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Bilbao Municipal Band opens spring season at the Arenal Kiosk

Mairenis Gomez

May 22, 2024 | 2:30 p.m.

The Bilbao Municipal Music Band begins its spring concert cycle with a varied repertoire and conducted by Iñaki Urkizu

Next Friday, May 24, the Bilbao Municipal Music Band will begin its long-awaited season of spring concerts. This series of performances will take place in one of the most emblematic places in the city, the Arenal Kiosk. It is a space loved by all Bilbao residents and visitors, which fills with life with each cultural event that is celebrated there. The inauguration will be led by deputy director Iñaki Urkizu, who will conduct the concert titled "Songs for memory", starting at 19:00 p.m.

The relevance of an open-air premiere in the heart of Bilbao

This concert is not only the beginning of a new season, but also a celebration of music in a public and accessible space. The Kiosko del Arenal, located in the heart of the town, becomes a meeting point for music lovers of all ages. The Bilbao Municipal Band, after closing its winter season with a spectacular premiere at the Campos Elíseos Theater, is preparing to connect with the public in a more direct and close way.

The repertoire of “Songs to Remember” promises to be varied and exciting, offering an afternoon full of melodies that will evoke nostalgia and joy. It is an opportunity to enjoy music outdoors, in an environment that encourages coexistence and collective enjoyment. The city of Bilbao, with its rich musical tradition, is decked out once again to welcome its Municipal Band on an open-air stage that, without a doubt, will highlight the quality and festive spirit of each performance.

A series of concerts that celebrates musical diversity in Bilbao

In addition, the spring season of the Bilbao Municipal Band will continue with a series of concerts scheduled for the coming weeks. On May 31, the public will be able to enjoy “Pasodobles, marches and more,” an event that promises to be as vibrant as its title suggests.. It will continue on June 7 with “Disfrutando de la Zarzuela”, a tribute to this lyrical genre so beloved in Spanish culture. The season will culminate on June 21 with “Music with Roots,” a concert that will explore the richness of musical traditions.

Each of these performances is designed to begin at 19:00 p.m., under the direction of Iñaki Urkizu. Additionally, as is customary, the city's two Municipal Bands will come together for a very special joint performance. This year, this long-awaited collaboration will take place on June 14, with the concert “Vamos de romería.” Under the direction of José R. Pascual Vilaplana and Gorka Zabaleta, both bands will offer an evening that will include a popular pilgrimage and the participation of the Bilbao dance group Beti Jai Alai.

This Friday, May 24, starting at 19:00 p.m., the Bilbao Municipal Music Band will begin its long-awaited spring season

An invitation to enjoy music and community

Without a doubt, the spring season of the Bilbao Municipal Band is more than a series of concerts; is an invitation to the community to come together and celebrate music in a friendly and accessible environment. Each performance at the Kiosko del Arenal is an opportunity to enjoy the cultural wealth of Bilbao and to strengthen the ties between the city's inhabitants and its musical heritage. It is an event that reflects the welcoming and vibrant spirit of Bilbao, and that promises to offer unforgettable moments to all attendees.

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