New edition of Els Vespres d’Hivern

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Els Vespres d’Hivern start a new edition with unique projects of great artistic value. Once again, culture and music meet in one of the most spectacular places of Barcelona, the Paranimph of the Historical Building of the UB.

This eighth edition brings Jùlia Colom’s ingenious mix of tradition and modernity; Élvaro Sola’s unique interpretation of flamenco; the new bond between pianist Marta Cascales and the voice of Carla Gimeno (The Grab Apples), and the Golden Slumbers’ visit, an inspiration of the new Portuguese folk scene.

The artistic direction is conducted by L’Afluent, which is also in charge of the artistic direction of Barcelona Acció Musical (BAM) in La Mercè events in Barcelona. The innovative, open and cross-sectional essence of the cycle, which has become an inspiration in the city, is maintained.

The concerts, free of charge, will take place on Fridays, during February, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets require previous registration and are available on the website Els Vespres. These will be given to the audience from 19 January, on a staggered basis and until full room capacity is reached.

Concerts:

3 February. Jùlia Colom (tickets available from 19 January). Jùlia’s approach to Majorcan tunes and her pop sensitivity are her introduction letter. A different and authentic proposal that shows the artist’s inner world with originality.

10 February. Élvaro Sola (tickets available from 26 January). Multidisciplinar artist that gives flamenco an amalgam of images and fresh sounds. Puñales tells a heartbreak story inspired by the seven sorrows of Mary. The deepest and most contemporary flamenco.

17 February. Golden Slumbers (tickets available from 2 February). Lisbon indie folk-pop duet formed by Margarida and Catarina Falc Éo. They use vocal harmonies and guitars in their songs and they write about love, family dynamics and femininity.

24 February. Grauwi + Marta Cascales (tickets available from 9 February). Project by the the Barcelona girls Carla Gimeno (vocals) and Marta Castales (piano). In their intimate pop proposal, music and lyrics, delicacy and harshness, piano and voice, merge.

Practical information:

· Dates : 3, 10, 17 and 24 February, 2023

· Artists : Jùlia Colom, Élvaro Sola, Golden Slumbers, Grauwi + Marta Cascales

· Schedule : 7:30 p.m., door opening; 8:00 p.m., concerts

· Reservation : ub.edu/vespres

· Location : Paranimph of the Historical Building of the University of Barcelona (Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585, 1 floor, entrance through the main hall)