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New edition of Sant Pau's Summer Concerts

05.06.19

A line-up with a great variety of styles, combining the individual personality of the artistes with unique musical projects. This is the letter of introduction of this year’s Summer Concerts, which will be held every Thursday from 4 to 25 July, at 21:00, in the gardens of the Art Nouveau Site. 

The first artiste to take the stage at the Art Nouveau Site, on Thursday 4 July, is Dani Nel·lo. Along with his Saxofonistas Salvajes, Nel·lo will be sharing his latest work, a selection of pieces that he considers vital to an understanding of the history of the saxophone and its contribution to rhythm and blues. Arnett Cobb, Noble Watts and Red Pryscock are some of the figures who have made a mark on Nel·lo’s career. 

This year’s international note is provided by Brazilian Marcos Valle, on Thursday 11 July. A producer, composer and guitarist who plays popular Brazilian genres like bossa nova and samba, Valle is in Barcelona to import his sound universe, drawing on elements of rare grooves, exotic rhythms, samba, bossa nova, rock, funk, disco and psychedelia. 

The following week, on 18 July, it’s the turn of Gerard Quintana. This Catalan musician invites us to discover Untouchables, a show that takes us on a musical journey through prohibited, persecuted, censored and hated songs. From John Lennon to Víctor Jara, from Velvet Underground to Serge Gainsbourg, from Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young to the Sex Pistols, from Pau Riba to Albert Pla, and from Dylan to Bowie. 

Closing the 2019 Summer Concerts is Clara Peya, on Thursday 25 July. This pianist and composer will be presenting Estómac, her latest artistic offering. The show is the product of the artist’s creative relationship and friendship with double bass player and producer Víctor Moliner, who, together with the voice of Magali Sare, gives life to this project, yet another example of the masterly way in which Peya combines her virtuosity at the piano with musical experimentation. 

Tickets, costing 18 euros, for the Summer Concerts are now on sale at the ticket desk of the Art Nouveau Site and at concerts.santpaubarcelona.org.