Segovia an oasis of culture

Segovia an oasis of culture

The Segovia City Council, through the Department of Culture, has worked with the different festivals of the Segovian summer, MUSEG Segovia Music Festival, Various Music, Go to Fresco and Folk Segovia, to create an eclectic program that will put rhythm to the nights of the Segovian summer.

"Segovia, an oasis of culture" is an initiative that merges those festivals, canceled due to the pandemic, to ensure the continuity of cultural programming, energize the city and support the Segovian cultural fabric.

On the one hand, the Zuloaga Garden will host every Saturday, from July 4 to September 5, ten musical performances of different styles, plus a children's concert that will take place on Sunday, July 19. Music and poetry, folk, jazz, soul, funky, or symphonic music are just some of the genres that the public will be able to enjoy in this return of Segovian cultural programming.

The cycle will be opened by the musical recital of the Segovian poet Elvira Sastre (July 4), "Elvira en voz", accompanied by the musician Manu Míguez, to continue with the folk music of La Musgaña and Free Folk (July 18), the show children's "Hamelin ... with music elsewhere" by Andreas Prittzwitz (July 19), and the Ensemble of the Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra (July 25).

The program continues in August with the flamenco show by Macarena Ramírez (August 1), the jazz and tango night of Let the children play Big Band and La Lunfardita (August 8), and the funky-soul evening that Freedonia will offer (15 August). There will also be room for opera and zarzuela at the gala starring the mezzo-soprano Cristina del Barrio, the tenor Miguel Borrallo and the pianist Puerto González (August 22); as well as for the pop rock of Rebeca Jiménez and Sisters & Bro (August 29).
The cycle will end with a very Segovian night: the Mondongo Swing duo, formed by Cuco and Luisa Pérez, and La Banda del Búho, with a night of cabaret and soul (September 5).

All the performances will begin at 22:00 except for the children's show that will start at 20:30 and the Ensemble of the Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra at 21:30.

Solidarity collection

Ticket sales will begin on June 24 at and at the Visitor Reception Center from July 1. Tickets to all shows will cost 10 euros, except for the Ensemble of the Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra and the children's show, which will cost 3 euros. In addition, there will be discounts of 20% for under 25s and over 65s (8 euros) and 70% for unemployed people (3 euros).
The proceeds will go to the Spanish Red Cross in Segovia in order to alleviate the effects of Covid-19 through the acquisition of perishable products in local businesses.

An emblematic and safe place

The Zuloaga garden, located next to the church of San Juan de los Caballeros, will be presented more than ever this summer as an oasis for culture. The City Council of Segovia has considered this location as an ideal space to enjoy culture again in a privileged heritage environment, outdoors.
Due to its characteristics, this enclave allows the prevention measures against the Covid-19 to be maintained, both at the entrances, entry and exit routes will be created, as well as in the capacity control, to avoid crowds, creating a safe space. The capacity will be reduced to 231 seats, with numbered and pre-assigned seats, keeping a distance of one and a half meters between the seats. Likewise, the space will be cleaned and disinfected before each performance.

Music all summer and in all neighborhoods

The other great program of "Segovia, an oasis of culture" is an ambitious call with which the Department of Culture wants to support professional musicians from Segovia. More than 500 performances distributed in 13 areas of the city, will fill Segovian nights with different rhythms, every Friday and Saturday at 21:00 p.m. and 22:30 p.m. In this way, the residents of each neighborhood can be surprised with a new performance every weekend while strolling through its streets or enjoying a terrace.

Around 70 professional Segovian musicians will participate in small-format concerts with rhythms ranging from folk and jazz, through classical music and signature music, to Latin American sounds or rock, among many others. This initiative has the collaboration of the AIHS (Agrupación Industrial de Hosteleros Segovianos) and Coca-Cola.

The Segovian artist Gonzalo de la Osa has been in charge of designing the image “Segovia, an oasis of culture” evoking a space that, far from being a mirage, is finally a reality to enjoy close and quality programming this summer .

Source: City of Segovia

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