The Symphony Orchestra of the Balearic Islands will offer 24 small-format concerts at bellver castle

THE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF THE BALEARIC ISLANDS WILL OFFER 24 SMALL-FORMAT CONCERTS AT BELLVER CASTLE, BETWEEN JUNE 24 AND SEPTEMBER 26

The Symphony Orchestra of the Balearic Islands (OSIB), along with Conselleria de Presidència, Cultura i Igualtat, returns to Bellver castle with a total of 24 small-format concerts, to be held between the 24th of June and the 26th of September. These concerts, included in the series of 60 concerts #SonamPerTu, will feature top-level artists, such as violinist Joji Hattori, sopranos Lisa Larsson and Irene Mas, baritone José Antonio López, pianist Saskia Giorgini and violinists Nina Heidenreich and the Majorcan Francisco Fullana.

 

The managing director of the OSIB, Pere Malondra, and its artistic director, Pablo Mielgo, have presented this cycle, through which the audience will enjoy performances by prestigious artists and a diverse programme, with works by composers like Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Mahler, Stravinsky, Mendelssohn; French programmes with Ravel, Debussy; lyrical concerts with soprano Lisa Larsson; and theatre nights with“L’Histoire du soldat”, by I. Stravinsky.

There will be some seating restrictions, and performances will be carried out according to the health and safety protocols arranged for the comeback of the OSIB after confinement. Therefore, access to the concert areas will be signaled for distancing and the organization will provide the attendants with hydroalcoholic gel. The use of face masks is compulsory.

Tickets for Bellver castle will be on sale through the OSIB website, from Friday 19th of June, and they cost €20.

The OSIB appreciates the collaboration of Ajuntament de Palma in making these 24 concerts at Bellver castle possible, and we also thank Caixabank and Fundació la Caixa, sponsors of the cycle #SonamPerTu of the Symphony Orchestra of the Balearic Islands.

The OSIB has resumed its activity with a series of 60 concerts, to be held between May and September 2020, across the archipelago. With hashtag #SonamPerTu (We sound for you), The OSIB returns to stages in Mallorca, Menorca, Eivissa and Formentera, with small-format concerts of string, wind and percussion ensembles.

On the week between the 18th and 21st of June, the OSIB will offer 10 concerts in Mallorca, Menorca, Eivissa and Formentera. On the 21st of June, the International Day of Music, the OSIB will be playing in all of the isles simultaneously, for the first time ever, at 8.30 pm. Of these series of performances, it is worth highlighting the one at Far de la Mola in Formentera, during which this landmark lighthouse will host a concert for the first time in its history.

In Eivissa, there will be 5 concerts: one at the church of Sant Antoni de Portmany (June 19th, 9 pm),  Plaça Santa Gertrudis (Santa Eulàlia des Riu; June 19th, 9 pm), plenary hall at the Ajuntament de Sant Joan de Labritja (June 20th, 8.30 pm), Plaça de Sant Jordi (Sant Josep de la Talaia; June 20th, 8.30 pm) and one at the Claustre de l’Ajuntament d’Eivissa (June 21st, 8.30 pm).

In Menorca, there will be 5 concerts. The Auditori de Ferreries (June 18th, 8.30 pm), Pati de Can Saura in Ciutadella (June 19th, 8 pm), Convent de Sant Diego in Alaior (June 19th, 8.30 pm), Sala Orfeó in Maó (June 21st, 8.30 pm) and the castle of Sant Antoni de Fornells (Es Mercadal; July 11th, 8.30 pm) de julio, a las 20:30h) are the stages to be filled with the music of our wind, string and percussion ensembles.

These activities are included in the OSIB’s attempts to decentralize our performances beyond Palma; to reach new audiences and stages in our own territory; to grant access to the orchestra for all types of social groups; and to adapt our programmes to different audiences.

RECORD LABEL

The OSIB launches a record label that will allow the orchestra to distribute their recordings through more than 40 music platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and Goolge Play Music, among others. The label has already published four albums: “Revolució”, with Symphony No.7 by Beethoven and The rite of Spring, by Tchaikovsky; Symphony No.2 by Gustav Mahler; and works by Majorcan composers “Mallorca Suite”, by Baltasar Samper, and “Foners”, by Antoni Parera Fons.

We can now enjoy these recordings, which are also proof of the talent and international projection of the Balearic Islands, thanks to a firm commitment by its institutions towards culture as an essential element for the future of the region.

The OSIB is regarded as an example for symphonic music in Spain. For 30 years, it has featured internationally acclaimed soloists, including Juan Diego Flórez, Khatia Buniatishvili, Giuliano Carmignola, Emmanuel Pahud, Lisa Larsson, Kate Lindsay, Lise Davidsen, Kiri Té Kanawa, Teresa Berganza, Joaquín Achúcarro, Piotr Anderszewski, María Bayo, Simón Orfila, Katia and Marielle Labèque, and young Majorcan talent Francisco Fullana.

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