PICK OF THE WEEK: Monday, 4th November – Sunday, 10th November, 2019

PICK OF THE WEEK: Monday, 4th November – Sunday, 10th November, 2019


Thursday, 7th November at 21.30h at the Prat del Roure, Escaldes-Engordany. (Tickets 25€ from www.ee.ad, the Escaldes-Engordany Comú or Tourist Office.) Luz Casal with her tour Que corra el aire, (How the air runs) in which she transmits her love for music and singing with a serene voice, full of truth. T

Friday, 8th November at 23h at the cafè-teatre-pub La Fada Ignorant, Andorra la Vella. Concerts a La Fada: Fito Mansilla. Fito returns to La Fada with his tour The Incendiary Memory.

Saturday, 9th November at 17h in the Church of Sant Serni, Canillo. (Reverse box office). In the Romanesque chamber music series: Intimate friends or rivals? Women in opera. The Andorran soprano, Jonaina Salvador, founder of Andorra Lírica, joins the Belgian mezzosoprano Caroline de Mahieu and the French pianist Nicolas Licciardi to present a programme of female duets, both comic and tragic. An evening full of emotions. Since the creation of opera, all the great composers have joined the voices of women in magnificent duets, often with soprano and mezzosoprano together, to obtain an impressive timbre and harmonic wealth, as well as to play with the variety of colours that both voices offer. In this concert you will find pieces by Berlioz, Delibes and Mozart where a young girl and her lady-in-waiting, sing in moments of confessions and confidences. Other times, they portray blood sisters, such as in Mozart and Bellini, who fight for the love of a man. Also, on many occasions, the mezzosoprano interprets the role of a young man, as in the case of Monteverdi, so we can enjoy a magnificent romance.

Sunday, 10th November at 12h in the Parish church of Ordino. (10€ from Tel +376 878 173). A new season of Classic Ordino. Classics from the 17th to the 21st century with 5 And Chordes. In this edition, with a special quintet formation that includes a guitar, we want to bring the audience closer to the group’s sonority through different styles of music and through a journey in time and space. It is a balanced group, generating very interesting sound textures. This particular quintet formation that includes a guitar has not aroused the interest of all composers, but the little-known repertoire is full of surprises.

BALLET Tuesday, 5th November at 20.15h at Cinemes Illa Carlemany, Escaldes-Engordany. Live broadcast screening from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Royal Ballet Grand Gala with three short pieces: Shostakovich’s Concerto choreographed by Kenneth MacMillan, Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations choreographed by Frederick Ashton and Alexander Glazunov’s Raymonda Act III choreographed by Rudolf Nureyev after Marius Petipa.

From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company. Petipa’s Raymonda Act III is Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while Ashton’s Enigma Variations is quintessentially British in every way – from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashton’s signature style, the essence of British ballet. Concerto, MacMillan’s fusion of classical technique with a contemporary mind, completes a programme that shows the breadth of The Royal Ballet’s heritage. http://www.more2screen.com/events/concerto-enigma-variations-raymonda-act-iii/

Friday, 8th November at 21h at the Claror Auditorium of the Cultural and Congress Centre Lauredià, Sant Julià de Lòria. (Tickets €22 or €16.50 with the Carnet Jove/Tarja Magna on sale by Tel 744 044). Carmen: Masterpieces of World Ballet with the Saint Petersburg Ballet. An evening of classical dance with some of the best soloists of the Saint Petersburg Ballet and disciples of the classical dance school, which is considered the oldest in the world, the Vaganova Academy.


Monday, 4th November at 18h at the Public Library, Pas de la Casa. (Free) A talk and informative exhibition on mushrooms by Manel Niell, a researcher at CENMA. With the wild mushroom season on us, this activity, aimed at a family audience with children from the age of five, will be an introductory explanation to learn what toadstools and mushrooms are, to describe their habitat, to detail the structures and characteristics by which we can identify them. During the talk, the attendees will be able to put into practice what they learn with different species of mushrooms.

