Festival of Pollensa

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The Festival of Pollensa has launched its 2018 programme. The seven classical concerts will be held in August at the Sant Domingo Cloisters. This year, the 57th edition, the stars of the festival are three great orchestras; the Baroque Orchestra of Seville and the Aurora Orchestra and Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir. 

The Baroque Orchestra of Seville will open the festival on 4th August. Andoni Mercero along with Carlos Mena will perform the concert, Tutto Vivaldi. The orchestra, with more than 20 years experience, is unquestionably considered one of Spain’s best orchestras of the Baroque style. 

The Aurora Orchestra led by Nicholas Collon with Imogen Cooper on the piano will perform on 20th August with a Mozart and Beethoven repertoire. The distinctive interpretation that musicians memorize (they play without scores) captures their great creative spirit. 

The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir, will perform the closing concert on Wednesday, 29th August. It will be directed by Gran Ton Koopman, with Yetzabel Arias (soprano), Maarten Engeltjes (contratenor), Tilman Lichdi (tenor) and Klaus Mertens (low). They will offer one of the culminating works of the history of music: Bach’s minor Mass.

Also on the programme is a masterful mix of classical music and humour by Igudesman & Joo; the Vogler Quartett — a string quartet with Mallorcan clarinetist Pascual Martínez Forteza, soloist of the New York Philharmonic; the family concert Free Diary of Musica; and the guitarist Ricardo Gallén. Tickets will soon be available on the Festival website festivalpollenca.com and generaltickets.com. (to be added to the sites in the next week)