43rd ‘FESTIVAL ENSEMS’ SEPT 15-26 (Comunidade Valenciana)

##The Valencian Institute of Culture presented the 43rd edition of the Ensems Festival. This will include Symphonic music, Avant-Garde ensembles, Street Performances and more…

The Valencian Institute of Culture has presented the programme of the 43rd edition of the Ensems Festival, which was held from 7 to 16 May and will continue from 15 to 26 September.

The event was attended by Marga Landete, Deputy Director of Music and Popular Culture at the Valencian Institute of Culture; Voro García, Director of the event; Sonia Martínez, Deputy Director of IVAM; and Jesús Iglesias, Artistic Director of Les Arts.

“Islands, refuges, paradises.”
The 43rd edition of the Ensems Festival, is an event dedicated to newly created music.

The first stage of events & concerts took place between 7 and 16 May (2021). The second stage will take place between 15 and 26 September (2021).

More than twenty shows will fill an event that will bring audiences to different venues in Valencia, Castellón and Alicante. In the city of Valencia, the Palau de Les Arts will be the venue for most of the activity, although La Nau will also host some shows.

The international representation will include ‘The Riot Ensemble’ from Britain, winners of the Ernst Von Siemens Foundation award for the best ensemble of 2020. The Schallfeld Ensemble (Austria), Ensemble Mosaik (Germany) and the Trio Agora (Lithuania), young ensembles already consolidated in the experimental music circuit, will also be present.

Also taking part will be the guest composers Unsuk Chin (Korea) and Liza Lim (Australia), and the Italian Pierluigi Billone, whose piece MAATME for solo percussion and ensemble will be premiered, and the Austrian Clemens Gadenstätter.

The 2021 edition will feature Banda Sinfónica Municipal de València, the Banda Municipal de Castelló, the Banda Sinfónica Municipal de Alicante, the Orquesta de València, the Orquesta ADDA Sinfónica and the Joven Orquesta de la Generalitat Valenciana.

Valencian artists include Colectivo Mortero, Synergein Project, Aión Dúo, Paco Varoch, Grupo Illana and Grup Instrumental de València, Artists from different parts of Spain include Luis Tabuenca (percussion) and Manuel Rodríguez (dance), Trío Zukan, Barcelona Clarinet Players and the violist Alfonso Noriega.

On the street, the artist Alberto Bernal and the Frames Percussion group will take over the Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castelló and the Plaza del Ayuntamiento in Valencia to premiere the work #OccupyYourSelf.

Report by 24/7 Valencia team

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