Tuesday, 5th November – Sunday, 12th January, 2020 at the government’s gallery: ARTALROC, Escaldes-Engordany. (Free) Exposure from Twilight to Darkness by Julio Vaquero. The exhibition, curated by Christina de Vreeze, displays a selection of works from several foundations and private collectors. In total, a set of 25 works, including paintings and sculptures in different formats and from different stages of Vaquero’s artistic career, that allows us to enter into his particular universe and understand the evolution of his artistic language.

The black drawings of the artist’s first stage, the series of paintings ‘Stolen Museum’, the most famous sculptures-furniture and the latest paintings of flowers and plant forms will be present. Vaquero conceives artistic practice as a process of constant research and experimentation, always deepening the study of light and the material quality of painting. The artist, who has always painted directly from reality, creating the scenes that he later represents, gives colour and light special autonomy to create scenes that transcend the limits of realism and place the viewer in a territory both mysterious and uncertain. Vaquero was born in 1958 in Barcelona, where he graduated in Fine Arts at the Faculty of Sant Jordi. Since the inauguration of his first exhibition in 1987, also in the Catalan capital, he has exhibited in Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and the United States, as well as at numerous international fairs. In addition, his work is present in more than a dozen museums and Spanish public collections.


Monday 4th – Thursday, 7th November at 20h at Cinemas Illa Carlemany, Escaldes-Engordany. Doctor Sleep (based on the book by Stephan King) Directed by Mike Flanagan. Starring Rebecca Ferguson, Ewan McGregor, Carel Struycken. The Story: Struggling with alcoholism, Dan Torrance (from The Shining) remains traumatized by the sinister events that occurred at the Overlook Hotel when he was a child. His hope for a peaceful existence soon becomes shattered when he meets Abra, a teen who shares his extrasensory gift of The Shine. Together, they form an unlikely alliance to battle the True Knot, a cult whose members try to feed off The Shine of children with powers to remain immortal.

CHILDREN (All children’s activities are in Catalan unless otherwise stated.).

Tuesday, 5th November at 17.30h in the Public library, Ordino. (Free) Storytime in ENGLISH for children aged 6 – 11. Everyone welcome.

Thursday, 7th November at 18h in the University Municipal Library, Sant Julià de Lòria. (Free. Pre-booking required: Tel. 744 044 or: [email protected] Jan puges? (Jan did you climb?) with Vanessa Silva. The story of Jan is a story full of challenges and discoveries, but above all it is a story about the values that we can find in every group of people: effort, tenacity, solidarity and trust.

Saturday, 9th November at 11h at Encamp Communal Library. (Free aimed at a family audience with infants aged 0 – 3) Children’s activity “Sonadons” with Miriam Manubes and Anahi Pinoargothy. This is a pioneering project that consists of a series of workshops that are carried out to disseminate and bring music to the youngest of our country. (Once this series of workshops is completed then another series will be held for older children.)

Saturday, 9th November at 10:30h, 11:30h and 12:30h in the Prat del Roure, Escaldes-Engordany. (Tickets: 3€ advance sale and 5€ on the day of the concert. From: www.onca.ad For children aged from 6 months to 4 years. Duration: 30 minutes.) ONCA Season (Orquestra Nacional Clàssica d’Andorra): Live theatre: Cinemúsica. A family-friendly trip, designed to share with the youngest of the house in mind, the possibility of perceiving sensations through sounds, images and movements. The proposal invites you to enjoy our short homage to silent movies, where live music will guide you through an adventure of stories full of emotions that will record unique scenes from black and white cinema.

Saturday, 9th November from 10.30h – 12.30h at the Llar Kitchen, Escaldes-Engordany. (10€ for children aged 8 – 12. Pre-booking: Tel: 802 255 or at [email protected] ) Kitchen Saturdays: Breakfast of energy. Beautiful proposals to start the day with an energy that will last all morning!

