BIG UP Fifth edition

BIG UP

The BIG UP Fifth edition will be held the next 5, 6 and 7 October.

BIG UP 2017The BIG UP is a national meeting of musical influencers will bring to Murcia the most important figures of musical communication of the country. This musical event will present emerging projects of the Region with concerts in the streets and squares of Murcia.

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The Councilor for Employment, Tourism and Culture, Jesús Pacheco, together with the Councilor for Youth and Cooperation, Rebeca Pérez, presented this morning the new edition of the Big Up to be held on 5, 6 and 7 October.

This fifth edition is organized by the City of Murcia, with the coordination of the Institute of Artistic Expression of the Southeast, IEAS, and aims to be a musical showcase for the national industry and specialized media.

Selected Bands
The bands that have been selected for having more score, and that will go out on October 7 to present their special showcases with sound limited to ambient sound and with their own production and scenery are:

  1. Atrezo
  2. El Nuevo Acelerador
  3. Galleta Piluda
  4. Jamones con Tacones
  5. Moody Sake
  6. Rey Lobo

And as substitute will be the group Naponia.

This year Big Up Murcia has a live program in different rooms REM, Musik and Garage Beat Club

For more information, please read the complete announcement of the Consejelia de Cultura where these few lines have been extracted

September Feasts Murcia 2017

September Feasts Murcia

September Feasts Murcia starts with the Pilgrimage to Murcia and official reception to Our Lady of the Fuensanta: 31 of august/Romería hacia Murcia y recepción oficial a Ntra. Sra. de la Fuensanta: 31 de Agosto.

The September Fair of Murcia is a festival of market popular character that sinks its roots in medieval fairs.
Already lost the need and the tradition of the fairs to exchange products and merchandise, there are still traces of what would be its origin, cattle fair and craft stalls. At the September Fair in Murcia, various festivities coincide:

  • Moors and Christians,
  • the International Festival of Folklore in the Mediterranean,
  • “Lemon Pop”,
  • “huertos” in the pleasant garden of the Malecón,
  • handicrafts fair and typical products

Is a great showcase of the region’s gastronomy and wine, not to mention, of course, the fair with its attractions that delight the children and teenagers and the bullfighting fair during this month.
These festivities begin with the descent of the Virgin of Fuensanta from its sanctuary to the Cathedral in Murcia and these parties are closed with the pilgrimage of La Fuensanta back to the sanctuary.

September Feasts MurciaPilgrimage of Our Lady of Fuensanta is the beginning of the feasts of September in Murcia.

The most traditional fiesta in Murcia is the September Fair, because its celebration goes back to the privilege of Alfonso X in 1266.
In its origin the fair was strictly commercial, but little by little it was incorporating fun and festive activities. And in the last years, the party has surpassed the fair: is the moment in which the September Fair in Murcia lasts through its taurine celebrations, attractions, concerts, the Huertos del Malecón – with their tents for the tasting of the typical products of the orchard and the Wine and Food Show , feast of Moors and Christians, etc.
Date: 31/08/2017  – Where: Sanctuario del Monte at 15:30 – End at Cathedral of Murcia 31/08/2017 at 20:30

Huertos del Malecón: Gastronomía y música – 31/08/2017 to 11/09/2017
The Malecón Gardens host a total of 15 “Huertos” run by as many peñas huertanas that, once again, offer the typical gastronomy of Murcia in an atmosphere of reunion after the holiday period. In this environment so characteristic of the Fair of Murcia we can also talk about outdoor concerts, with free access (below are related day, time and artist). The Huerto del Malecón is a must to visit if you want to feel the essence of the September Fair.

Moros y Cristianos
The festival of Moors and Christians of the city of Murcia was born as such in 1983, but its gestation occurred in 1981 on the occasion of the commemorative events of the Foundation of Murcia, an event happened on April 21, 831 and was Celebrated thanks to the efforts of the Murcia section of the Association of Friends of the Castles in collaboration with the Defense of the Heritage of the Region of Murcia. They managed to interest various government agencies to get a dignified holiday – the city’s birthday – which was certainly achieved.

