Music

July

Event Types

Summer Concerts

Classics at the Conde Duque Cultural Centre

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  • 1. En julio todos los martes son clásicos en Conde Duque

Summer Concerts

Classics at the Conde Duque Cultural Centre

From 08 to 29
  July  2014

Location: Auditorium

20h

During the month of July, the Conde Duque Cultural Centre does not close for holidays. Neither does the Auditorium which on the last four Tuesdays of the month will present concerts where the piano plays a leading role.

Practical Info

  • Dates
    • July, Tuesdays 8th, 15ht, 22nd and 29th

  • Reduced tickets
    • Reduced-rate tickets are available upon the presentation of accredited documentation for students, over-65’s, the unemployed and holders of municipal library cards, Teatro Fernán Gómez’s Friends as well as for groups of more than ten people

Prices

Full 10 €

Reduced 8 €

Tuesday 8th. Cuarteto Granados + Patricia Arauzo, piano, and Jesús Mozo-Colmenero, accordion

Tuesday 15th. Juan Carlos Garvayo, piano

Tuesday 22nd.  José Gallego and Ángel Gago, piano. Latin American piano

Tuesday 29th. Job Tomé, baritone, and Ángel González Casado, piano. Piano and voice duet

During the month of July, the Conde Duque Cultural Centre does not close for holidays. Neither does the Auditorium which on the last four Tuesdays of the month will present concerts where the piano plays a leading role. When practically all of the musical cycles organised by the different venues in Madrid have concluded, and within the classic Veranos de la Villa festival, the Summer Concerts in the Conde Duque Cultural Centre aim to prolong the offer of high quality classical music in Madrid with a programme which is appropriate to this season of the year.

The four concerts will include pieces by Franz Schubert and Antonín Dvořák as well as compositions by Yann Tiersen, the French composer who wrote the unforgettable soundtrack for the film “Amélie”. There will also be pieces by five Spanish composers, covering the whole of the 20th century and right up to the present day, these being Isaac Albéniz, Federico Mompou, Ernesto Halffter, Federico Moreno Torroba and Antón García Abril; works by living composers, such as the Estonian Arvo Pärt, Joe Hisaishi from Japan (well known for his film work) and the Italian Ludovico Einaudi; Latin American dance music from Cuba, Argentina and Brazil, with Astor Piazzolla playing a leading role; and for the final concert, songs from Portugal and again from Brazil (a gesture to the Football World Cup, which will have finished by then), as well as classical composers such as Maurice Ravel, Richard Wagner and Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

Briefly, the essence of the Summer Concerts can be resumed as follows: friendly and harmonious coexistence between old and new, home-grown and foreign, profound and light. The concerts will last an hour and consist mainly of a succession of short pieces, for us to be able to face the summer nights musically enriched and refreshed.

The players will be young and very experienced Spanish musicians. Although the presence of the piano will be common to all four concerts, it will be presented a variety of ways. There will only be solo piano in the second concert, in the hands of Juan Carlos Garvayo, who was awarded the National Music Prize as a member and the founder of Trío Arbós. It will be played in the previous concert by Patricia Arauzo, who will be unusually accompanied by a string quartet and an accordion (Cuarteto Granados and Jesús Mozo-Colmenero), and in the next there will be two hand and four hand performances by Ángel Gago y José Gallego. The Spanish pianist Ángel González Casado and the excellent Portuguese baritone Job Tomé will close the cycle.