26th International Jazz Festival Malaga, from November 6 to 10

A few days ago we published a post about Jazz in Mijas. But it doesn´t end there, as in the capital of the Costa del Sol takes place from November 6 to 10, the 26th edition of the International Jazz Festival Malaga.

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The Cervantes Theatre is the venue that welcomes the concerts of international Jazz musicians such as saxophonist Kenny Garrett, Bill Evans, Gino Paoli, Omar Sosa at the piano and Paolo Fresu with his trumpet. And after the international cast will take place a second session by bands from Malaga, as are Jazztease 5, Susan Valery Quartet, La Insostenible Big Band and Javier Denis Andalusi Trio.

In all, a long and enjoyable night starting about 8 or 8:30 pm and lasting until midnight. This double session of artists per night has a low price of 10 € for the concerts, except Kenny Garret. So, it’s worth approaching the Cervantes Theatre located in the historic centre of Malaga.

November 6th
8.30 pm: Kenny Garret. ‘Seeds from the underground’

November 7th
8.30 pm: Omar Sosa & Paolo Fresu. ‘Alma’
11 pm: Jazztease 5. ‘…live’

November 8th
8.30 pm: Bill Evans Soulgrass Band. ‘Dragonfly’
11 pm: Susan Valery Quintet. ‘You go to my head’

November 9th
8.30 pm: China Moses & Raphaël Lemonnier Trio
11 pm: La Insostenible Big Band. ‘De Malaga a Nueva Orleans’

November 10th
8 pm: Gino Paoli and Danilo Rea. ‘Due come noi che…’
10.30 pm: Javier Denis’ Andalusi Trio

You find the complete information on the website of the festival at the Cervantes Theatre (http://teatrocervantes.com/es/genero/musica/ciclo/98). New this year, will take place in the cultural district Soho (the central area of Ensanche de Heredia) another meeting Jazz called FestiJazz from November 1 to 5, with performances in the streets and the CAC (Contemporary Art Centre) and Alameda Theatre, Chela Sea, Feel Jazz Club or the galleries Javier Marin and Espacio Negro; there are performances every afternoon and evening.

Placido Domingo Festival in Malaga, October 26 and 28

festival teatro cervantes 2012During the last weekend in October we can enjoy the presence of one of the great voices of opera in Malaga. In an Opera Gala, Placido Domingo will take the stage of the Cervantes theatre to direct the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra.

It is a festival that bears the name of the Maestro, to be held in Seville and Malaga from 25 October to 3 November. The lyric singer of tenor and baritone and director of orchestra during this festival will be accompanied by great voices and musicians.

On the 26th, during the Festival Gala, the Maestro will be directing the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra, accompanied by tenor Vittorio Grigolo and soprano Ana Maria Martinez. The concert promises to be an unforgettable evening celebrating Maestro Domingo’s first ever concert appearance in Malaga. On day 28, the public can enjoy with violinist Pinchas Zuckerman and pianist Joaquin Achucarro, again with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Malaga.

Placido Domingo will be joined in Malaga by “friend” voices and professional colleagues on stage. This is definitely a special opportunity to see these internationally renowned artists in Malaga.

For this festival named after Placido Domingo, the internationally acclaimed singer chose Andalusia as a stage for its rich cultural and operatic heritage. In the Teatro Cervantes in Malaga and the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville we can enjoy performances by top artists from the world of opera, together with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Malaga and the Seville Royal Symphony Orchestra.

More information and ticket sales at:
www.placidodomingofestival.com and www.teatrocervantes.com

The Cervantes Theatre is located in the historic centre of Malaga and is a Heritage Site, dating from 1870. In 2012 it’s been 25 years since the reopening of the Teatro Cervantes as space for performing arts, after years of neglect during the Franco regime. Nowadays we can enjoy the refurbished facilities symphonies, classic dramas, comedies, operas, ballets, concerts of jazz, flamenco, rock, music and all kinds of galas.

Terral in Malaga – Summer Festival from July 5 to 22

Terral MalagaThe Terral in Malaga is not just a much feared local hot wind but also a refreshing summer festival in the capital of the Costa del Sol. Promptly we explain both “phenomena”.

The Terral summer festival takes place this year from July 5 to 22 at various venues throughout the city: Cervantes theatre and Echegaray theatre welcome musicians and all kind of styles with about twenty concerts from the minimalistic music of Michael Nyman to folk, rock, Flamenco, string music, Fusion, R & B, blues and soul and others. The vast majority of the performances will take place at the Teatro Cervantes; at Echegaray theatre there will be two concerts and a new module of the festival dedicated to children with the name “Terralillo” (something like “little hot wind”), between July 7 and 21, where the small ones can also enjoy the music and lyrics.

The Terralillo, music for children, will take place in the theatre Echegaray on July 7, 14 and 21 at 7 pm, and on July 8, 14 and 22 at 12 noon. The ticket prices range from 6 € for Terralillo and 10 and 20 € for most concerts.

The complete program can be found at

And what is the other Terral?

Well, a weather phenomenon typical of Malaga that can occur about 10 times throughout the summer and when you have experienced it, you will know what it is to feel the heat! Typically, summers are moderately warm in Malaga, due to the proximity of the sea and although we are in southern Europe, the temperature is quite bearable. This changes radically when blows the “Terral”.

As the name suggests, it is a wind coming from the hinterland and which is heated up so much along its way that when it finally arrives in Malaga, the temperature shoots up to between 35° and 39°C (95º and 102ºF). It is no exaggeration to say (from experience) that when going out in the afternoon it is as if someone blows the hot air with a hair dryer from inside the oven into your face. Pure fire!

