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OBC: Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5

  • Critics choice

Emmanuel Krivine, the principal guest conductor of the OBC (Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya), directs this concert whose big draw is one of the most popular of Dmitri Shostakovich's symphonies. The programme is completed

  1. L'Auditori Lepant, 150, Eixample, 08013
  2. Sun Apr 26
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DIXITFEST

The chamber choir ArsInNova and the Catalan Barroque Orchestra join forces in this programme conducted by Pere Lluís Biosca. You'll hear Händel's 'Dixit Dominus' as well as music by Antonio Vivaldi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Felix Mendelssohn.

  1. CREC (Resource Centre for Entrepreneurs and Citizens) Blesa, 27, Poble-sec, 08004
  2. Sun Apr 26
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Jazz & Swing: Barcelona Jazz Orquestra

One Sunday a month, Sala Apolo gets all dressed up to welcome the Barcelona Jazz Orchestra, and this time around Biel Ballester as well, who will perform jazz manouche from the 1930s. These sessions fill the hall with an almost magic atmosphere that

  1. Sala Apolo Nou de la Rambla, 113, Poble-sec, 08004
  2. Sun Apr 26
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Bach in Barcelona

Dutch cellist Jurgen van Win is promoting this series of concerts that take place every Thursday. Every show features two of the six Bach Suites. Enjoy baroque music in Romanesque surroundings. (Reservations: 679305718 / 935892855).

  1. Sant Pau del Camp Sant Pau, 101, El Raval, 08001
  2. Mon Apr 27 - Wed Apr 29
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Carmen

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The Gran Teatre del Liceu brings in this production, directed by Calixto Bieito, which caused a scandal when it was originally released in 1875, but over time has it been increasingly accepted. In the lead roles are Béatrice Uria-Monzon and Nikolai

  1. Gran Teatre del Liceu La Rambla, 51-59, El Raval, 08002
  2. Wed Apr 29 - Sat May 2
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Morrissey

Morrissey must love Barcelona as much as we do. The former Smiths frontman is back in town just six months after his last visit with his latest album, 'World Peace Is None of Your Business' (2014), the tenth of his solo career. The album is in line

  1. Razzmatazz Almogàvers, 122, Sant Martí, 08018
  2. Wed Apr 29
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Opera and flamenco: History of a love affair

Maybe this is designed with the tourist in mind, but isn't it what we're here for? Enjoy this concert that brings together two genres that are theoretically very different, flamenco and opera, with a bit of zarzuela thrown in for good measure. The

  1. Palau de la Música Catalana Palau de la Música, 4-6, Ciutat Vella, 08003
  2. Wed Apr 29
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BCN Gin Tunes & Roses: Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock has been one of the most respected names in rock and psychedelic folk since the late '70s, when he led the seminal Soft Boys. He himself has said that at that time they were trying to mix The Beatles with Captain Beefheart. In his

  1. Jamboree Pl. Reial, 17, Ciutat Vella, 08002
  2. Thu Apr 30
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