According to the dictionary, AFFINITY is: kinship, proximity or approach between things that match, resemble, have connection at many points … Musical instruments are tuned, and we also refine people when we know the arts better and enjoy letting us get excited. Here is the title of this circle of concerts that we will hear surrounded by paint.
It is not a new event in the Sala Parés: last year, more than a thousand listeners and spectators lived this experience in the gallery. It is something that comes from afar: to name just a few examples, in 1897 Pau Casals and Carles Vidiella offered a memorable concert in this same space; later, in 1924, the gallery organized a circle with Beethoven’s sonatas; two years later a tribute concert to Manuel de Falla was held; Federic Mompou interpreted in 1971 own compositions in the framework of an exhibition tribute to his brother Josep, painter.
Affinity is also what has made this circle possible, specifically that we feel with the two institutions that subscribe to us: the Conservatori del Liceu, pillar of the music of our country, historical and contemporary entity, full of life and excellence and, on the other hand, the Abertis Foundation, which carries out exemplary work for the promotion and sustainability of culture, especially art and music. Thank you.
Thanks also to all the young performers who fill this program with their talent, their work and their illusions, similar to what the painters who fill the gallery walls do. Together, in Affinity, they promise to make us have a great time.
JOAN ANTON MARAGALL
DIRECTOR DE LA SALA PARÉS
The FUNDACIÓ CONSERVATORI LICEU is a cultural and pedagogical institution, dedicated to the teaching and dissemination of music and arts of all styles and all educational levels, whose mission is to give continuity to the activity initiated in 1837 with the private society Liceo Filarmónico Dramático de Montesión.
Throughout its more than 180 years of history, the institution has established itself as an example of a pedagogical and cultural institution of private nonprofit initiative, born from civil society, and with a clear vocation of public service, educational excellence and patronage and philanthropy in education and the dissemination of music as a tool for human development.
It is precisely based on this vision that we present in the circle ‘Afinitats’ a selection of the most outstanding students of the Centre Superior de Música del Liceu (mainly interns of the Ferrer-Salat Music Foundation), who will offer their talent in spaces as emblematic as Sala Parés and Castell de Castellet. We wish you to enjoy the music of these young performers in an extraordinary environment.
DIRECTORA GENERAL DE LA FUNDACIÓ CONSERVATORI DEL LICEU