If you’re one of those people who thinks classical music isn’t for you, it’s time to shed those preconceived notions and, with the piano as the leitmotif, rediscover it through guided listenings, recitals and concerts.
Our main partner in this series is the Maria Canals Association, which has been promoting classical music for all audiences for over 60 years.
What activities do we organise?
Journey through the Main Periods of Classical Music
Theory sessions and guided listenings by Aina Vega, head of Communication for the Maria Canals Association.
Wednesday 17 October: "Baroque and Classical periods”. Time: 2.30 to 3.30 p.m. Place: Classroom A10, Sant Cugat Campus.
Wednesday 21 November: "Romantic period”. Time: 2.30 to 3.30 p.m. Place: Classroom A10, Sant Cugat Campus.
Wednesday 30 January: "Nationalism and the 20th century”. Time: 2.30 to 3.30 p.m. Place: Classroom A17, Sant Cugat Campus.
Recital for Beginners
Listen to a number of short pieces from a range of periods, performed by and with comments from professional pianist Marc Heredia, named best Spanish performer at the Maria Canals International Piano Competition.
Wednesday 6 February: Time: 2.30 to 3.30 p.m. Place: main lobby on the Sant Cugat Campus.
Comments and discussion on Rachmaninov's Concerto no. 2 for piano and orchestra, by Núria de Canals. How does it make you feel? What does it make you think of?
Wednesday 27 March: Time: 2.30 to 3.30 p.m. Place: main lobby on the Sant Cugat Campus.
Concert at the Palau de la Música Catalana
Attend the grand finale of the Maria Canals International Piano Competition and listen to an orchestra of young musicians aged 18 to 30.
Wednesday 3 April: Grand Finale of the Maria Canals Orchestra Competition. Time: 8 p.m. Place: Palau de la Música Catalana. 20% discount on tickets. Prices will vary depending on location.
Dare to unleash the artist within on our grand piano.
Thursday 25 April: As part of Culture Month, there will be grand pianos on both campuses throughout the day for anyone who wants to play.