Classical music returns to Racó de la Calma

A series of six concerts scheduled inside Sitgestiu Cultural recovers this emblematic space as a stage for concerts

Sitgestiu Cultural 2017 -the cultural program of Museums of Sitges during the summer, presents this year several new activities, including night visits to museums and the creation of a series of classical music at the Racó de la Calma. Co-organized by the Department of Culture of the City Hall and Museums of Sitges, the series of Classical Music at the Racó de la Calma presents six concerts between July 13 and August 31, with performers from diverse backgrounds and styles.

The program is coordinated by Ramon Artigas Coll and includes winners from the Mirabent i Magrans Contest, both chamber music and singing categories. The Contest was held two weeks ago at Casino Prado and granted  awards to Delis Duo in the chamber music category, while soprano Paula Sánchez-Valverde and pianist Viviana Salisi won in the singing category. The two starred the first concerts of the series.

In addition to the winning performers of the Contest, the series of Classical Music at Racó de la Calma also offers a suggestive concert by soprano Serena Sáenz and pianist Anna Creixell presented by Xavier Chavarria, who staged an intimate concert with the participation of the public.

PROGRAM

Thursday, July 13, 9pm
Paula Sánchez-Valverde, soprano, winner of the 1st prize
Paula Sánchez-Valverde, soprano, 1st prize winner of  the Mirabent Magrans singing contest, accompanied by the proven pianist Viviana Salisi, prepared a varied repertoire with a first part of songs and a second part of arias of opera . We will hear composers such as Donizetti, Händel, Rossini and Gounod.

Thursday, July 20, 9pm
Duo Bau Veselova
Irma Bau, cello
Irina Veselov, piano
The winning musical ensemble of the 1st prize of the Mirabent i Magrans Contest under the category of chamber music is a duo composed by Catalan cellist Irma Bau and Russian pianist Irina Veselov. The program of the proposed concerto are two essential musical pieces that are at the same time opposed in their styles from their chamber repertoire. A sonata by Cesar Franck and another by Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Monday, July 24, 9pm
Sfera Duo
The winning musical ensemble of the 3st prize of Mirabent i Magrans Contest under the category of chamber music is a duo formed by the virtuoso violinist Christian Torres and the magnificent Lithuanian pianist Paulina Dumanaite. They present a concert based on two major genius of classical music. The program proposes a classical sonata by Beethoven and another from Brahms which is more romantic.

Thursday, August 10, 9pm
Kebyart Ensemble
Pere Méndez
Víctor Serra
Robert Seara
Daniel Miguel
saxophones
This Saxophone Quartet, winners of the 2nd prize of the Mirabent-Magrans Contest under the category of chamber music, selected a repertoire of contemporary composers showing the entire musical might of this chamber quartet. We will be able to hear pieces by authors like Ligeti, Bozza, Geiss, among others.

Thursday, August 17, 9pm
Hélène Walter,
soprano
Anna Crexells, piano
Oleguer Aymamí, cello
The French soprano Hélène Walter, winner of the 2nd prize of the Mirabent Magrans Contest under the singing category, will propose us a very interesting repertoire of French composers. Her delicate voice will be accompanied by the excellent pianist Anna Crexells and the brilliant cellist Oleguer Aymamí .

Thursday, August 31, 9pm
Serena Sáenz,
soprano
Anna Crexells piano
Xavier Chavarria, presenter
This concert will have a special and very original format, it will be an Intimate Audition, in other words, a commented concert with a dialogue among musicians and with the participation of the public, which will be able to make questions and comments. The participating musicians will be soprano Serena Sáenz and pianist Anna Crexells. The presentation will be carried out by Xavier Chavarria, a musicologist and broadcaster of Catalonia Música.