Until March 23rd, different venues in the capital will host a new edition of the Festival Internacional de Arte Sacro of the Region of Madrid, which will offer a total of 39 concerts, within a programme that will cover different styles with the aim of making the festival more attractive.
On 15th February, started the 'XXVIII Festival Internacional de Arte Sacro', making our region during five weeks an international benchmark for music, theatre, dance and cinema, related to the religious, the sacred and the spiritual.
After the changes that laid the new bases of the festival in the 2016 edition, and its confirmation last year, this new edition comes in search of promoting culture through new audiences.
Under a common theme in which it connects with the spiritual, of the 39 concerts that will take place, 10 of them are commissioned by the own festival, 6 are absolute premieres and 10 are premieres in our country. It also includes in its programming an authentic variety of styles ranging from classical to ancient music, including jazz, pop, flamenco, rock and even electronic and experimental music. How much more could you ask for?
But if there is one thing that also makes this festival unique, it is the venues chosen for these concerts. Thus you will be able to enjoy the music in places as singular as the Congress of Deputies or the Chapel of the Royal Palace among others, several churches such as San Millán or San Jerónimo to name a few, theatres such as Canal or La Abadía, and even the Royal Coliseum of Carlos III of San Lorenzo de El Escorial.
Structured in cycles, on the one hand we will be able to enjoy the 'Ciclo Músicas Infinitas' (Cycle of Infinite Music), which includes the most contemporary and alternative programme of the festival; and on the other hand, the 'Ciclo Piano Místico' (Mystical Piano Cycle), which is dedicated to young pianists and in which Spanish performers or formations with Spanish components participate.
Finally, the festival devotes special attention to the composer François Couperin, because is the 350th birthday of his birth, and Nicola Porpora and José de Nebra, both of whom are 250 years old from the date of his death.
More info: XXVIII Festival Internacional de Arte Sacro