The 'Summer Nights' concerts at La Pedrera already attract 4,500 visitors

The forecasts predict that a total of 7,000 people will visit over the six sessions at the end of August


August 8, 2011 08:51 PM

Barcelona (ACN) .- The public has welcomed with open arms the 'Summer Nights' jazz concerts, on the roof of La Pedrera, the Gaudí house, with an average of 375 spectators every day. Some 4,500 people have enjoyed this experience and it is expected that the final figure will reach 7,000 people by late August. With the continued assistance of the Social Work CatalunyaCaixa, you can enjoy jazz music with La Pedrera as a backdrop.

Nocturnal events have been opened to the public once again, adding to the many cultural summer offerings of La Pedrera. Apart from visiting one of the finest examples of Modernist architecture in the world, visitors can now see a night time view of the most magnificent city of Barcelona.

The house opens at 20.30, so that visitors can explore the Espai Gaudí and the concert follow at 21.30 hours on the roof. The music from the last two editions has focused on the Catalan jazz scene, demonstrating the popularity and accomplishments of jazz musicians in the country.

The next performance ??(12th and 13th August) features the Dani Molina Quartet who will present their second album, "Africa", combining smooth melodies with energy and passion.

The Jazz Chamber Ensemble (19th and 20th August) is under the unique leadership of Gabriel Amargant includes string instruments, wind instruments and a rhythm section who will present a varied repertoire consisting of songs from many different sources: from the jazz standards of the American songbook, to popular music from countries like Italy, France and Brazil, and even the works of classical composers.

The last weekend of August, Clara Luna (voice) and Xavi Maureta (drums), accompanied by José Alberto Medina (piano) and Rai Ferrer (bass) will perform the work of Porter arranged especially for the occasion. Audiences on this night can expect to hear the most celebrated melodies of the composer along with lesser known pieces.