Designed by architect Rafael Moneo and directed by the affable Joan Oller, L'Auditori tries to offer something to everyone. The 2,400-seat Pau Casals hall, dedicated to the Catalan cellist, provides a stable home for city orchestra OBC, now under the baton of conductor Eiji Oue (although it frequently performs with guest conductors). It's also a place for the revered Jordi Savall to straddle his viola da gamba in an excellent series of early music concerts called El So Original, running from October to April. A more intimate 600-seat chamber space, dedicated to choir leader Oriol Martorell, has a more diverse programme incorporating contemporary and world music, while experimental and children's work is staged in a 400-seat space named after jazz pianist Tete Montoliu.
A late-night bus service connects the Auditori with Plaça Catalunya after evening performances.
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Sónar 2016: ‘Become Ocean’, by John Luther Adams
The Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra (OBC) is taking part in Sónar once again after a three-year absence with this concert in L'Auditori. It's the European debut of the work that renowned composer John Luther Adams has dedicated to...Classical and opera Thursday June 16 2016Read more