The Festival of Ares del Maestre: listen to chamber music in a cave

Publishing date 2/08/2016

The festival is among the highlights of the national music scene thanks to its inclusion in the 'Golden Book of Music in Spain'.
The Festival of Ares del Maestre: listen to chamber music in a cave

Although Ares del Maestrat is a small town, the Music Festival del Maestre Ares has become a reference with only four editions. This music festival is among the highlights of the national music scene due to its inclusion in the 'Golden Book of Music in Spain'. Listenning to chamber music in the cave of the castle or church is a unique experience thanks to the very special reverberations of sound and atmosphere of the original scenarios.

The concerts will be held during the 19th, 20th and 21st of August. The first will be on Friday 19th at 20.30 in the church by Gabriel Schwabe, an international soloist. On Saturday, at 19:30, the cave Castle will host the cellos concert of Suzana Stefanovic, soloist at RTVE, Gabriel Schwabe, international soloist, Miguel Carignan from the Conservatory of Jaén and Pere Joan Carrascosa from the Conservatory of Valencia and director of the festival. The closing of the festival will be on Sunday with the 'Gent d'Ací' concert performed by children and young musicians from Ares del Maestrat, also in the cave.

This event is more than just music, it plunges us into the most emblematic of this spectacular Castellon town places. Nestled at 1,195 meters high, it has the second highest population of Valencia, after Vistabella del Maestrazgo. The first time it appears before us the image of Ares del Maestrat the surprise is huge: it rises to the bottom of Mola d'Ares (1318 meters), where the castle is located. From this point, the houses start to stagger down forming a beautiful semicircle. And if you want to taste the food there are typical cheeses, cured meat, pot Ares, chickpeas with garlic sauce, lamb, partridge, sweet potato or pumpkin pies, and almonds.

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