Spain’s Annual Classical Concerts and Music Festivals can found all throughout the country.
Granada celebrates its important 70th Annual International Festival of Classical Music and Dance that takes place from June to July in this magnificent city. The program includes Music from the famed Manuel de Falla, one of Spain’s most distinguished and regarded composers from the early 20th century. He is well known for his piano concert like: Nights in the Gardens of Spain, Ballet compositions like El Amor Brujo and El Sombrero de Tres Picos, a few of his great music compositions.
The Granada Festival offers Classical Guitar and Baroque Renaissance Concerts, Dance performances and workshops some on Manuel de Falla’s work. During your stay you can visit the UNESCO Heritage site of the Alhambra Palace and Gardens, the Albaicin former Jewish and now popular Gypsy Quarter, Granada’s impressive Cathedral and the historic Royal Chapel where the Catholic King Fernando and Queen Isabel are buried.
Northern Spain also offers an array of great festivals. During the month of August, the sophisticated city of San Sebastian in the Basque Country, celebrates its Musical Fortnight one of Spain’s most internationally recognized classical music festivals. In addition to great performances from the National Philharmonic of Spain or the Basque National Orchestra, it has also attracted international performers, philharmonics and orchestras from Milan, London, Berlin and Cleveland to name a few, conductors such as Zubin Mehta and Sir Colin Davis, soloists like Montserrat Caballé, tenors like Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti, and many more have performed in this important Festival.
In the northern Region of Cantabria, the regal city of Santander also celebrates its International Music Festival in August, one of the longest running in Spain. Here you can enjoy excellent Opera, Recitals, Chamber Music and Symphonies, as well as Ballet. This festival has attracted the participation of celebrities like Alicia de Larrocha pianist and composer, conductors such Arthur Rubinstein, Sir Georg Solti, and Daniel Barenboim, soloists and sopranos like Teresa Berganza and Montserrat Caballé as well as tenors like Jose Carreras and Plácido Domingo. What makes this festival unique is that in addition to the performances taking place in Santander’s Palace of Festivals, they can also be enjoyed in Cloisters, Churches and small towns.
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