cieza The Shield Festival “LA INVASIÓN” (Fiestas del Escudo ,’La Invasión’).
These celebrations, of historical character, are inspired by the events that took place in Cieza on April 6, 1477, when Nazi troops from Granada attacked and burned the village, constituting the germ of the origin of the Cieza shield motto: “For passing the bridge They gave us death “.
THE INVASION OF CIEZA: THE HISTORICAL FACT
LA ‘FIESTA DEL ESCUDO’
This event is currently commemorated with a very young festival, as it began to be celebrated a decade ago.
This is the event that is most impregnated in the collective imaginary Ciezano, and that has been transmitted orally from generation to generation.
This historical fact has marked the history of Cieza and the proof of this is that its inhabitants shaped it four centuries ago in the motto of the shield of the town, and already in the modern era it is commemorated with the Fiestas del Escudo “The Invasion”.
In addition, it survived in the collective imaginary ciezano becoming the only event that is known by practically all of its inhabitants, magnifying itself epically with legends like La Muda.

Ref: Region de Murcia digital, Crónicas de Siyâsa, La Verdad