Turisme Llíria presents a new edition of the “eMe, Early Music of Edeta”.
THE FESTIVAL OF HISTORICAL HERITAGE AND EARLY MUSIC WILL BE HELD FROM 21 TO 26 MARCH
The church of La Sangre will host the concert programme of the fifth edition of the Festival de Patrimonio Histórico y Música Antigua de Llíria “eMe 2023”. This event is part of the collaboration agreement with Turisme Comunitat Valenciana through the tourist-cultural brand “*MediterranewMusix”. In addition, this edition has the collaboration of the MAG, Early Music Festival of Granada, within the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.
The eMe 2023 programme will be presented on 21 March, European Early Music Day, at the Espai Turisme Llíria, by the Tourism technician, Vicent Sesé, together with the book “Instrumentos para trovar y danzar en la Llíria del siglo XIII” by the musician Jota Martínez and with the participation of Mara Aranda, director of the International Centre for Medieval Music, and José María Nácher, from the University of Valencia.
The festival concerts will take place on the weekend of 24-26 March. On Friday and Saturday at 19.00 hours, and on Sunday at 12.00 hours, in the church of La Sangre (National Monument and BIC). With the subtitle “The *Chronological Music Experience”, Turisme Llíria has put together a carefully planned programme ranging from Medieval to Baroque and Renaissance music. Tickets for these performances can be purchased on the App and municipal website.
On Friday 24th, the Granada ACG group, A Cor Gentil, will perform a medieval repertoire dedicated to the figure of Mary, present in the three main monotheistic religions and which gives its name to the auditorium, the church of Santa María, as the Sangre was originally known. ACG is made up of the lyricist Júlia Chiner, the Valencian Elma Sambeat, the Moroccan Aziz Samsaoui and the Iranian Kaveh Savanian.
Saturday 25th will be the performance of La Regalada, a group inspired by Renaissance minstrels and predecessor of contemporary music bands. La Regalada is a group formed by the lyricist Juan Carlos Igea, the Valencians Onofre Serer, Ricard Casañ, Juan Bautista Abad, Manuel Arnedo, Guillermo Ferrando and Israel García, the Murcian César Navarro and the Andalusian Vicente Alcaide.
The eMe will close with a live performance by the Harmonie Ensemble from Edet, which on this occasion will perform works by the German Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach and will feature international soloists such as the Cuban conductor specialising in the Baroque, Alexis Aguado, and the Georgian soprano Ilona Mataradze, as well as national soloists such as the flautist Gemma Goday.
The councillor for Tourism, Paco García, pointed out “the uniqueness of this thematic festival that takes a musical journey through the different periods of Llíria’s historical heritage”. In addition, “this edition includes an informative conference with the presentation of the book that explains the recovery and construction of the antique instruments found in the paintings of the coffered ceiling of the church of La Sangre,” added the councillor.
Llíria City Of Music Double Quintet
On the other hand, Paco García wanted to highlight, within the area’s programme, the performance of the Double Quintet Ensemble “Llíria City of Music”, which will take place on Friday 31 March at 19.00 at the Llíria Conservatory of Music, where they will premiere the repertoire that they will take to France and Korea next summer. This group is made up entirely of musicians from the two local musical societies and conducted by the prestigious international maestro José Miguel Rodilla.