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Heineken Jazzaldia 2014

Donostia/San Sebastián is worth visiting any time of year, for the good food, friendly locals, shell-shaped beach or any other reason, really. But if your visit coincides with Jazzaldia, you get two treats in one trip. And when the headliners

  1. Kursaal Auditorium and Conference Centre Av de Zurriola, 1, 20002
  2. Wed Jul 23 - Sun Jul 27
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Bachcelona 2014: Beca Bach

Young singers Laia Frigolé, Eulàlia Fantova, Pablo Larraz and Francesc Ortega, with grants from the BZM Foundation, are the stars of this show, which will be conducted by Pau Jorquera, with accompaniment from the BZM Ensemble and organist Daniel

  1. Basílica dels Sants Màrtirs Just i Pastor Rere de Sant Just, s/n, Ciutat Vella
  2. Wed Jul 23
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Elsa de Alfonso + Los Prestigio

  • Free

Elsa de Alfonso, a Barcelona underground activist and founder of Villarroel presents her latest personal project, for which she has recruited Los Prestigio, a band formed by members of Extraperlo, Beach Beach and Doble Pletina. In September they're

  1. Hotel Pulitzer Bergara, 8, Ciutat Vella
  2. Wed Jul 23
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Bachcelona 2014: Juan de la Rubia

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Under the title 'Bach the improvisor', organist Juan de la Rubia performs this recital that includes pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach as well as free improvisations based on suggestions from the audience in attendance. This concert is one of many in

  1. Barcelona Cathedral (Catedral) Pla de la Seu, s/n, Ciutat Vella
  2. Wed Jul 23
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Bachcelona 2014: Le Tendre Amour

The programme 'Bach & Love' within the Barcelona Bach Festival stars a small chamber ensemble featuring Katy Elkin (oboe d'amore), Sébastien Perrin (traverso) and Sara Rosique (soprano). Together they will perform works on the theme of love from

  1. Basílica dels Sants Màrtirs Just i Pastor Rere de Sant Just, s/n, Ciutat Vella
  2. Thu Jul 24 - Fri Jul 25
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Orquesta Ilegal de Barcelona

One of the most popular bands in town that took their name from the illegal act they commit when they play their music on the streets and are then chased down by the authorities. They couldn't be more cosmopolitan, with their 11 members from seven

  1. Harlem Jazz Club Comtessa de Sobradiel, 8, Gòtic, 08002
  2. Fri Jul 25
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Orquesta Ilegal de Barcelona

One of the most popular bands in town that took their name from the illegal act they commit when they play their music on the streets and are then chased down by the authorities. They couldn't be more cosmopolitan, with their 11 members from seven

  1. Harlem Jazz Club Comtessa de Sobradiel, 8, Gòtic, 08002
  2. Fri Jul 25
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Club Yeti

  • Critics choice
  • Free

When a spell checker changed the word 'concert' to 'club yeti', journalist Juanma Freire ('El Periódico de Cataluña', 'Rockdelux') took it as a clear sign. Luis Costa ('La Vanguardia', 'Rockdelux', 'Rolling Stone') and Marta Salicrú ('Time Out

  1. Hotel Pulitzer Bergara, 8, Ciutat Vella
  2. Fri Jul 25
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Bachcelona 2014: Garnati Ensemble

The trio formed by Pablo Martos (violin), Yuval Gotlibovich (viola) and Alberto Martos (cello) perform a version of the celebrated 'Goldberg Variations' by Johann Sebastian Bach arranged for this ensemble. This is a new offering within the Barcelona

  1. Església de Santa Maria del Pi Cardenal Casañas, 16, Ciutat Vella, 08002
  2. Sat Jul 26
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Bachcelona 2014: Andreas Martin

  • Critics choice

The German lutenist, who has lived in Catalunya for years, makes his Bachcelona debut with a solo recital. Bach in small-format. And up-close.

  1. c/ Palma de Sant Just, 08002
  2. Sat Jul 26
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