The Valencia Municipal Symphonic Band will offer free concerts every Thursday in June in the gardens of the Palau de la Música. In the four concerts, admission to which is free until full capacity is reached, the Municipal Band will address musical aspects as diverse as Valencian music, American dances, marches and fire-related music.
The first concert will take place on Thursday, June 1, at 8:15 p.m., and is entitled “Alla marcia”, a review of marching music from the decimonic tradition of Giuseppe Verdi and his I vespri siciliani to the modern Schubert Metamorphosis by Evzen Zamecnik or the Florentine March by Julius Fuçik.
On Thursday, June 8, also at 8:15 p.m., the Municipal Band will offer the concert “Músiques d’arrel”, a review of the Valencian music of Matilde Salvador, Amand Blanquer, Joaquín Rodrigo, Manuel Palau, Salvador Giner and Miguel Asins.
On June 15, the concert will be called “Focs a banda”, a compendium of fire-related music. Thus, the audience will be able to listen to Music for the real fireworks by George Handel, Les fogueres de Sant Chuan by Luis Torregrosa, El amor brujo by Manuel de Falla, Benamor. Dansa del foc by Pablo Luna, pasodobles Paula Nieto by Carlos Martínez and Laura Mengó by Jordi Peiró, La festa de les falles by Ferrer Ferran and El faller by maestro Serrano.
Finally, on Thursday 22 June, the concert “Dances of America” will review the music of the American continent with Cuban Overture by George Gershwin, On the town and West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein, Estancia by Alberto Ginastera, Danzón número 2 by Arturo Márquez, Huapango by José Moncayo and Granada by Agustín Lara.
The concerts will take place every Thursday in June at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are free and access is free until full capacity is reached.