Classical Music on the Beach

Barcelona is a city open to the sea, to the Mediterranean. Its famous beaches and its classical and lyrical music offerings are two of its greatest attractions. What if we could enjoy both at the same time? Breeze, salt, warmth, and the excitement of the city’s best orchestras and choirs. In this city, everything is possible.

The most refreshing culture

The Gran Teatre del Liceu, the Palau de la Música Catalana, and L’Auditori, under the umbrella of Barcelona Obertura and in collaboration with the Barcelona City Council, are returning with the free concerts of ‘Clàssica a la platja‘ on July 11 and 12 at Platja de Sant Sebastià, expanding their format and featuring internationally renowned names.
The initiative, also supported by the “La Caixa” Foundation, aims to continue bringing symphonic music to all of society and making it accessible to all audiences. Additionally, with the aim of bringing music to vulnerable groups who cannot make it to the beach, the children’s choirs of the Orfeó Català will perform at nursing homes in Barceloneta, and the Cor de Cambra del Palau will perform at the Hospital del Mar.

The concerts are free and will be the highlight of the Regata Cultural, the program of cultural activities accompanying the Copa América.


Metro: L4 Barceloneta
Bus: V15, V19, 47, 59, D20

Las personas con movilidad reducida podrán disfrutar de los conciertos desde People with reduced mobility will be able to enjoy the concerts from a reserved space or “accessible” area located at Passeig Marenostrum, 15, in front of the Desigual building. Additionally, the audience with deafness and hearing disabilities will be able to test the IMMERSIVE LIVE system with 10 vibrating backpacks and 10 individual induction loops. This service will have a professional who uses LSC as a second language. For service reservations: [email protected]

Symphony orchestras and choirs

The first concert, scheduled for July 11, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra under the baton of its principal conductor, Ludovic Morlot, and the Orfeó Català, accompanied by great Catalan voices such as soprano Serena Sáenz and baritone Josep Ramon Olivé, and international voices as recognized as mezzo-soprano Rinat Shaham and tenor Freddie de Tommaso, will offer a concert that will be an ode to the anthems of major sporting events and will include pieces as appreciated by the public as the last movement of the Ninth Symphony by L.V. Beethoven, the aria Nessun dorma from Turandot by G. Puccini, O’Fortuna by C. Orff. In addition, soprano Serena Sáenz and singer Arnau Tordera will perform the legendary theme Barcelona, ​​composed by Freddie Mercury for Montserrat Caballé and the 1992 Olympic Games.

Barcelona Symphony Orchestra

July 11th at 9.00p.m.

Sant Sebastià beach

Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Orfeó Català del Palau de la Música Catalana

Conductor: Ludovic Morlot

  • John Williams: Olympic Fanfare
  • Georg Friedrich Händel: Coronation Anthem n. 1, HWV 258
  • Carl Orff: “Oh fortune!” and “Fortune plango vulnera” from Carmina burana
  • Michael Torke: Javelin
  • Richard Wagner: Opening of The Wandering Dutchman
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in d m, op. 125, “Coral.” Fourth movement
  • Giuseppe Verdi: “Y strano… Ah fors’e lui” from La Traviata
  • Giacomo Puccini: “Nessun dorma!” from Turandot
  • Freddie Mercury: Barcelona

The second concert, scheduled for July 12 at 9 p.m. at Platja de Sant Sebastià, will feature the Chorus and Symphony Orchestra of the Liceu, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, with the participation of two internationally renowned soloists, violinist María Dueñas and cellist Pablo Ferrández, and with the collaboration of the Children’s Choir of the Orfeó Català. The audience will enjoy a repertoire for all ages with a selection of the most emblematic compositions by the renowned composer John Williams. During the concert, pieces from Superman, Jurassic Park, E.T., Star Wars, Harry Potter, etc., will be performed. An evening with the sea as a backdrop to enjoy with family and friends.

Liceu Opera Orchestra

July 12th at 9.00p.m.

Sant Sebastià beach

Liceu Opera Orchestra
Cor Infantil de l’Orfeó Català
Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu

Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel

  • A selection of the most emblematic compositions by John Wiliams

And with the aim of bringing music to vulnerable groups who cannot go to the beach, the Cor Petits and Cor Mitjans of the Orfeó Català will perform various acts and workshops in nursing homes in the neighborhood, as well as the Cor de Cambra del Palau de la Música Catalana offering a free performance at the Hospital del Mar in Barcelona.

The Choirs of the Palau de la Música Catalana

Nursing homes and Hospital del Mar

Cor de Petits de l’Orfeó Català
Cor de Mitjans de l’Orfeó Català
Cor de Cambra del Palau de la Música Catalana