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Two Vocal Concerts Today in Cantabria

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The most pure style of the Negro Spiritual. The famous American Spiritual Ensemble returns to Spain to offer at the International Festival of Santander the most native version of “American Negro Spiritual”, as an example of the definitive interculture over time. The fusion of African and European villages in the United States of American  from the late years of the XVIII Century and the first decades of the XIX make up an exemplary songbook that today we know thanks to the investigative and interpretive work of the hardworking groups, such as the American Spiritual Ensemble. The religious nostalgia of the Negro Spiritual is the intercultural proposal of this virtuous group of Americans that claims our sensibility to the pleasure of choral singing.

Duration for approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes.

Where: El Palacio de Festivales, Sala Argenta, Santander
When: 21.00 hours
Various Prices  (Sigue leyendo.)

Comedic and Cartoonist Workshop

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Comic and illustrator. From today, August 8th, until August 12th this comic entertains in Santillana del Mar for 2 hours each day.

To get more information and to enroll, write “alva@alvaroiglesias.es”.

Where: Santillana del Mar
When: el 8 de agosto – el 12 de agosto
Price: 60 euros

August 8th, Isidro Barrio plays the piano and the group Scola Gregoriana Brugensis sings

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From the Baroque Period to the great pianissimo of romantic Europe. One Spanish pianist defined by Leonard Bernstein as “an artist that interprets the old European style, full of grandeur and dignity”, Isidro Barrio, is today interpreter of the Spanish Baroque for antonomasia, that of the Sonatas of the father Soler, and is translator of the first romanticism that Beethoven constructed with his Sonata “Claro de luna” as well as devoted vehicle of romanticism of Franz Liszt with a selection of his poetic and religious harmonies, exquisite pianistic writing of the poetry of Lamartine.

Where: El Palacio de Festivales, Sala Pereda, Santander
When: 21.00 hours
Price: 20-30 euros

Scola Gregoriana Brugensis

Songs of happiness and thanksgiving. Songs of mass and craft for the feast of the Asunción de la Virgen María.  (Sigue leyendo.)

Today, Three Concerts Around Cantabria

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J. Javier Gastón50 anniversary ampueroof the death of Jesús Guridi

The organist J. Javier Gastón, presents a historic panorama of organ music in which the figure of Jesús Guridi permeates the three programs of an anthological cycle, in order to pay homage to the 50th anniversary of his death.

Where: El Santuario de La Bien Aparecida, Ampuero
When: 19.00 hours

Carmina Burana

The version of the masterpiece of the composer Carl Orff that you will hear in Laredo summarizes the 15 choral episodes that form his Carmina Burana, with original accompaniment of two pianos and percussion. The verses are located in a Benedictine monastery of Beuren, a German town of Bavaria, and above all else, in the Latin of the Middle Ages. Orff has written one of the most beautiful and imaginative musical pages combining old styles with the most exciting piano and percussive timbre of the present.  (Sigue leyendo.)

August 2 until September 11, Photography of José García Pérez in San Vicente de la Barquera

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Photograph Exhibition 4381_1135-luzyagua“Luz y agua” by José García Pérez

José García Pérez, photographer and manager of Foto San Vicente, displays in the Castillo del Rey in San Vicente de la Barquera, under the title of “Luz y agua,” a sample of his extensive work. One significant part of the exhibition is made of his panoramic vision of San Vicente de la Barquera, showing the architectural heritage and landscape of the town, completing the exhibition with a photograph of the author much more personal and intimate, where he shows his artistic capabilities to translate into a photograph that which he feels.

Where: Castillo del Rey (Sala de exposiciones), San Vicente de la Barquera
When: 10.00 – 20.00 hors, August 2 until September 11

Info from “el diario montaés” on the web and the photo from here.

Today, the 2nd of August, a program in Santander and another in Puente Pumar, “Te cuento… una opera Otel(l)o” and “Idimelon.”

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An Otelo without age for a public without limitations.

One more time, nonchalantly, a nerve point and above all else a feeling of humor and tenderness, the opera converts an argument to tell a story. Or said in a more successful form: the stories allow us to get close to all the audience in the opera. And to the theatre. “I tell you… an opera. Otel(l)o”  offers us a challenge: to tell that which shouldn’t be told to someone who wants to listen. Playing to be little and to be older, to learn what is “to be jealous” and to enjoy, of course, the music of Verdi.

Written and directed-Gustavo Moral; Actors-Sandro Cordero, Gonzalo San Miguel, Gustavo Moral y Rebeca Diez; Tenor-Santiago Lanza; Voice and piano-Elena Ramos

Where: Argenta Hall, Palacio de Festivales, Santander

Time: 20.00 horas

Price: 5-10 euros

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The 29th-31st of July, A Representation of

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This fun comedy portrays the santander-teatro-casyc-l72history of a couple over time, as well as asking why is it so difficult to say “I love you” to a beloved person. Kiti Manver (Lola) and Jorge Roelas (Víctor) are a married couple that decide to separate after years of happiness and three children together. From that moment, their roads continue to cross during all of a decade, but only in those special occasions where neither can escape from the other. Little by little, they will realize that maybe they were mistaken in breaking up their relationship. How can they fix it now?

Where: Obra Social de Caja Cantabria Teatro CASYC, Santander
When: Today at 20.30 hours, July 30th at 20.00 and 22.30 hours, July 31st at 19.00 hours

Information obtained here.
Photo obtained here.

Cantabrian photographic images,

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The descriptive space of the cantabria-minuscula1Palace of Caja Cantabria in Santillana del Mar will be filled this summer with colores, curiosity and lifestyles of the smallest of our living beings.

The Cantabrian photographic images of Gustavo Gutiérrez aim to be a colorful and clean song to the existence of the multitude of small plants and animals that day to day coexist with us, on occasions without us knowing, as well as full mountains, meadows, rivers, coasts, towns and cities gleaming with color, sounds and smells.

Where: The Palace of Caja Cantabria, Santillana del Mar

When: 1st of July to the 18th of September

Times: Tuesday to Sunday, 11.00 to 14.00 and 16.00 to 20.00 hours

Information and picture taken from here.

The Young Symphonic Orchestra of Cantabria JOSCAN, will play tonight in the CASYC Theatre of Santander

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The Young Symphonic Orchestra  santander-teatro-casyc-l7JOSCAN, born as an artistic educational program that, for the most part, consists of students of vocational and higher education of Cantabria. Along with the necessary pedagogic dimension of the project, and reality, the JOSCAN aims, as far as possible, to contribute to the enrichment of musical life of the region.

They will play works by Beethoven, Sibelius and Suppé for the official presentation of JOSCAN in Santander.


–       Obertura Egmont Op.84  de L.V. Beethoven
–       Sinfonía nº 1 en Do M. Op. 21 de L.V. Beethoven
–       Poema sinfónico Finlandia Op. 26  de J. Sibelius
–       Cabellería ligera  de F.V. Suppé

Director: Emilio Otero Palacio

Where: CASYC Theatre

Time: 22.00 hours

Price: 5 euros

Info obtained here.
Photo from here.

Yuga Exhibition the 18 – 31 of July in the Jesús Otero Museum in Santillana del Mar

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The Jesús Otero Museum in Santillana del Mar presents gran_31082009024306museofor you the Yuga Exhibition from the 18th to the 31st of July.

The museum is next to the collegiate church and the entrance is open and free to the public.

Schedule: Monday to Sunday mornings from 10.00 to 13.30 hours and afternoons from 16.00 to 21.00 hours

Photo obtained here.

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