Fortunately, this phenomenon normally does not last more than two days; days when you can take a swim in the sea at 9.30 pm in search of refreshment and five minutes later your hair is dry again (again, not exaggerating!). For when the Terral comes, you’ll get another blog with some useful tips to stay cool. Meanwhile, enjoy the good life, music, mild temperatures, blue skies, the cold beers … mmmh…I better stop; I’m sure you´re not going to have trouble finding a lot to enjoy in Malaga!

XV edition of the Malaga Film Festival from April 21 to 28

Malaga film festivalThis year takes place in Malaga the fifteenth edition of Malaga Film Festival from 21st to 28th of April. In this film festival celebrated each year in Malaga are awarded the best films of Spanish cinema of the year.

This year also there is an agreement between the Malaga Film Festival and the prestigious Festival des Films du Monde of Montreal (Canada), with the screening of some of the best films of the last edition of this festival.

The Malaga Film Festival takes place at different locations and venues in the capital of the Costa del Sol, such as the Cervantes Theatre, Echegaray Theatre, Cinema Albeniz, Picasso Museum, the University of Malaga, Plaza de la Constitucion and the Malaga Palacio Hotel, where take place films, short films, animation projects, documentaries and lectures, exhibitions and workshops.

Find more information on the website of the Malaga Film Festival www.festivaldemalaga.com (spanish)

The andean group Alturas presents America Canta at Cervantes Theatre in Malaga

The performance will take place on 23rd March at Teatro Cervantes de Málaga at 20:00. The programme is a selection of the most important Latin-American works of all times including the well-known Misa Criolla (Creole Mass). Composed by Ariel Ramirez in 1963 for a group of folkloric musical instruments, soloists, mixed choirs and piano, which is based on traditional folk rhythms from Argentina and Bolivia was composed to make it become a great popular liturgical expression, which is now often performed all around the world in several classical concert halls.

Alturas highly experienced in the authentic style of the Misa Criolla and making use of a fresh interpretation, have managed to reach a very special version, which they have sung in innumerable occasions at very important European venues together with Choirs of well-recognized international prestige. Recorded by Jose Carreras in 1988 he has acquired relevancy on a worldwide scale with a million copies sold.

The programme is complemented with a selection of choral works and popular pieces like “La flor de la canela”, “Duerme Negrito”, “Capullito de alelí” or “El mayoral”.

Opening times for in person bookings are monday to friday from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 18:00 to 21:00
Booking by phone – UniTicket de Unicaja monday to sunday from 08:00 to 22:00


Viernes 23 de Marzo – 21:00h
Teatro Cervantes de Malaga
Ramos Marín s/n
Tickets: 18 Euros

Telephone numbers: 952 224 109 – 676 929 479

Season 2011 / 12 of the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra at the Cervantes Theatre

Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra presents its new schedule for the season 2011/12 in Malaga. With a total of fifteen concerts over the next few months, the season began on September 16 and runs until June 23, 2012.

At the Cervantes Theatre we can enjoy Mahler, García Román, Strauss, Ravel, Prokofiev, Dvorak, Brahms, Schoenberg and Dohnanyi along with Beethoven, Albéniz, Palomo, Debussy and Chabrier. Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra has collected important successes in the most renowned theatres and festivals in Spain and has realized as well several European tours to Sweden, Greece, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Germany.

Cervantes Theatre is one of the main theaters of Malaga with an extensive and qualitative program focused on music, theater and dance and lyric. The theatre is located in the heart of the old town.

Para ver la programación completa de la temporada 2011 / 12 visite la página web de la Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga.


Cervantes Theatre in Malaga

Those foreign visitors or residents, who consider that there is not enough culture in hedonistic Marbella, can find a source of culture available in nearby Malaga, with wide variety of entertainment on offer. Located in the heart of the city, Theater Cervantes in Malaga offers a wide variety of cultural events.

Cervantes Theatre in Malaga

This attractive theatre dating from 1890 with a classical yet cozy atmosphere is located in a plaza a few minutes’ walk from the main shopping district of the city; the theater is surrounded by busy streets of shops, cafes and tapas bars. The atmosphere is bohemian-chic style, with mostly Baroque architecture.

Cervantes Theatre is the main venue for hosting cultural events and music of all kinds. Teatro Cervantes is distinguished by the diversity of activities it develops. In this way, it doesn´t reject any kind of current trends and performing arts.

The shows scheduled by Cervantes Theatre include classical music concerts, opera and ballet, modern dance, modern theater and concerts, so there are a variety of events for all ages.

Cervantes Theatre has also been discovered by the large foreign community in the Costa del Sol. During the concert nights, the streets and cafes surrounding the Cervantes are filled with people attending the theatre dressed in tune with the event, which helps enliven the atmosphere of the city.

The complete schedule is available at the Cervantes Theatre website in Spanish, English and German www.teatrocervantes.com/en

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28th Malaga Theatre Festival from January 11th to February 12th 2011

From January 11 to February 12, 2011 will be celebrated in Malaga the XXVIII Malaga Theatre Festival. For a month, the capital of the Costa del Sol becomes the largest stage in Spain, with a program of 37 functions of 12 performances, with reputable companies and performers of renown and a wide range of performances and even musicals.

The functions take place in the theaters Cervantes and Echegaray and the Exhibition and Congress Centre of Malaga. At the same time take place parallel activities such as courses for students of drama and a series of readings. There are several works free of charge at the theater Echegaray, on a first come first served basis, the dates are 26/01, 02/02 and 09/02, all at 9 pm.

The complete program, prices and schedules are available at www.teatroechegaray.com.