XXI Jazz Festival of Madrid

This week sees the start of the 21st Jazz Festival of Madrid. It kicks off on the 15th October and runs until the 20th November. Events will take place across a number of venues in Madrid, including Jazz bars and concert halls and brings to the capital more than 100 groups and musicians. Highlights include: […]

Classical Music, Zarzuela and Ballet in Madrid

Here is a brief list of websites where you can find information about venues and forthcoming classical music, ballet and Zarzuela concerts. Auditorio Nacional de Música – comes under the control of the Ministry of Culture. Two concert halls, from which the National Orchestra and Choir of Spain and the Youth National Orchestra perform, can […]

Bizet’s Opera Carmen comes to Centro Cultural Conde Duque

From tomorrow (September 2nd) and for 3 nights Bizet’s Carmen will play at the Conde Duque Centre. With the intention of putting on an opera that most can afford, prices will start at 25 Euros and rise to 40 Euros. One hundred and fifty artists are involved, many of them from music conservatories and schools […]

Corral de la Morería – Flamenco Shows

The Corral de la Morería is often billed as one of the best flamenco shows in the world – if the list of famous personalities who have visited it are anything to go by, they certainly are. George Bush, Ronald Reagan, Frank Sinatra, Liza Minelli, Tom Jones, Samuel Jackson, Hugh Grant and Mariah carey have […]

Veranos de la Villa – Madrid Summer Festival

For 2006 click here: Veranos de la Villa 2006 During the months of July and August, the streets, gardens, theatres and other public places of Madrid see a number of activities organised by the Madrid Council for Art and called Veranos de la Villa. The city plays host to dance, music, theatrical events and zarzuela […]

Summer Concerts 2 – Dido, Bob Dylan, the Corrs

Here is another set of concerts for the month of July Dido Date/Time: 7th July – 10 p.m. Venue: Patio Central Conde Duque Price: 37.91 euros Ticket Sales: Servicaixa (902 33 22 11). Avril Lavigne Date/Time: 9th July – 8.30 p.m. Venue: Auditorio del Parque Juan Carlos I Price: 14 euros Ticket Sales: Fnac, Madrid […]

Summer Concerts from Lenny Kravitz to BB King and Woody Allen

If you’ve booked your trip, or looking to book it, here are a list of concerts for the next month in Madrid: Lenny Kravitz Date/Time: Thursday, 13th June – 10 p.m. Venue: Palacio Vistalegre Price: 34, 40, 45 and 75 euros. Ticket Sales: Madrid Rock and Halcón Viajes travel shops Marillion Date/Time: 18th June – […]

Sara Baras – Free Flamenco show in Madrid Metro Station

Following on from the previous posting, if you would like to see a free flamenco show, you could pop along to the metro station Nuevos Ministerios where the well-known flamenco dancer Sara Baras will be putting on her own show on Thursday 29th April at 10 p.m.. She will be aided by other flamenco singers, […]

New Flamenco show from the Compañía Suite Española

On the 29th April a new Flamenco show will open in Madrid’s Teatro de Madrid and will run until the 16th May. It is being put on by Compañía Suite Española and is split into two parts, which will display classical dance and the various styles of Flamenco, with music and dance. Prices From 9 […]

A selection of Spanish music

I have just added a list of some of my favourite Spanish albums in the right-hand column of this website. Clicking on the links will take you to the Amazon website, where you can listen to clips from all of the albums. I would be interested to hear what other people’s favourite Spanish music is […]

Paul Mc Cartney comes to Madrid

Tickets have just come out for Paul McCartney’s ’04 Summer Tour’. The concert takes place in the Estadio La Peineta on the 30th May and tickets can be bought from FNAC, Tipo, Crisol, Madrid Rock and by telephone 902 888 902. You can also try www.ticktackticket.com. I am not sure what the issues are regarding […]

‘Cats’ – The Musical comes to Madrid

On December 17th, in Madrid’s Teatro Coliseum de Madrid, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical ‘Cats’ will open. The musical, a success from day one, has been shown in 300 cities and tranlsated into 10 languages. The last few months have seen a lot of activity in ‘Musical Land’ with We Will Rock You, Cabaret and now […]

Classical Music at the Auditorio Nacional de Música

The Auditorio Nacional de Música was opened in 1988 and is the home of the National Orchestra and Choir of Spain. The Auditorio has a full programme all year round and for the month of December performances include: Minsk Symphony Orchestra and Choir (Haydn); the Madrid Symphony Orchestra (Bach and Stravinsky) and the English Chamber […]

Concert gigs – Robbie Williams, Van Morrison, and others come to Madrid

This is a list of concerts for the coming month in Madrid: Robbie Williams – Date: 22nd October; Venue: Palacio de Vistalegre; Time: 10 p.m.; Price: 35-75 Euros. Tickets: www.telentrada.com(902 10 12 12) or Music Store Madrid Rock (on c/ Gran Vía) Deep Purple – Date: 25th October; Venue: Multiusos La Cubierta de Leganés (Maestro, […]