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78 Musical Fortnight.
August 1-30 2017.

The organization of the Festival is already working on the programming of its next edition. The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Juanjo Mena will be in the 78 Musical Fortnight.It will be the first time that this orchestra acts in the framework of the Fortnight. The closing of the Festival will be in charge of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, so that the presence of American music will be guaranteed in the program of the next edition.The young Chinese pianist Yuja Wang will offer a recital at the Victoria Eugenia Theatre. As for the appointment with opera, the Festival management is confident of re-scheduling staged opera in the Kursaal Auditorium.

Victoria Eugenia

The Donostia-San Sebastián Musical Fortnight is the longest standing classical music festival in Spain and one of the most time-honoured in Europe

Información General

It began in 1939 as fruits of the entrepreneurship and zest of the city innkeepers and merchants —in the same way that the International Film Festival was to be launched some years later— willing to enrich the tourism offer over the summer season. To this end they took the baton of the ancient musical tradition already existing in the city from the end of the 19th century and early in the 20th: the foundation of the Orfeón Donostiarra, the Grand Casino orchestras, the great European artists who sought refuge against the Second World War in the Victoria Eugenia Theatre…

That first magnificent stage lasted up to the end of the `60s, when political upheavals and new tourism customs gave rise to difficult times for the Musical Fortnight. In 1979 the City Council took the reins of the Festival and began its recuperation that was definitely consolidated with the incorporation, in 1991, of the Managing Society shared by Donostia-San Sebastián City Council, the Provincial Council and the Basque Government. Nowadays the Festival counts on the support of wholehearted audiences that pack its halls. To that effect some 2,000 Friends of the Fortnight are undoubtedly one of the mainstays of this initiative.

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