Bullfight fair.
Feria de Murcia 2017. Del 10 al 17 de septiembre – Plaza de toros de murcia
 
and much more:

 

Main Events September 2017

MAIN EVENTS SEPTEMBER 2017

However you can get more events looking in the Web of Auditorio de Murcia, El Batel – Cartagena,
Teatro Circo de Murcia, Teatro Circo de Cartagena, Teatro Romea de Murcia
MurciaToDay, C’Mon Murcia

31/08/17 31/08/17 Romería hacia Murcia y recepción oficial a Ntra. Sra. de la Fuensanta Festivity of National Tourist Interest Murcia
31/08/17 11/09/17 Huertos del Malecón Festivity of Regional Tourist Interest Murcia
01/09/17 01/09/17 Fiesta del Polvorín en Archena Fiesta Archena
01/09/17 13/09/17 FIESTAS DE MOROS Y CRISTIANOS Festivity of National Tourist Interest Murcia
02/09/17 10/09/17 Teatro Romea celebrará la Feria de Septiembre con cuatro espectáculos de comedia Teatro Teatro Romea Murcia
05/09/17 05/09/17 Virgen de la Consolación en Molina de Segura Fiesta Molina de Segura
06/09/17 09/09/17 CASCAMORRAS – From Sep 6 to Sep 9, 2017 Festivity of International Tourist Interest Guadix – Baza
07/09/17 07/09/17 PILGRIMAGE OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN OF LA ESPERANZA Fiesta patronal Calasparra
08/09/17 14/09/17 Agenda Fiestas Cehegin Patronal feast Cehegin
08/09/17 08/09/17 Virgen de Las Huertas en Lorca Fiesta patronal Lorca
08/09/17 14/09/17 Virgen de las Maravillas en Cehegín Fiesta patronal Cehegin
08/09/17 14/09/17 Feria en Yecla feria Yecla
11/09/17 01/10/17 47 FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE TEATRO Spectacle Molina de Segura
12/09/17 12/09/17 ROMERIA de la Virgen de la Fuensanta – Subida Festivity of International Tourist Interest Murcia
14/09/17 16/09/17 FERIA de MURCIA – 21.00 h. Concierto Murcia 40 Pop.  Spectacle Murcia
15/09/17 24/09/17 Feria y Fiestas en Lorca feria Lorca
16/09/17 25/09/17 Fiestas de Carthagineses y Romanos en Cartagena Festivity of International Tourist Interest Cartagena
22/09/17 22/09/17 Maluma CONCERTS Plaza Toros MURCIA
30/09/17 07/10/17 Moros y Cristianos en Santomera Popular traditions Santomera
07/10/17 07/10/17 Feria y Fiestas Patronales en Alhama de Murcia Patronal feast Alhama de Murcia

Last concert OSRM season 2016/2017

Last concert OSRM season 2016/2017

Last concert OSRM (Orchester Symphonique of the Region of Murcia) for this season 2016/2017 finishing end of June.

Under the leadership of  VIRGINIA MARTÍNEZ, the OSRM will play bandas sonoras:Last concert OSRM season 2016/2017

  • El padrino
  • Doctor Zhivago
  • Lawrence de Arabia
  • La gran evasión
  • El laberinto del fauno
  • Alatriste
  • La guerra de las galaxias
  • Gladiator
  • etc.

Do not miss the opportunity to listen, see and appreciate this orchestra that will not fail to surprise you for its quality.

Auditorium of Murcia – 15th June, 2017 – 20:00.
Auditorium EL BATEL of Cartagena – 16th June, 2017 – 20:30. 

PRE-CONCERT TALKS At 19:45 in audotorium El BATEL: A talk will be held prior to each concert in which the director, as well as several musicians will comment on details of the works to be performed, curiosities of his conception and composition, anecdotes of the essays, etc. To access it, simply show your entry or credit at the access door.

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

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….

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.

 

HOLY WEEK 2017 in Cartagena, Lorca, Murcia and SPRING Festivities in Murcia

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)               
Festivity of International Tourist Interest since 2006

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.

Click here to see the full program

 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.

BANDO de la HUERTA 2017 – MURCIA

BANDO de la HUERTA 2017 – MURCIA

BANDO de la HUERTA 2017The 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 – Teatro Romea

Ciclo de Zarzuelas 2017

El Ciclo de Zarzuelas 2017 at Teatro Romea of Murcia, starts the 19th of April.

Ciclo de Zarzuelas 2017Zarzuela (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

 Thursday 20th of April
La alegría de la huerta
Zarzuela en un acto
Libretto de Enrique García Álvarez y Antonio Paso
Music by Federico Chueca
  
La verbena de la paloma
Zarzuela en un acto
Libretto de Ricardo de la Vega
Music by Tomás Bretón
 
Friday  21st of April
La corte de Faraón
Zarzuela denominada Opereta bíblica en un acto
Libretto by Guillermo Perrin and Miguel Palacios
Music by Vicente Lleó
 
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