Music in the Parks

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  • Public at a concert of The Sey Sisters at the park of la Barceloneta
  • Portrait of Eva Fernández
  • Grand finale concert to the 2018 edition of Music in the Parks, at the Parc del Clot
  • The Sey Sisters singing on an open-air stage
  • A group of people on a guided visit at the Laberint d'Horta park
  • An orchestra plays in front of the public at a park
  • Public listening to an orchestra at a concert at a park

2020 Edition

The Music in the Parks cycle returns to the city's green spaces this August, with the appropriate safety measures in place.

Created more than 20 years ago, the Music in the Parks cycle will be back this August. Given the exceptional situation caused by the COVID-19 crisis, the 2020 edition had initially been suspended. However, considering the progress of the lockdown-exit stages, Barcelona City Council is now going ahead with a shortened edition of the cycle in August, with all the appropriate safety measures in place. The cycle brings quality music to all audiences and boosts the parks’ possibilities as places for people to share and enjoy during the summer evenings and nights.

This series of free summer concerts held in the city’s gardens and parks and organised by Barcelona City Council, in collaboration with the districts and other municipal organisations, includes several styles of music, such as classical and jazz.

2019 edition

The 2019 edition of Music in the Parks attracted 14,200 visitors, filling the various parks and gardens in the city. This series of free summer concerts started twenty-four years ago with the aim of offering quality music for all audiences and boosting the presence of young musicians. At the same time, the programme aims to exploit the potential of parks as recreational spaces for people to enjoy together on summer evenings.

The 2019 edition of Music in the Parks featured 44 concerts in a variety of styles, such as classical music, jazz, blues and formations from music schools. Some of the musicians and performers who took part were selected by the jury, offering small-format concerts, quartets at most. All the musicians were aged between 16 and 35.

Also taking part were municipal music schools, keen to highlight the educational work they carry out in Barcelona, where they teach a large number of the musicians who will be moving on to higher music studies in the future.

In order for people to get a better understanding of the social and environmental benefits of parks and gardens, the 2019 edition again offered guided visits ahead of the concerts in the districts, with eleven tours explaining the history, biodiversity and special features of these spaces. There was also a visit to the Fàbrica del Sol, in the Parc de la Barceloneta. Around 300 people were able to enjoy these guided activities.

More information on the Urban Ecology website.

2020 Edition

The Music in the Parks cycle returns to the city's green spaces this August, with the appropriate safety measures in place.

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