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.
|Transport:||Marina (M: L1)|
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Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra + Valery Gergiev
Fortunately, thanks to Ibercàmera, the Theatre Orchestra from St Petersburg and Valery Gergiev visit Barcelona every year, usually at the Auditori. This time they're also working with the OBC to bring you an interesting musical proposition. But they'll...Classical and opera Friday January 27 2017
Gergiev conducts Shostakovich's Symphony No 4
It's highly likely that once the 2016-2017 season of the OBC comes to an end, it will be well remembered for this programme. For the first time the OBC (Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra) and the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra from St Petersburg...Classical and opera Saturday January 28 2017 - Sunday January 29 2017