PICK OF THE WEEK: Andorra (Pyrenees)

Main places:

Andorra la VellaEscaldes-EngordanySan Julia de LoriaLa MassanaOrdinoEncampCanilloPas de la Casa

PICK OF THE WEEK: Monday, 4th March – Thursday, 7th March, 2019


Thursday, 7th March 20.15h at the Cinemes Illa Carlemany, Escaldes-Engordany. Originally sung in La Scala, Milan. Josep Carreras in Andrea Chénier. Andrea Chénier is a verismo opera in four acts by Umberto Giordano. The story is based loosely on the life of the French poet André Chénier, who was executed during the French Revolution. The character Carlo Gérard is partly based on Jean-Lambert Tallien, a leading figure in the Revolution.

It remains popular with audiences, though less frequently performed than in the first half of the 20th century. One reason for its survival in the repertoire is the lyrical-dramatic music provided by Giordano for the tenor lead, which gives a talented singer opportunities to demonstrate his histrionic skill and flaunt his voice. This was Carreras’ chance to flaunt his.


Wednesday, 6th March at 21.30h at the Sport Hotel Village, Soldeu. Ismael Gómez in concert. Ismael González, with his powerful voice and accompanied by his whole band, will be communicating through their music.

Wednesday, 6th March at 22h at the Sport Hotel Hermitage, Soldeu. The Chill Trio in concert. The Chill Trio versions are always songs, but with their own style and with a unique colour. Musicians: Susanne Georgi (vocals); Jordi Barceló (piano) Efrem Roca Gayete (saxophone) The backgrounds of each of these performers have been accompanied by success. Susanne Georgi won two Gold Disc Awards in Japan and was in the Danish Guinness Book of Records. Pianist Jordi Barceló from Lucrecia has played with the Cotton Club Big Band and the National Classical Orchestra of Andorra while Efrem Roca going through the Montpellier CNR, the BCN Sax Ensemble and Urban Sax Paris is artistic director of the Andorra Sax Festival.

Thursday, 7th March at 20.30h at the Hotel Piolets Centre, Soldeu, (Free) Vibrand Concert in Clau de Soul. Weekends begin on Thursdays with the best vibrations, with live music and with the songs you like the most! We are waiting for you to enjoy a concert that is born of soul and goes through different styles such as funky, bag, jazz, reggae trip hop …, from the successes of current and evergreen performers such as Jamiroquai, Sting, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Joss Stone, Adele and Tom Jobim, Toquinho, among others.

Thursday, 7th March at 21.30h at the Sport Hotel Village, Soldeu. The Swing Girls are three professional singers: Susanne, La Mar and Fanny, who make up this music band inspired by the 50s and 60s to the present day. With their own image and style, they pay tribute to the best songs of these decades, with a careful repertoire, elegant and dynamic. A selection of the best artists and hits of these decades, among which we can highlight: The Andrews Sisters, The Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Megan Trainor and Amy Winehouse. Music to listen and dance.

Thursday, 7th March at 21.30h at the National Auditorium, Ordino. (Tickets 25/35 ALMOST CERTAINLY SOLD OUT. Try the auditorium box office on the night. National Auditorium 2019 Season. Nina Pastori a la Temporada. Pastori Girl: Under your wings. Nina Pastori presents her new work, Under your wings, in the National Auditorium. Another step in her very personal style. Thus a captivating artist grows, as is exhibited in songs like From the roof and The room. In the album Bajo tus alas, Nina Pastori is accompanied by artists such as Pablo Alborán, Manuel Carrasco, Guaco and Vanesa Martín.

Nina Pastori is part of this chromatic variety that defines an album in which she sings as never before. Few artists have managed to combine the purism of their voice with the latest musical tendencies. So easy and so complex. Under your wings , which saw the light of day in April, went straight to Number 1 on the record sales list in Spain, and held that position for two consecutive weeks. in addition to remaining in the Number 1 of iTunes throughout the week of its launching. Nina Pastori has consolidated a career marked by a personal and unmistakable label, which has been recognized with four Grammy awards, three of which, the best flamenco album and one, best folkloric album. And she is the only flamenco artist nominated for the Grammy as the best Latin pop album.

MORE CARNIVAL. This coming week in Escaldes-Engordany. (See last week’s CE for further carnival events.)

Monday, 4th March at 17.30h in the Prat del Roure room. Children’s fancy dress festival with chocolate and coca sweet cake. 19h in the Plaça Coprínceps Judgement of Carnestoltes/Carnival with the collaboration of the theatre group Making Off and pa amb tomaquet (toasted bread with tomato. garlic and olive oil) and sausages provided by Andorra la Vella for everyone. Performances by the folk dance group Esbart Santa Anna in Escaldes-Engordany and the Esbart Dansaire in Andorra la Vella.


Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th March at 19.45h – Wednesday 6th and Thursday, 7tht March at 20.15h at the Cinemes Illa Carlemany, Escaldes-Engorday. Green Book Directed by Peter Farrelly. Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini. The Story: A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

Monday, 4th and 5th March at 20h, 6th – 7th at 19.45 at the Cinemes Illa Carlemany, Escaldes-Engrdany. Bohemian Rhapsody. Directed by Bryan Singer. Starring: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee. The story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985).

Wednesday, 6th March at 21h in Les Fontetes Theater, La Massana. Mountain and Mountain Travel Cycle La Massana – Ordino. At the hands of the anthropologist and traveller, Francesc Bailón, we will meet one of the most fascinating and yet little known countries on the planet. Although Colombia is still not a major tourist destination, especially due to the presence of guerrillas and drug trafficking, it is a country with great contrasts of colour, a wide variety of landscapes and ethnic groups that coexist with the remains of ancient pre-Columbian civilizations and cities, colonialists who seem stalled in time. We will enter into the jungle of Tayrona.

We will bathe from the Caribbean beaches. We will climb the Andes mountain range and visit pre-Hispanic archaeological sites that are a World Heritage Site for Unesco, such as San Agustín and Tierradentro. We will live with the Kogui and Misak tribes and we will travel through the cobbled streets of Villa de Leyva and Barichara, considered two of the most beautiful cities in the whole of America. Francesc Bailón Trueba holds a degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Barcelona. Specialized in Inuit culture, since 1997 he has been devoting himself to the study and research of this town. In addition, he is a contributor to National Geographic History. He has made more than thirty expeditions to the Arctic, the majority to live with the Inuit, and has travelled to more than fifty countries as a guide. www.antropologiainuit.com


Thursday, 7th March at 19.45h & 22.30h at the Sport Hotel Hermitage, Soldeu. Performance by the Illusionist Jordi Caps. Jordi Caps is a professional illusionist, and a member of the Spanish Society of Enlightenment. The first wizard in the world to perform an official magic show aboard the largest passenger plane in the world, the Airbus 380. Also worthy of note is his collaborations for events of FC Barcelona, his performances for celebrities like Charlize Theron and, even, for the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia.

Culturally yours,



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