L’Auditori explores the relationship between humans and nature in a new season

Concert Hall L’Auditori in Barcelona has presented its new season 2024-2025, with the central theme of the relationship between humans and nature over time.

Under the title ‘(Against) Nature’ more than 500 concertsSix festivals and fifteen premieres are planned at the music venue in the Catalan capital.

In the coming year, big international names will perform at L’Auditori, such as the brothers Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, the pianists Lucas Debargue and Leif Ove Andsnes, the violinists Frank Peter Zimmermann and Daniel Hope, and cellist Steven Isserlis.

The new 2024-2025 season forms the second part of the artistic story in the form of a diptych that starts with ‘Power or Revolt’. This year’s proposal reflects on the relationship between human artistic creation and nature, a dichotomy that is explored history to the present day.

The program approaches this dynamic from two sides: nature as a source inspirationand the growing distance between people and nature.

The Barcelona Symphony Orchestra (OBC, as it is known by its initials in Catalan), conducted by maestro Ludovic Morlot, will present iconic works such as Strauss’ ‘Alpina’, Beethoven’s ‘Pastorale’and ‘La mer’ by Debussy. Stephanie Childress kicks off the season as guest conductor.

The orchestra visits the famous Easter festival in Aix-en-Provence in the south of France, as well as the Lyon Auditorium. A second performance is planned in the summer in the famous Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

After the success of the first edition, L’Auditori is once again programming four Orchestra Tastings, a cycle of performances aimed at bringing the symphony to a wide audience. Each session is conceived as a unit presenting a major work preceded by a dramatized piece, which helps to add historical contextualization to the music.

L’Auditori is also committed to encouraging emerging talent, and this season will highlight two figures with highly relevant and complementary profiles: Swedish composer Lisa Streich and Catalan composer José Río-Pareja.

In addition, the concert hall also promotes avant-garde proposals with two specific festivals, the Festival Mixtur and the Subsonic Festival, which will feature big names from electronic music, including Ryoji lkeda and Brian Eno.