4 Music Festivals not to miss this Summer in Donostia
Summer is finally here, stronger and more determined than ever, to last as long as possible. If you are a fan of festivals and, in general, good music, in the upcoming months San Sebastian will be the best destination. While staying at our hotel in San Sebastian, you'll have at your disposal not only beaches with their cool seawater and unsurpassed cuisine but also various entertainments for a rhythmic summer.
This time we introduce you four musical proposals that will accompany your stay during the summer months. The first one starts in a few days.
- Euskal Herria Youth Orchestra. Although this is not properly called a festival, this concert can inaugurate a dynamic musical summer. The Youth Orchestra of the Basque Country (Euskal Herriko Gazte Orkestra) is comprised of young people from Euskal Herria and is directed by Juan Jose Ocon. For the evening, the young musicians have prepared an intensive program that includes "10 Basque melodies" of Alava and composer Jesus Guridi will conduct "Pathetique" by Tchaikovsky. When? On July, 21st at 20:00. Where? Victoria Eugenia Theatre in San Sebastián.
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- Jazzaldia Festival. This summer is also celebrated by the 50th Heineken Jazz Festival of Donostia, one of the most important scopes of its influence in Europe. The event takes place at various locations in the city and, in fact, includes both large jazz concerts performances outdoors. If you are a fan of this genre, you can check out the program here. You'll surely be glad to see that the festival features the likes of Jamie Cullum, Gregory Porter, Silvia Pérez Cruz, John Zorn, Benny Golson, Lonelady and many more. When? From July, 22nd to 26th. Where? Multiple locations: Plaza de la Trinidad, Auditorium Kursaal, Victoria Eugenia Theatre, San Telmo Museum, Green Stage, etc.
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- San Sebastian Musical Fortnight. Another key event this summer is this festival, which has more than 70 years of history and in August will celebrate its 76th edition. Opera, ballet, symphony orchestras, the romantic organ and contemporary composers, among others, will again delight the spectators. The symphonic program in which organisations you have selected will feature in concerts of Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the Cologne Radio Donostiarra Choral Society, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and the glorious opera "Tosca" by G. Puccini , to name a few. When? From August, 1st to 30th. Where? Centre Kursaal, Victoria Eugenia Theatre and other venues.
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- Kutxa Kultur Festibala. It is a space with the aim of spreading the work of young artists in the fields of film, fashion, comics and, of course, music. This year's festival which brings some of the most important bands of the independent scene, will host over 25 artists including The Strypes, Vetusta Morla, The Red Room, Angel Olsen, Yo La Tengo, etc. When? On September, 4th and 5th. Where? Monte Igeldo Amusement Park.
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Enjoy your stay at our hotel in San Sebastian!
I hope you enjoy an unforgettable stay at the Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra.
Do not hesitate to contact our staff if you require any information.
Elena Estomba Garín
General Manager Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra