A chance to discover the musical universe of one of the greatest painters of the 20th century: Pablo Picasso. Pica-so is a concert of the Educational Service of L’Auditori designed and created for an audience of children from three to eight years old.
On Pica-so, the audience enters in Picasso’s musical universe through the repertoire and instrumentation.
The repertoire and the instrumentation wants to enter in Picasso’s musical universe.
Pablo Picasso brings the audience closer to flamenco, the music of modernist Barcelona, the Russian ballets and even the couplet and the French chanson. Throughout the concert, the audience listens some music compositions that recreate various environments related to Picasso’s life and his artistic creations. At first, we visit his native land, Malaga; then we move to modernist Barcelona, we will travel to a Paris full of Russian ballets and cabaret music, and we will stop in the south of France, with a strong presence of the sardana, a traditional catalan music that enchanted the artist. The selected works are not presented chronologically but have some kind of connection to Picasso’s life.
The audience listens some music compositions that recreate various environments related to Picasso’s life and his artistic creations.
L’Auditori has prepared this proposal in collaboration with the Barcelona Picasso Museum. The musical direction of the concert is given by Dani Espasa, who also plays the piano and accordion. The other members of the musical training are: Ana Fernández, the violin and the voice; Pau Figueres on guitar, mandolin and piano 2, and Xavi Castillo, clarinet and clarinet. Enrique Cabrera is responsible for stage management. The play of the lights, the coordinated movement of musicians, costumes and stage design are complemented by the contribution of the dancer Olga Lladó.
This proposal benefits children and adults. In order to complete the experience and to relate the pictorial and musical world of the artist, the Educational Service of Barcelona’s Picasso Musuem has organized a guided tour of to 1st and 2nd year primary school students showing and explaining the museum’s paintings that are linked to the repertoire of the concert.
After opening at L’Auditori, Pica-So was on June 8 and 9, 2017 at the Lille Piano(s) Festival (Lille – France) as a part of the European project Music Up Close Network.