Conciertos de Estío (Summer Concerts)
Veranos de La Villa at Conde Duque
From 02 to 18 July 2015
Classical music, rock, jazz and flamenco take to the Conde Duque stage in a series of summer concerts.
Three classical music, one flamenco, three jazz/soul and one rock concert make up the Summer Concerts series programme at Conde Duque, all part of the Veranos de La Villa festival. The performances will take place in the cultural centre’s Auditorium at 8pm, from Thursday, 2 July to Saturday, 18 July. Violinist Santiago de la Riva and guitarist Ángel Gago will be in charge of kicking off the series, while singer-songwriter and guitarist Becca Stevens will wrap up the event with her special brand of jazz fusion. Audiences can enjoy eight very different shows priced between 10 and 18 euros, except the recital by Australia’s Grigoryan Brothers, which is free.
Music for everyone
This year’s Summer Concerts invite us to appreciate the beauty of classical music, interpreted by some of the finest soloists from Spain and abroad. The duo that is violinist Santiago de la Riva and pianist Ángel Gago (2 July) will precede a voice and harp recital offered by soprano Delia Agúndez and harpist Laura Puerto (14 July) and a guitar and string performance by Australia’s Grigoryan Brothers (15 July), including tracks from their album This Time.
Other styles of music will be represented by the flamenco talent José Valencia (9 July), who will be in Madrid to present his latest album Directo, as well as the genre-bending American singer and guitarist Becca Stevens (18 July), with her blend of jazz, folk and pop that shines through on her new release Perfect Animal. Also choosing Conde Duque as the venue to present his most recent work is musician Pablo Und Destruktion (17 July). Vigorexia emocional is the latest powerful offering from the Asturian artist known for his punk and psychedelic folk with socially conscious lyrics, although this time his songs mainly revolve around love.
The young Californian trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire will also be paying a visit to Conde Duque alongside his quartet (16 July). An artist destined to become a jazz legend, this is made clear in his latest release The Imagined Savior is Far Easier to Paint. Last but not least, the programme brings us one of the current sensations on the female blues, swing and R&B scene, The Clams (10 July), a seven-woman band that surrenders to the spell of black music each night.