Open Day 2019From 10 to 15 h
Once again the Palau de la Música Catalana and the Orfeó Català open their doors to bring the marvellous architecture of the Modernist temple to all citizens, but also to invite the public to experience the Palau more intensely through its main activity: choral singing.
This year the day is dedicated to Clavé XXI, the social project of the Palau that through the choral singing promotes the social inclusion of children and young people.
For a period of 5 hours, the public can visit the different spaces of the Palau de la Música Catalana:
- Concert Hall (stalls and second floor): Dominated by the organ over the stage and with a central skylight portraying the sun, the auditorium is filled with natural light. A mystical, paradoxical hall, packed with figures like the muses which surround the stage, a bust of Anselm Clavé on one side and Beethoven on the other, and natural motifs, including flowers, palms or fruits.
- Lluís Millet Hall, the emblematic interval room situated on the main floor and its balcony, which will be open to visitors so they can enjoy the garden of columns, each of which is unique and crowned by stone capitals with floral motifs, a characteristic feature by the architect, Lluís Domènech i Montaner.
- Petit Palau. A room located 11 metres under the plaza of the Palau, where you can enjoy an audiovisual.
- CEDOC (Centre de Documentació de l’Orfeó Català): Guided tours for small groups in their facilities, located on the fifth floor of the Palau and which holds documentary collections that date back to the 12th century.
- Plaça del Palau: Come and play the piano! The International Music Competition Maria Canals will lend a piano, so everybody can become a pianist at the Palau for one day.
Open Day 2.0
Continuing with the huge success of last year’s invitation to visit the Palau for free, the Open Day will also feature prominently on social media, where the Palau de la Música Catalana has a community of more than 60,000 followers. Using the hashtag #PortesObertesPalau, all citizens and assistants are invited to follow the activities through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram of the Palau de la Música Catalana and share their visit.
In addition, during the morning we will be promoting the Open Day Photographic Contest for “The Best Photo”, on Twitter and Instagram, the prize for which will be a lunch/dinner for two at the Cafè del Palau kindness of Balot Restoration.
Special Discounts #PortesObertesPalau
As part of the Open Day, this year we are also offering a special price of € 15 on tickets purchased at the Palau Box Office (Taquilles) for the following concerts:
- Monday, November 25th, 8pm
- Thursday, December 12th, 8pm
- Tuesday, December 17th, 8pm
Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations - L’Oratori de Nadal de Bach (I)
- Wednesday, December 18th, 8pm
Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations - L’Oratori de Nadal de Bach (II)
- The Cafè Palau: special prices Open Day.
- The Palau Gift Shop: 5% off. in textile products.
Have you ever imagined yourself singing on stage at the Palau? Would you dare to do it in front of an enthusiastic audience?
There will be 4 choral singing workshops in the Orfeó Català’s Rehearsal Hall (Sala d’Assaig), which will be led by Mariona Fernàndez and Alba Millàn, choir directors of the Clavé XXI Project.
Participants will have the chance to rehearse various pieces before performing them in the Concert Hall for the visiting public.
- The duration of the workshop is 50 minutes; The performance will last approximately 10-15 minutes.
- Participation after 6 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult who also participates in the workshop.
About the Clavé XXI Project
The entrance of Open Day will go entirely to the Clavé XXI Social Project
The Fundació Orfeó Català-Palau de la Música Catalana promotes the Clavé XXI project, a social and educational initiative that, starting with coral practice, aims to promote the social inclusion of children and young people.
The Social and Educational Project, Clavé XXI, already has 83 choirs, with children and young people from social organizations and children from elementary schools, mostly from the Ciutat Vella District, from other neighborhoods in the city and also of other populations of Catalonia that involve more than 1,900 singers.