The appointment will be on the 25th and will be dedicated to Valentín Larrea, pianist and composer from Gipuzkoa
The Music for Organ Cycle in Navarra, organized by the General Directorate of Culture-Príncipe de Viana Institution, will celebrate its 37th edition by visiting ten enclaves of the foral community and offering ten concerts and three conferences.
In the presentation of the program of the cycle participated the general director of Culture-Institution Príncipe de Viana, Ignacio Apezteguía; the artistic director of the program, José Luis Echechipía, and the head of the Artistic Programs and Diffusion Section, Marisol Martínez.
José Luis Echechipía described this year’s musical programming as an opportunity “to listen to great performers, with a name already made or at the beginning of their career”, as well as “students who are making their way into the organ studies of our conservatories’.
He also wanted to highlight the close relationship that the artistic direction of the festival maintains with associations, entities and individuals from the world of culture and the organ. “This regular contact is reflected each year in the programs that the cycle presents and constitutes a way of endowing it with an important dimension, as a reflection and active agent of the culture that is currently being developed in Navarra.”
Admission is free to all the proposals of the cycle, until full capacity is reached and with access from one hour before. The use of the mask is mandatory and the health protocols in force at the time of the concerts will be followed.
A concert has been organized in Bera dedicated to the figure of Valentín Larrea, a pianist and composer from Gipuzkoa, who carried out most of his work in Pamplona.
“The efforts of the family to disseminate the work of their ancestor have resulted in a relationship that in this edition of the cycle will bear the first of its fruits,” says Echechipía. This appointment in Bera will take place on Saturday 25, at 6.30 pm. The organist Ignacio Arakistain and the tenor Xabier Barriola will focus on the figure of Valentín Larrea.
Mañeru will be in charge of starting the cycle with the artist Raúl del Toro. The appointment will be this Friday at the church of San Pedro from 7:00 p.m. On Saturday 18 at the same time, the Collegiate Church of Santa María de Roncesvalles will host the concert by Alize Mendizábal. The program will open the month of October in Villafranca with a conference on Friday 1, by José Luis Echechipía, director of the festival, about the organ of the Carmen church, followed by a concert by Ana Mínguez (organ) and Inma Calahorra ( clarinet).
The meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. On Friday, October 8 at 6:00 p.m., the concert of Mar Vaqué with the Dominican organ will be offered in the Santo Domingo convent in Pamplona. The next day, Saturday 9 at 6:00 p.m., Rubén Pérez Iracheta will go to Los Arcos, where he will give a conference about the organ of the church of Santa María. The church of San Miguel de Estella-Lizarra will host the cycle on Tuesday 12, at 6:00 p.m., with a solo organ session and also accompanied by bagpipes and txistu, led by Iosu Larumbe (organ), Untzalak Gaiteroak ( Peio Setoain Marcangeli on bagpipes and Eneko Lizoain Muñoz on bagpipes and txistu).
On the 16th at 5.30 pm it will be the turn of the Leyre monastery. On October 17 at 5:30 p.m., the festival director José Luis Echechipía will perform on the organ of the church of San Juan Evangelista de Ochagavía. The last two concerts of the cycle will take place in Tafalla and Pamplona.