The Cartagena International Music Festival enjoys a strong identity, bringing together some of the world’s greatest artists, in the unique and magical setting of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. We would like for you to take away a wholesome experience of cultural tourism, so we invite you to learn more about the packages of concerts, accommodation and other activities that we offer.
Its Caribbean light and warmth, its welcoming people, and its historic monuments, are only some of the assets that make Cartagena de Indias a magical place to visit. Its versatile charm, both inside and outside its walled city, has made it the source of inspiration to poets, writers and artists alike, as well as a thriving global tourist destination.
For nearly thirteen seasons, the Cartagena International Music Festival has become the meeting point for world-acclaimed interpreters of classical and traditional music, especially from Europe and Latin America, the two world regions that mainly influence our identity.
Distinctively, every year the Festival centers on a particular theme, celebrating a key aspect in the history of music from a current and innovative perspective.
Altogether, the Festival aims for audiences to enjoy while taking away knowledge, by also attending conversations about music, and instruments and art exhibits, among others, in the unique setting that Cartagena de Indias provides.
The Festival’s 2019 season will be dedicated to the relationship between music and the sciences. From Pythagoras’ theories, establishing a numerical relationship among sounds, to the notions of astronomy applied to the symphonic music of Gustav Holst, these two ways of seeing the world have been linked in many moments in time.
A central figure will be Johann Sebastian Bach, whose works span from a deep view of the link between music and the celestial to more structured pieces such as The Musical Offering, Goldberg Variations, and The Well-Tempered Clavier, among others.
Likewise, the Festival will include a view into the music and interpreters of Latin America, in a concert series that has become an audience favorite.
JOHANN S. BACH
COSÍ FAN TUTTE
As a significant complement to the program, the Festival aims to present Così fan tutte, one of Mozart’s opera buffa, premiered in 1790. In coproduction with Italy’s Spoleto Festival dei 2Mondi, it will host specialized artists who will give life to this entertaining story about the entanglements between two couples
· Scenography by Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo (Academy Award winners)
· Costume Design Maurizio Galante
· Production Director Giorgio Ferrara
*Project to be confirmed
Philarmonia Orchestra – England / Resident Orchestra
Natalie Murray Beale – Australia / Conductor
English Baroque Soloists – England / Orchestra
John Elliot Gardiner – England / Conductor
Angela Hewitt – Canada / Piano
Víkingur Olafsson – Iceland / Piano
Emmanuel Tjeknavorian – Austria /Violin
Quartetto di Cremona – Italy / String Quartet
Filarmónica Joven de Colombia – Colombia / Orchestra
Daniel Kharitonov – Rusia / Piano
New York Polyhony – United States / Vocal ensemble
Simone Rubino – Italy / Percussion
Giovanni Bietti – Italy / Musicologist and pianist
Gwyenth Wentink – Netherlands / Harps
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