Music's day 2011
He 18 of June, date chosen for the beginning of the Music Day celebrations, that extend throughout the week, Madrid is at the same level as the main European cities. Of all the musical events that took place throughout the day, It is worth highlighting the one organized by the National Center for Musical Diffusion (CNDM), directed by Antonio Moral, in collaboration with the National Auditorium.
ONLY MUSIC! started at 12.00 noon, in the Symphony Hall, with Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor by Gustav Mahler, by the National Orchestra of Spain, directed by Josep Pons.
throughout the day, inside and outside the National Auditorium, could be enjoyed, for free, of a great variety of representations in different spaces. Apart from the Symphony and Chamber halls, the entrance hall of the Auditorium was also enabled (with the name of the Tapestry room) and the square located at the entrance of the Symphony Hall.
The repertoire was also very varied., to the satisfaction of all audiences. Popular, by acquaintance, and covering the different musical styles and periods. Flamenco did not miss this appointment, represented, among others, by a young and promising singer, Argentina accompanied on guitar by José Quevedo “Bolita”, who knew how to transmit with his art everything that can be expected from flamenco.
Students from the Reina Sofía School of Music and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the University of Alicante participated., who brilliantly performed the Concerto for violin and orchestra in D major, on. 35 de Chaikovski.
Throughout the afternoon the influx of public was increasing, which shows that, when the offer is varied and of quality, people respond. This success must be credited to the extraordinary organization. Madrid has to consider new and ambitious musical horizons in the manner of other European cities in the summer season. For this, it has organizational capacity and multipurpose spaces to be used. Sometimes the worst moments can be a good starting point.
Of the 19 al 26 June also celebrates the 1st Madrid Music Festival. This festival is an initiative of the SaludArte Foundation to offer a possibility open to everyone to enjoy and live with the values of culture. “Madrid sounds to me” is the continuation of similar events that this institution has organized in recent years in the United States or Venezuela, together with institutions such as the New World Symphony of Miami or the National System of Youth and Children's Orchestras of Venezuela (Prince of Asturias Awards 2008). Likewise, this Festival is part of the Iberian program, also from the SaludArte Foundation.
In this Festival we can enjoy Mahler's 5th Symphony, the voice of Maria Bayo and Andreas Wolf, among others.