Friday, April 19, 2024

FeMÁS: When music conquers all

FeMÁS: When music conquers all

As my colleague Nadia Gallo said in a magnificent article published on this page on 7 March, we do not only have sun and beaches in this blessed land called Andalusia. Here we also have a legacy and early music is part of it.

From March 6 to April 4, Seville hosts the 38th edition of FeMÁS, the Seville Early Music Festival, the oldest in Spain and a reference in the south of Europe.

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On this time and under the slogan “Omnia vincit musica” it presents 27 shows for both the public of the city and the visitor and distributed in majestic venues such as the Teatro Maestranza, the Espacio Santa Clara, and the Espacio Turina, among others.

Among the highlights of this year’s edition are world-class ensembles such as Café Zimmermann, Sergey Malov, Nicolás Alstaedt, Enrike Solinís, Vandalia, the pianist Juan Pérez Floristán and the Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla.

The festival has a loyal audience who do not live in Seville and who in previous years have travelled to the city in search of the pleasure of its music, but this time the pandemic makes it more difficult. For this reason, several of the concerts will be streamed openly and free of charge. To see these events, buy tickets and consult the various parallel activities of the event, please use the festival’s website.

So, whether in person or by streaming, this year to plan your next visit, enjoy the ancient music that will allow us a much-needed peace and reflection in these times.