Spain with Matthew George - June 2013
2013 Spain International Band Festival - Madrid & Valencia with a pre-tour option to Barcelona
For more than two centuries, Spain has harbored a hidden treasure: Bands. The European epicenter for band activity is right in Spain. From amateur groups to highly respected professional ensembles, Spanish bands are a way of life. Great repertoire written by leading Spanish composers is abundant. Every city has a professional band and there are thousands of superb amateur bands throughout the country.
Two of the most beautiful cities in Spain have wonderful band traditions, Barcelona and Valencia. I invite you to join me as we will have the opportunity to perform in exchange concerts, rehearse and perform alongside local bands, and to perform in one of the most beautiful concert halls in all of Spain, the Palau of Valencia.
Join me in clinics with leading conductors of Spain such as Raphael Sanz-Espert, and composers like Luis Serrano Alarcón. Because the tradition of band music is so rich, there is also a tradition of large, enthusiastic audiences. Your band will surely feel welcomed and appreciated.
Beyond the music, Spain has so much to offer in the arts, culture, food and ambience. This will be an unforgettable, yet affordable experience for you and your musicians.
I hope to see you in Spain in 2013,