Judith returns to the Quincena Musical Festival of San Sebastián

On occasion of the exhibition “Gods of the Prado. Art and Myth” at the San Telmo Museum (San Sebastian), the Quincena Musical festival has wanted to celebrate the relationship between music, mythology and tradition. The programme that Judith Jáuregui and Lina Tur Bonet have put together highlights this connection with two specific references to mythology. The first is from Euterpe by Joaquín Turina - the second number of his suite “The Muses of Andalusia”, which takes nine Greek muses to Spanish lands - and the piece chosen is “En plena fiesta”, which is inspired by the goddess of Music. The second piece is the “Dance of the Blessed Spirits” from the opera Orpheus and Eurydice by Gluck, with which – according to myth – Orpheus descended into the Underworld to rescue Eurydice. The programme will be completed with works by Granados, Debussy, Ravel and Falla. 

With this concert Judith returns to Quincena - one of her favourite festivals - and now to its stage at the San Telmo Museum, “a real treasure of our city that becomes a magical place in which to play music” according to the pianist. “From the very beginning of my career I have always felt the support of San Sebastian and I love this festival” adds Jáuregui, “I made my Quincena debut 10 years ago in the young perfomers cycle, and I then returned with a very special concert at the Chillida Leku centre and subsequently another at the Quincena Andante cycle – a fantastic initiative that takes the festival to different parts of the Basque Country – and now I arrive at San Telmo, where I come with the hope of enjoying a truly magical evening in the best of company.”

Having finished her season in Europe, Jáuregui embarked on a recital tour of China in July that led her to play in Beijing, Tianjin, Harbin, Chengdu and Liuzhou. Since then, Judith has returned to Spanish stages first with her concert on August 6th at the Festival D´Estiu in Ciutadella (Menorca, Balearic Islands) and now Quincena. “I have always felt loved in my hometown, and it is always a pleasure and something very emotional to play here”, the pianist concludes.