International Festival of Music and Dance in Granada: an appointment you can’t miss

The beginning of summer has its own original soundtrack accompanied by dance in Granada. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to enjoy the International Festival of Music and Dance at the most legendary settings of this beautiful city. A demonstration of artistic proposals that attract 30,000 people every year, with a significant portion of the audience coming from overseas. This year the festival takes place from June 19th to July 10th, offering a complete programme for everyone who would like to attend and stay in a low cost hotel in Granada in order to enjoy this magnificent cultural event of epic proportions.

Homage to El amor brujo (The Bewitched Love) and classical music

It’s inevitable to get excited with the performances of the festival. The lucky attendants will be able to enjoy a special performance by La Fura dels Baus, who will pay homage to the 100th anniversary of El amor brujo, written by Manuel de Falla. This marvellous piece completely revolutionised Spanish musical scene back in 1915. Of course that is not all: the audience will also be able to attend the representation of great historical musical pieces, like Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas, performed by nine Spanish pianists; Sibelius’ Symphony Nº 2 performed by The Orchestre de Paris and directed by Jukka-Pekka Saraste; a concerto for violin and Bruch’s Orchestra, with French violinist Renaud Capuçon. There will also be time for Renaissance and Baroque music, classic guitar with the great Pepe Romero, and flamenco guitar with Vicente Amigo and young Juan Habichuela “Nieto”.

Picture of a performance at the Generalife Theatre of Granada

Poetry and dance, some of the other fantastic proposals you can enjoy during the festival

Besides music, poetry is also one of this festival’s top headliners. Charles Dance -a renowned British actor- is one of the key figures in this year’s programme of the International Festival of Music and Dance. He will star as a narrator in the dramatised version of Egmont by Beethoven alongside the Orchester Wiener Akademie. On the other hand, Spanish actress Blanca Portillo will do a night poem session at Patio de Arrayanes, reading the works of María Teresa de Jesús, accompanied by music performed by Ensamble Plus Ultra.

Are you looking for even more reasons to organise a getaway and book a low cost hotel in Granada? The dance form also joins the festival, so you can spend a few unforgettable days thanks to this marvellous cultural proposal. All those in attendance will be able to enjoy great classical pieces and novel performances, like a version of Brahms’ German Requiem performed by Sasha Waltz & Guests.

Legendary locations in an extraordinary city

This series of performances will take place all over Granada, conquering its most privileged and historical settings, The Alhambra Palace being one of the most exceptional. Other wonderful places like The Monastery of Saint Jeronimo, Generalife Theatre, El Corral del Carbón, and many others will also welcome artists and spectators alike.

It’s the ideal occasion to stay in a low cost hotel in Granada, from where you can easily move all over the city and enjoy all the artistic performances taking place during June and July. Sidorme puts at your fingertips a unique chance to immerse yourself in a vast number of first-class international artistic proposals and enjoy this experience first-hand.

Additionally, FEX (an extension of the festival) has already taken over the streets of the city and the region of Granada in order to reach out to the inhabitants, together with Manuel de Falla art, music, photography and dance courses.  Don’t hesitate any longer and book your stay in a low cost hotel in Granada to enjoy this excellent opportunity.

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