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Guided visit and Concert at Palau de la Música

Sunday, 2nd 11:00
25 € / person
Meeting point: Palau de la Música idm
 
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11The Palau de la Música Catalana is an architectural jewel of Catalan Art Nouveau, the only concert venue in this style to be listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (4th December 1997), which today represents an essential landmark in the cultural and social life of Catalonia. The guided tours offered by the Palau de la Música Catalana are a must on any visit to Barcelona.
 
You will visit the Domènech i Montaner's masterpiece, a magical music box which brings together all the decorative arts: sculpture, mosaic, stained glass and ironwork.
 
The Concert Auditorium – one of the most distinctive in the world – is for more than hundred years the privileged setting for the musical life, both national and international, of the city of Barcelona. It has hosted world premieres and it is a landmark symphonic and choral music. Dominated by the organ over the stage and with a central skylight portraying the sun, the auditorium is filled with natural light. A mystical, paradoxical hall, packed with figures like the muses which surround the stage, a bust of Anselm Clavé on one side and Beethoven on the other, and natural motifs, including flowers, palms or fruits. 
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As well as the large Concert Auditorium, the Palau has two other venues for the artistic life of the institution. One is the Petit Palau, where this concert will take place, a modern auditorium opened in 2004, ideal for chamber music or small-format concerts and offering excellent acoustics and high-tech audio-visual equipment.

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The choir "Cor de noies del Palau"

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The 34 members of the choir, aged between 16 and 25, explore the choral possibilities of their voices through a weekly work programme that includes both voice training and rehearsals. voices through a weekly work programme that includes both voice training and rehearsals.
 
The freshness, ductility and tenderness of their voices create a very special, attractive sound in concerts. Nevertheless, the work of the choir goes further in the vocal field, successfully venturing new experiences which explore other fields, such as the incorporation of stage features. The performers have taken up this motivating challenge and adapted to it with enormous versatility.
 
The concert PROGRAM
Works by G. Jenner, J. G. Rheinberger, J. Brahms, A. Dvorák i B. Bartók
(http://www.orfeocatala.cat/en/cor-de-noies-de-l-orfeo-catala_390981)
 
Another exceptional setting is the Foyer of the Palau, it is used as a separate restaurant-cafeteria. The wide arches built with bricks and green and floral-pattern glazed ceramics give this area a distinctive air or its very own. If possible, we suggest you to arrive in advance and take a drink in the foyer (http://www.palaumusica.cat/en/foyer_23671), and after the concert you can have a lunch there or in the restaurant (http://www.palaumusica.cat/en/the-gastronomy_445541).

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For meal prices and reservation, contact directly to the restaurant.  
(http://www.palaumusica.cat/en/restaurant-mirador-del-palau_28806)