Granada Festival closes having reached 92% occupancy

The Granada Festival celebrated its 67th edition this year, for the first time under the direction of Pablo Heras-Casado, and has been a resounding success, reaching 92.7% occupancy, with thirteen sold-out performances, and welcoming more than 45,000 audience members.

Heras-Casado’s dream of “opening the Festival to the world” has come true: this year’s Festival has had wide international reach, with the first two symphonic concerts featuring Les Siècles having been broadcast on television to an audience, counting only Spain and France, of more than 100 million people.

The 2019 edition will run for three weeks, from June 21 to July 12, with an international commission to the composer, conductor and Hungarian professor Peter Eötvös, and the centennial celebration of the premiere of Manuel de Falla’s ballet, The Three-Cornered Hat (El sombrero de tres picos) as well as the 150th anniversary of the death of the French composer Héctor Berlioz.

Find more information about this year’s Festival and its next edition in these articles: Audio Clásica, Granada Digital and La Vanguardia.

Pablo Heras-Casado is the Principal Guest Conductor of Teatro Real, Madrid, Director of the Granada Festival, Conductor Laureate of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, artist of harmonia mundi & Deutsche Grammophon, also records for Decca Classics and Sony Classical, and is Global Ambassador of Ayuda en Acción.

      

Photos: Fernando Sancho