New Year’s concerts: appointments in Spain to welcome 2024 with joy

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The New Year’s concerts They began in Vienna in 1939 as a gesture of joy and hope in difficult times, a tradition that spread to the world, also to Spain, and that in Madrid and Barcelona can be enjoyed with one’s own Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra In a smaller version: Philharmonic Ensemble.

The iconic Radetzky March, along with waltzes, polkas, marches and galops of the Strauss family make up the majority of the musical programs of these concerts, which are also held in cities such as Vigo, MĂ©rida, Seville, Santander or Zaragoza. According to EFE, these are some musical events in Spain to excitedly welcome 2024:


He National Auditorium welcomes the January 3 the aforementioned concert by the Philharmonic Ensemble, an orchestra considered the ambassador of Vienna’s musical tradition on global stages. They will perform compositions from the Strauss family, such as Viennese Blood, On the Beautiful Blue Danube and the Radetzky March.

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He Royal Theatre of Madrid celebrates the next January 1 the traditional New Year’s concert with waltzes and polkas belonging to the Strauss family performed by the Santa Cecilia Classical Orchestra under the direction of Kynan Johns.


Isabel Rubio will direct the New Year’s Concert at the Palau de la MĂşsica Catalana of Barcelona the days December 31, 1, 2 and January 6th together with VallĂ©s Symphony Orchestrawith works by Strauss to which he will add his personal stamp.

“My own brand in this concert will be Bernstein’s Waltz but, through dialogue with the orchestra, we have tried to make this concert a journey through different countries”the Murcian director told EFE.

The Catalan capital will host the New Year’s Concert 2024 in it Great Teatre del Liceu of Barcelona on two dates: December 26 and the January 1 at 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

The members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (Philharmonic Ensemble) will arrive at Coliseum Theater from Barcelona with the Vienna New Year’s Concert he January 2 at 7:30 p.m.


Strauss Festival Orchestra will play in the Mar de Vigo Congress Palace Auditorium he Great New Year’s Concert on Sunday January 7th At 7:00 p.m.

This same concert will also be offered at the Opera Palace of A Coruña the next January 14 At 7:00 p.m.


He Mercantile Athenaeum Valencia hosts the Great New Year’s Concert for the fifth consecutive time on Monday January 1 at 7:00 p.m., performed by the Mediterranean Symphony Orchestra directed by Juan Antonio RamĂ­rez.

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Besides, Strauss Festival Orchestra will act in Congress Palace of the city December 27.


The Johan Strauss Ensemble of the Vienna Symphony will perform in the Argent Room on Wednesday January 3 at 7:30 p.m.


The Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville will host in the Maestranza Theater New Year’s Concert directed by Lucas MacĂ­as and with soprano BryndĂ­s Gudjonsdottir, winner of the XVII Certamen Nuevas Voces Ciudad de Sevilla, on January 3 and 4 at 8:00 p.m.


Strauss Festival Orchestra will be present in the Riojaforum he January 20 at 8:30 p.m. to give their Great New Year’s Concert.


The New Year’s Concert will be directed by Juan Pablo Valencia and they will have four performances in the community’s conference centers, specifically, they will perform on January 1 in Badajozhe January 2 in Meridahe January 3 in Villanueva de la Serena and the 4 from January in Plasencia at 8:00 p.m.

Balearic Islands

The Balearic Symphony Orchestra will perform in the Palma Congress Palace with soprano Elena Sancho on Monday January 1.


He December 28th at 7:30 p.m. the Great New Year’s Concert for the eleventh consecutive year and will feature the German soprano Nina-MarĂ­a Fischer together with the Ciudad de Zaragoza Symphony Company and the direction of Juan LuĂ­s MartĂ­nez in the Congress Palace from the city.


The Young Symphony Orchestra from Valladolid will play next January 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the Carrion Theater.


Strauss Festival Orchestra will act January 7th For all classical music lovers in the Gayarre Theater.


The Symphony Orchestra of the Region of Murcia will interpret the New Year’s concert in it Audience Margarita Lozanoby Lorca, the next January 2.


He Campoamor Theater opens the year with its traditional New Year’s Concerts in the days January 1 at 7:00 p.m. and January 2 at 8:00 p.m. in which the Oviedo Philharmonic Orchestra.


He Rojas Theater will offer the Extraordinary New Year’s Concert with the direction of Antonio Ariza Momblant, the soprano MarĂ­a Ruiz and the singer BelĂ©n Vega on January 1 at 20:00.


He Euskalduna Palace hosts the Strauss Festival Orchestra on January 1.

Canary Islands

The Young Orchestra of the Canary Islands (JOCAN) will offer its traditional New Year’s concert on three islands on the days January 1 in it Tenerife Auditoriumhe January 2 in it Alfredo Kraus Auditorium in Gran Canaria and the January 3 in it Fuerteventura Training and Congress Palace.


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