Barcelona Symphony announce 2023/24 season

4 May

Today, 4 May, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra announced their programming for the 2023/24 season, in what is also the 25th anniversary of L’Auditori.

“The theme of the new season with the OBC, Poder o Revolta (Power and Revolt), will give us the opportunity to explore a repertoire that has had a powerful impact on the history of music, whether for its narrative or its innovative character. 

Starting with Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ symphony and ending with Verdi’s Requiem and a selection from Wagner’s Götterdämmerung, I trust that this new season will inspire and move us all.

One of the things I enjoy most is creating programmes where every person in the audience finds something that engages them. We must not forget that the music we most appreciate may leave others indifferent, while the music we feel less attracted to may open a door to symphonic music for other members of our community. I think this is where the beauty and magic of a live symphony concert lies.

This sense of curiosity is essential to continue experiencing concerts with passion, and this is how I approach my own path to discover music and composers I do not know.

With this intention, all my programs this commemoration season will include the work of a Catalan composer, such as commissions to Joan Magrané, Raquel García-Tomás and Octavi Rumbau, three of our most active composers in Barcelona.

As we approach the 150th anniversary of Ravel’s birth (which will be celebrated in 2025), we inaugurate the Ravel Project by delving into a series of recordings dedicated to this inspiring composer. In addition, we will combine some of his compositions with music from Montsalvatge on the tour we will do in Stockholm and Hamburg in the spring of 2024.”

Discover the 2023/24 season