• Granada Festival: June 7 to July 14, 2024

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    Granada Festival: June 7 to July 14, 2024

    The Granada International Music and Dance Festival is one of Spain's most iconic cultural events. It takes place between June and July in the palaces of the Alhambra, the main monuments of the city, and its province. Recognized not only for its extraordinary venues and the presence of great artists but also for its commitment to young talents.

    The Granada Festival blends art, culture, and emotion with high-quality artistic programming in the heart of beautiful and unique locations, offering an unparalleled cultural tourism experience. It contributes to the economic and cultural vitality of the city by attracting artists, musicians, and visitors.

    On the agenda for this 73rd edition: Martha Argerich with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Alexandre Kantorow, the Ballet Nacional de España, Rocio Molina, the Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse with Tarmo Peltokoski, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Le Concert des Nations with Jordi Savall, and many more.

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  • Smetana’s
Litomyšl Festival: from June 8 to July 7, 2024

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    Smetana’s Litomyšl Festival: from June 8 to July 7, 2024

    Experience the quintessence of Czech classical music at the Smetana's Litomyšl Festival, celebrating the composer's 200th anniversary. This annual festival unfolds in the heart of the historic city of Litomyšl, skillfully blending tradition with modernity. It is a cultural event that fits perfectly into the dynamic atmosphere of a city that honors its heritage while maintaining eternal youth.

    The Festival offers a diverse program where classical works meet contemporary creations in a unique and family-friendly atmosphere. Spread across historical sites such as the charming Litomyšl Castle and local churches with their resounding acoustic grandeur, audiences will experience everything from opera to symphonic poetry.

    Highlights this year include: the Czech Philharmonic led by expert conductor Jakub Hrůša, captivating performances by the Smetana Trio, dazzling virtuosity from violinist Josef Špaček, the elegance of Pavel Haas Quartet, all complemented by a radiant interpretation of Smetana's opera'Libuše', a glittering tribute to Smetana.

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  • A to jazZ Festival: from July 4 to 7, 2024

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    A to jazZ Festival: from July 4 to 7, 2024

    A to JazZ Festival is a remarkable part of the cultural life of Sofia. Spreading and promoting jazz, world and improvised music among young people since 2011, the festival welcomes more than 60 000 people from all around Europe. It presents the best of jazz and beyond artists in the beautiful South park of Sofia city, where great performers such as Branford Marsalis, Christian McBride, John McLaughlin, Snarky Puppy, Jacob Collier, Robert Glasper, Christian Scott, Kenny Garrett, Bokanté, Cory Henry, Roy Hargrove, Lalah Hathaway, Kurt Elling, Richard Bona, Michel Camilo, Dianne Reeves, José James, Dirty Loops, Nick West, Jazzmeia Horn, Ghost-Note and many others have played on its stage.

    04-07 July 2024 A to JazZ’s line-up includes KNOWER, Kinga Glyk, McCoy Tyler Legends (Antonio Farao, Chico Freeman, Steve Turre, Avery Sharp, Ronnie Burrage), David Helbock’s Austrian Syndicate and many more. The program of the festival likewise includes jam sessions and night stage, art-market of handicrafts, accessories, books and works of art, children's educational program A to JazZ Kids, sports events and musical yoga. Music Talks Conference and the World Music Showcase are part of the professional program of the festival.

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  • Ljubljana Festival: from June 20 to September 3, 2024

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    Ljubljana Festival: from June 20 to September 3, 2024

    The 72nd Ljubljana Festival, opening on 20 June with the Summer Night gala concert, which will feature nostalgic melodies of Ditka Haberl, Alenka Pinterič and Neca Falk, will ensure that we can spend the summer in an abundance of cultural events. We will be able to enjoy two famous operas, Puccini's Tosca starring tenor Jonathan Tetelman, Verdi's Il Trovatore performed by the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Aram Khachaturian's ballet Spartacus performed by The State Opera and Ballet Theatre Astana Opera. Many outstanding orchestras will perform with renowned soloists, such as Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra with pianist Mikhail Pletnev, Seongnam Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, this year’s Grammy nominees ADDA Simfònica Alicante, Ningbo Symphony Orchestra, Filarmonica della Scala and London Symphony Orchestra with pianist Bruce Liu. We will witness performances by renowned conductors such as Sir Antonio Pappano, Riccardo Chailly, Zubin Mehta, Nanse Gum, András Keller, Alexei Kornienko and others. The extraordinary concerts by Rade Šerbedžija, Arturo O'Farill & Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra and Margareth Menezes will also add a special note to the summer festival, along with musical The Bodyguard directed by Mykal Rand. The festival will close on 3 September with a concert by pianist Martha Argerich accompanied by the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of conductor Charles Dutoit.

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