In the past few years, musical presentations and concerts were put on in Mallorca during the week leading up to November 22nd on the occasion of Santa Cecília (Saint Cecilia, Latin: Sancta Cæcilia), the patron saint of musicians and church music. This year, only a few activities are scheduled, at least in Palma de Mallorca. La crisis, I suppose.
Tonight at 20h00, the Nins Cantors de Sant Francesc will sing at the Església de Sant Francesc, free of charge. Also franc and free will be a Ludus Organis concert given by Tomeu Mut (organ) and two flutes, at the Església de Santa Cruz at 20h00. At 20h30, a concert will be held by Palma’s Municipal Music Band at the Conservatori Superior de Música. Admission is free.
At 20h00, the Jove Orquesta de Alcúdia will perform at the Auditori de Alcúdia, together with the Coral de Alcúdia. In Manacor, a concert will be held at 21h00 at the Teatre de Manacor. In Felanitx, at 21h30, a piano concert will be given by Laura Serra, a 13 year old wunderkind.
Additional information was not available. You may, however, want to check locally. With a bit of luck, a Santa Cecilia concert may be put on in a parish church of your pueblo on Sunday or next Monday, the actual saint’s day.
Unrelated to Santa Cecilia, the Teatre Mar i Terra will be inaugurated in Palma tonight at 19h00, with a Cercavila del Bestiari Festiu de Mallorca at 20h00. The Teatre in Palma’s Carrer Sant Magí will hold Open Doors tomorrow and Sunday (November 20th and 21st) with guided tours from 09h00 to 14h00, but you’ll have to book your visit by telephone (971.452.358). A Glosa musicada will be held there Monday at 21h00, given by Pere Joan Martorell, Manel Martorell and Mateu Matas “Xurí”. I assume the performance will be given free of charge.
The photo was chosen from my archive. It was taken in Palma de Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: January 7th, 2009. The time was 12:50:16.