Saturday, 9th November at 17h in the Sala de festes, Sports and Sociocultural Complex, Encamp. (Tickets 5€ adults and free to children and young people who pre-book). Children’s musical “Mag Merlí” (Merlin the Magician) by Veus-Veus, a musical adaptation of the great classic with fantastic characters and live songs. History tells us that the Magician Merlin, in order to protect England, uses the magical sword Excalibur, nailing it in a stone, and only the one who is King of England will be able to remove it. Arthur, a young man who wants to be a knight, shakes the sword from the stone and thus becomes the new king. But to be a good king, Arthur will have to appreciate the different elements of nature, animals etc … and rid his country of dangers such as the giants and the wicked witch Morgana.

Saturday, 9th November at 12h in the ‘Small Readers’ space in the Communal Library of Escaldes-Engordany. (Free. For families with children aged from 3 to 5. For reservations: Tel +376 802 256 or write [email protected] ) Storytelling: A pile of stories for little readers. The Pumpkin Fairy with actress Irina Robles. The Pumpkin Fairy hates rainy days because she cannot go out into the woods. She takes shelter from the storm between pumpkins, chestnuts and leaves, telling autumn tales full of characters and adventures. This naughty character will lead you through the most fabulous stories you’ve never been told.

Saturday, 9th November at 11h in the University Municipal Library, Sant Julià de Lòria (Free. For children aged 5 and over. Limited places. Pre-booking required: Tel 744 044 or [email protected]) French storytelling: Au fond des mers with Terre de Lune.

TALKS/CONFERENCES (Usually for those speaking – or learning – Catalan).

Tuesday, 5th November from 19.30h to 20.30h at Escaldes-Engordany Art Centre. (Free for 16 years and upwards. But limited places. Pre-book: +376 802 255 or [email protected]) La Clau (The key): Art notes. 5th edition. La Clau is an introduction to art designed for non-experts, in which we intend to share the fundamental aspects of art from an academic point of view and from experience. A key to unlock the door to art that will open new spaces for knowledge and enjoyment. This week we focus on An Introduction to architecture: From palaces to skyscrapers. 2nd part Teaching staff : Aurora Baena Garròs, Ruth Casabella Vehículos and Carles Sánchez Rodríguez

Thursday, 7th November from 20h – 21.30h at La Llacuna Cultural Centre, Andorra la Vella. Clothing around 1419. In the 35th Cycle of conferences of the Andorran Science Society and in commemoration of the 600th anniversary of the creation of Andorra’s Consell de la Terra (Earth Council), the doctor in art history, Montserrat Aymerich i Bassols, will give a lecture on how people dressed at the time of the creation of the Consell de la Terra. Sra. Àngels Mach, president of the Societat Andorranade Ciències will also be present.

Saturday, 9th November at 9.30h in the downstairs theatre in the Comu of Escaldes-Engordany. Enterprising Women: Six talks by successful women entrepreneurs. And at 16h in the Espai d’inovacions, Caldea: Four workshops offering tools for facing new challenges.


Saturday, 9th November from 18h – 20h in FNAC Andorra, Andorra la Vella (in the basement of Pyrénées department store). Workshop: ‘How to solve a Rubik’s cube’ by Pablo Oshiro, double champion of Spain in the category Megaminx. The workshop is open to everyone, and free.

Saturday 9th – Sunday, 10th November at the Sports Centre, Pas de la Casa. Saison Culturelle organised by the French Embassy: Digital Festival. A series of activities has been organized for all the public around all the forms of digital creation. The idea is To promote digital cultures in their most diverse ways, to promote access to digital knowledge, arts and digital culture and to accompany young audiences in their digital practices. Throughout the weekend, discovering various technologies, uses and contents: programming workshops, virtual reality, digital treasure hunt and more…


Saturday, 2nd November from 10h – 14h in the Plaça dels Arínsols, Encamp. Encamp Saturday market. The Encamp Entrepreneurs Association (AEE) recommences their traditional market as a showcase for trade in the parish. This initiative, which was launched in 2014 with the collaboration of the Comú d’Encamp, has had numerous auxiliary activities such as botifarrades (sausage barbeques) children’s face painting, magic, musical performances or batucades (drum bands).

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