The city has already prepared the spaces that, of the 21 al 30 March, they will host the concerts and the various parallel activities·leles of the 14th Easter Festival, the contest dedicated to Catalan classical music.

This year it has been scheduled 10 different musical productions that are specified in a total of 14 concerts. Catalan musical traditions and the fact of giving prominence to our country's composers and performers, will be the main axes of the programming. This way, the Festival will focus on two personalities of our music: the composers Ricard Lamote de Grignon (125th anniversary of his birth) and very especially Josep Valls i Royo (25th anniversary of his death), exiled to France on 1939 and that he never lived in Catalonia again.

An extensive and varied program with great concerts

Like every year, el Festival divideix the programming en dues setmanes consecutives.

In the first week, three concerts have been scheduled. The Festival will start on 21 of March with the traditional school concert, which will be in charge of LleidArt Ensemble with "The adventures of the Bol and the Ling". Tal com afirma Jordi Armengol, director artístic del Festival, aquesta actuació “vol atansar la música als més petits i que es converteixin en el nou públic del festival del futur”.

El concert inaugural tindrà lloc dissabte 23 March, the Auditorium of the University, amb l’Orquestra Simfònica Julià Carbonell de les Terres de Lleida dirigida per Salvador Brotons. La “Simfonia a tota orquestra” de Francesc Andreví, compositor segarrenc nascut el 1786, obrirà un concert on el Festival tindrà el privilegi de gaudir de nou de la visita de Salvador Brotons, one of the most recognized composers and directors. Will complete the program, a rereading of Lamote de Grignon on Father Antoni Soler, a premiere work by Marc Migó and "Symphony n.3" by Brotons himself, work full of contrasts, colors and expressiveness.

The next day, 24 March, the percussionist Núria Andorrà will surprise us with her show "Nu.A". It is a hypnotic and interdisciplinary show where Núria seeks to get closer to her origins by using family bones as percussion instruments, slates from the Lleida Pyrenees and ceramics from Verdú.

The following week, will resume with a new concert on Thursday 28 March. It will be in charge of Arnau Tomàs (cello) and Mercè Hervada (Pianist) and will be dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the death of Josep Valls i Royo.

Friday, 29 March, this year's local concerts will be premiered. These are short performances that take place in spaces in the old town of Cervera and that are repeated 2 cops (a session at 11,30 hours and the other at 13 hours). This way, the public can attend both musical productions (first one and then the other, in the order you prefer). The Municipal Auditorium will host Albert Guinovart's concert with "El piano català. Three different poetics". At the same times, but at Casa Sabater on Carrer Major, Blooming Duo will present "New sounds for tradition". To close the day on Friday, the evening concert will be performed by the National Youth Choir of Catalonia directed by Mireia Barrera with "The wealth of Catalan choral music".

Saturday, 30 March, it will be the last day of the Festival and it will also start with local concerts. The Auditorium will host "Resonances of silence" with Sílvia Vidal (piano) and Ramon Humet (bol tibetan, quartz bowls and gong). In the same hours, in other words that is, them 11,30 and the 13 hours, but in the Church of Sant Joan, els Dichos Diabolos ens aproparan a “Nigra Sum. Music for the Virgin of Montserrat”.

To close the day and also this year's Festival, the Paranimf will host an evening concert directed by Xavier Puig with Marta Bonet (soprano), Martha Infante, (mezzo-soprano), David Alegret (tenor), Jordi Serrano (baritone), the Chamber Choir of the Enric Granados Auditorium in Lleida and the Terrassa Orchestra 48. The concert will be dedicated to "Francesc Andreví and Ramon Carnicer: two people from Lleida in Madrid".

Les activitats paral·leles completaran la programació d’enguany

A més de la programació musical, el Festival també acollirà diverses activitats paral·leles. Of the 22 al 30 de març es podrà veure a l’Auditori l’exposició “Alícia de Larrocha, 1923-2023”. La mostra està comissariada per la seva filla, Alícia Torra de Larrocha.

Friday, 22 March, tindrà lloc la projecció del documental “Revolutionary Quartet. L’enigma Gerhard”dirigit per Josep Badell i Xavier Bosch.

The next day, Saturday, 23 March, Raül Garrigasait (escriptor i hel·lenista) protagonitzarà la conferència: “Mompou i Gerhard, els dos camins de la modernitat”.

Wednesday, 27 March, tindrà lloc el Concert – presentació del llibre “La viola tenor Parramon” amb Emmanuel Balssa (viola tenor), Daniel Blanch (piano), Jordi Pinto (author of the book), Pere-Andreu Jariod (journalist and music popularizer).

I, finally, Friday 29 March, es projectarà el documental “Les mans d’Alícia”, una obra audiovisual sobre Alícia de Larrocha i que està dirigida per Verònica Font i Yolanda Olmos.

Cal recordar que totes aquestes activitats seran gratuïtes.

Les entrades anticipades pel Festival d’enguany ja estan a la venda

Ja s’ha activat el sistema de venda d’entrades anticipades per a aquesta 14a edició. Tots els interessats en la música clàssica catalana que vulguin gaudir dels 14 concerts scheduled in this year's contest, they can now purchase their seats through the web:

As usual, i per premiar als usuaris més primerencs, les entrades anticipades gaudeixen d’un 20% discount. En els concerts de vespre, es passa dels 18 euros dels a taquilla, as 14 euros si es fa la compra anticipada pel web. As usual, es poden adquirir de forma anticipada les entrades pels concerts de matí per només 6 euros.

El Festival amplia la seva política de descomptes i avantatges amb nous abonaments

In each edition, s’implementen noves formes de descomptes i avantatges per fer arribar la música clàssica catalana a un públic encara més ampli. This year, s’amplien els abonaments i les bonificacions.

This way, those interested in attending more than one concert can choose to purchase a pass that will allow them to see all the concerts in the event for just 70 euros, which supposes a 40% discount. There are also specific tickets to enjoy the evening concerts for only 55 euros. Els concerts de proximitat també tenen el seu propi abonament, which allows you to enjoy two different concerts for yourself 10 euros.

El Festival també segueix amb els acords amb diverses entitats i organitzacions com el Carnet Jove, the TRESC Club and various media, others, to offer discounts among its subscribers.

They also enjoy significant bonuses in col·"Appropa Cultura" class, the majors of 65 years and single-parent and/or large families. The different discount options (early entry or through these rebates with media entities or subscribers) they are not cumulative with each other.

Impuls per apropar la música clàssica als més joves

With the desire to bring Catalan classical music to all levels of society, the Easter Festival also follows a special focus on the young. For this reason, the evening concerts will have a price of only 6 euros for minors 18 years and of 2 euros in the case of morning concerts.

The Easter Festival, organized by the Town Council of Cervera, is a meeting point for the sector of classical music in Catalonia and a showcase of classical music in Catalonia.