Barcelona Obertura Spring Festival, presented on Monday, February 5th, is the first joint festival of classical music developed by the three principal institutions of the city: the Gran Teatre del Liceu, the Palau de la Música Catalana, and L'Auditori. The festival will take place from the 4th to the 17th of March, with the collaboration of Ibercamera, promoted by Barcelona Global and supported by the Ajuntament de Barcelona.
The Barcelona Obertura Spring Festival aims to raise awareness of the extraordinary musical offer and programmings that the institutions promote on the level of other large European capitals to position the classical music of Barcelona in the world map and transform the city into a destination of cultural tourism and music.
It is a project designed for the city, offering a new experience, which will count with great names of the international scene like Valery Gergiev, Kent Nagano, Diana Damaru, Danill Trifonov and Matthias Goerne; and the premiere of new productions like the Vespers of Joan Pau Pujol interpreted by Jordi Savall and the Jove Capella Reial de Catalunya. The festival will also provide with free access to approximately 40 performances in emblematic spaces of Barcelona.
The Festival was presented to the press at L'Auditori and in the afternoon in the act at Antigua Fàbrica Damm with the main cultural agents of the city which had the interventions of the president of Gran Teatre del Liceu, Salvador Alemany; the president of Palau de la Música Catalana, Mariona Carulla; and the director of Auditori, Joaquim Garrigosa, as well as the president of Barcelona Obertura, Ramon Agenjo; the director, Victor Medem; and the CEO of Barcelona Global, Mateu Hernández.
Since the presentation of the brand Barcelona Obertura in 2015, the project has already organized three seasons, formed by packages that identify key moments of the year, which condense an interesting musical offer of concerts with international appeal.
In this time there have been organized a total of six international press journeys, with the participation of 20 international journalists, specialized in classical music, and more than 15 appearances in the media.