A Semana Grande in Saint Jean-de-Luz? In France? Mais oui! The Semana Grande of Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a festival with a cultural purpose that outstrips the festivals in most Spanish cities on which it has been modeled. Saint-Jean-de-Luz in the Pay Basque is a French commune. And yet its ties to Spain is infinitely closer than its ties to France. The first Semana Grande of Saint-Jean-de-Luz was a commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the marriage of Louis XIV of France to the Spanish Infanta Maria Teresa. The tenth Semana Grande was a powerfully Spanish festival that wowed all those who came to attend.
You’ve just got to come. The date: 6 October. Venue: Auditorio Nacional. The concert will combine the wisdom of an illustrious pianist,MARTHA ARGERICH, with the freshness of the emerging Spanish QUIROGA QUARTET.
A genuine cello myth and one of the most appreciated performers on the international music panorama, Gutman will play
Bach’s Suites 2, 3 and 4