Classics and more at Pollensa's 54th annual festival
The picturesque cloister of the Santo Domingo Convent – all sandstone columns, arches and rich red arras - is the habitual setting for the summer time Pollensa festival and a wonderful place to
spend a warm evening listening to great music. Famed for its incredible acoustics the cloister once again hosts this year's festival, the 54th, from July onwards.
As usual, the music featured has a classical slant and this year for the first time, there's a whole week's Mexican festival taking place with music and food from that country taking centre stage
throughout the town of Pollensa itself. From the 10th to 15th August some of Mexico's top chefs will be preparing typical food whilst, you've guessed it, Mariachi bands will
be serenading us from under their gigantic sombreros!
So, let's take a look at the programme for the festival
Saturday 18th July – Juan Miguel Oliver, singer and composer
Saturday 25th July – Fazil Say, Turkish pianist
Wednesday 5th August – Ute Lemper sings Kurt Weill and Jacques Brel
Saturday 8th August – Daniel Hope, violinist, plays Baroque (photo)
Tuesday 11th August – Sebastian Knaur, pianist, plays Beethoven and more
Thursday 13th August – Viva Mexico – Balearic Symphony Orchestra
Saturday 15th August – Venice Vivaldi Orchestra plays Vivaldi and Mozart
Sunday 16th August – Chamber Film Orchestra play Peter and the Wolf
Saturday 22nd August – Estrella Morente, sings Flamenco
Minor details like the timing of the concerts still have to be confirmed but the official website will
update the information as and when.
Fancy a quick trip? Me too, so I picked a some accommodation from our portfolio that I'd be delighted to stay in and I'll leave their names, links and a photo to tempt you.........