A winter full of music and history at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site


Exploring the relation between Modernisme, the Catalan Art Nouveau, and Domènech i Montaner, taking a fresh look at the Nova Cançó movement, enjoying Cuban rhythms or thrilling to the music of a brass quintet are some of ideas on offer this winter at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site.

This programme consolidates the Site as an active venue on the city’s cultural scene and helps to promote activities in the neighbourhoods surrounding the monumental site.
Once again, we’re backing musical talents from on and off the commercial circuit, with small format shows. Our first date is with the Barcelona Clarinet Players quartet who’ll be performing an original composition by the composer Alexander Kukelka to accompany a reading of Celan’s poems; the Obdara Trio brings us a repertoire of cultured and popular Cuban music; we’ll hear the violinist Apel·les Carod and the guitarist Cristian Hernández bringing the free perspective of jazz to songs from the popular and classical repertory; enjoy the great sound of the Tri-tò Brass quintet, and A Contrallum will be taking a new look at the classics of the Catalan Nova Cançó movement.

This winter’s lectures include Professor of Art Mireia Freixas talking about the relation between the Catalan Art Nouveau and Domènech i Montaner; the transformative and pioneering role of the pharmacy at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau throughout the institution’s history, in the company of Doctor Antònia Mangues, director of the Pharmacy Service of the Hospital de Sant Pau; and, finally, Pilar Salmerón and Miquel Terreu, archivists at Sant Pau, explaining the day to day reality of the construction of the Art Nouveau Site, bringing together the best professionals of the time under the direction of Domènech i Montaner.

Admission to the concerts is 10€ for the general public and 8€ for Friends of the Sant Pau Site, holders of the Carnet BCN Cultural, Carnet d’Usuaris de la Xarxa de Biblioteques, and RACC Màster, and members of the Club Vanguardia, Club TR3SC, and Òmnium Cultural.

Admission to the talks is free of charge. The programme is backed by La Vanguardia and Inedit de Damm beer.