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Saturday, June 23, 2012
Music for Everyone in Spain
Granada International Festival
There are many reasons to visit Spain on your
holidays, but did the thought of music cross your mind? Spaon is pleasing
to all the senses, and also to the ear. If you visit in Spain's summer, you can
enjoy some of the most famous festivals in Europe.
Castles, palaces and places of great historic value become elegant stages for
internationally renowned musicians.
Enjoy a concert in a majestic natural setting, attend a
recital in a Renaissance palace, see a show in an emblematic place like the
Alhambra in Granada, take master classes with musicians expert in their
disciplines, or enjoy an improvisation session in a night club: these are only
a few of the options available at the different music festivals held in many
places in Spain during the summer.
These are prestigious, established events with an international
reputation. They encompass a variety of styles and attract not only a huge
audience eager to listen to the best music, but also the most representative
artists from the international scene. While the musical performances are the
focal point at these events, the programs usually include other parallel
activities in which those in attendance become active participants: from
practical workshops to lectures, conferences, seminars and thematic courses.
All kinds of styles
These festivals, which are distributed throughout Spain,
take place in both major cities and in beach or mountain areas or in smaller,
quieter spots. The pleasant summer temperatures make it possible for many of
the performances to be held outdoors. On occasion, the setting where they take
place is as interesting as the event itself: emblematic places, monuments and
historical buildings are often the magnificent stage for these performances.
Vitoria-Gasteiz Jazz Festival
Whatever your musical tastes, you can enjoy them in Spain.
The Santander and Granada International Festivals are some of the indispensable
events for classical music lovers. Those who like jazz will not want to miss
the Vitoria-Gasteiz Jazz Festival or the San Sebastián Jazzaldia; and for
flamenco, you will love the International Cante de las Minas (Mine Songs)
Festival and the Córdoba Guitar Festival. For pop/rock, new trends and
alternative styles, there are huge gatherings like Sónar or the FIB (Benicassim
International Festival), while world and folk music have their place at
festivals such as Pyrenees Folk Festival, Etnosur, Grec, La Mar de Músicas and
the Ortigueira Celtic Festival.
These are only some of the musical offerings throughout the
length and breadth of our country that will give you the chance to enjoy your
stay in Spain
even more. Check it out.