Music & Performing Arts
A rich cultural heritage dating back centuries is the backdrop to a thriving music scene in Catalonia.
Unique venues, international repute
The Palau de la Música Catalana is a singular performance venue. It’s unique modernist design is beloved of artists and audiences alike, the world over. With the equally renowned Liceu theatre, and a range of auditoria and popular music venues hosting international events and artists, the Palau represents the musical soul of Catalonia.
Local genres live on: Rock Català, Rumba Catalana...
If the musical soul of Catalonia is expressed in the Palau de la Música Catalana, its heart throbs with the rhythms of its many musical traditions, from the Sardana and Habanera to Catalan Rock and Catalan Rumba and from the ancient devotional songs of the Red book of Montserrat to the rich and diverse musical styles heard in the many international and local music festivals like Primavera Sound.
Thriving music scene
From the plethora of top quality orchestras and choirs and world famous venues like the Palau de la Música Catalana (pictured above) which welcome a huge range of musicians and audiences, to the many local ensembles, choirs and bands, the Catalan music scene is a rich melting pot of cultures and styles. Here’s an example of the latest generation: The Escarteen Sisters, who sing in at least four languages: Catalan, English, Spanish and Flemish (it is their Flemish grandfather who inspired their musical journey).
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