The Palau de la Música Catalana celebrates its Open Day on Sunday, November 24th
This year the day is dedicated to Clavé XXI, the social program of the Palau that promotes, through choral singing, the social inclusion of children and young people
On Sunday, November 24th, the Palau de la Música Catalana will celebrate its traditional Open Day from 10am to 3pm. This event is open to the general public, to enjoy the surroundings of our modernist building and World Heritage Site, and to participate in choral singing workshops. The day is celebrated around the time of the festival of Saint Cecilia, patron saint of music. This year, the #PortesObertesPalau is dedicated to Clavé XXI, the social program of the Palau de la Música Catalana which, based on choral practice, aims to promote the social inclusion of children and young people. Tickets for the day can be purchased online through the Palau website or in person at the Palau ticket office, for the nominal price of 1 euro, which will be used entirely for Clavé XXI. Also, the usual workshops will be led this year by Mariona Fernàndez and Alba Millán, conductors of the Clavé XXI choirs (Registration for workshops here).
The Palau de la Música Catalana and the Orfeó Català open their doors to bring the marvellous architecture of our modernist temple to the whole community, but also to invite the public to have a more intense experience of the Palau through its main activity: choral singing.
On this day of celebration, for 5 hours visitors can access the Concert Hall (stage and second floor), the setting of major concerts and events; the Sala Lluís Millet, an emblematic and peaceful room on the main floor, and its balcony, will be open to participants to enjoy the garden of columns, each one different and crowned by stone capitals with floral motifs, characteristic of the the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. You can also visit the Petit Palau, the auditorium located 11 meters below where an audiovisual about Clavé XXI will be screened. Finally, the Orfeó Català Documents Centre, which houses collections of documents going back to the 12th century, will offer guided tours to small groups in its library, located on the fifth floor of the Palau.
Open Day 2.0
Following our very successful online presence last year, the Open Day will also feature prominently on social networks. With the hashtag #PortesObertesPalau the public and all attending are invited to follow and share the activities through the Palau de la Música Catalana’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
In addition, throughout the day, a photo competition for the "Best Picture" will be promoted through Twitter and Instagram - #PortesObertesPalau. From all the photos received during the day, the best one will be chosen and the winner will be able to enjoy a dinner for two in the Palau Café, courtesy of Balot Restauració.
Special discounts #portesobertespalau
At this year’s Open Day, a special price of €15 will also be offered on the purchase of tickets at the ticket office for the following concerts: ·
- - Monday, November 25th at 8pm: Angela Hewitt, piano - Bach's Italian Concerto
- - Thursday, December 12th at 8pm Alisa Weilerstein, cello - Bach's cello suites
- - Tuesday, December 17th at 8pm. Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations - Bach's Christmas Oratorio (I)
- - Wednesday, December 18th at 8pm. Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations - Bach's Christmas Oratorio (II)
Finally, the Palau Café is also joining the celebration with special prices for breakfast, an aperitif or a lunch menu. And in the Palau shop you can buy books at a 5% discount.