The CaixaForum Summer Nights are reinvented in a virtual format that discovers music and art from a different perspective

It becomes a virtual appointment with varied and stimulating audiovisual content created especially for the occasion and which can be followed every Wednesday at 8 pm on the CaixaForum website
On July 8, the artist Ada Vilaró will make a very intimate and personal revelation in the show 360 grams, an intimate piece in rigorous live streaming on the website of CaixaForum

 -   On July 8, the artist Ada Vilaró will make a very intimate and personal revelation in the show 360 grams, an intimate piece in rigorous live streaming on the website of CaixaForum

The "la Caixa" Foundation has published the special programme it has prepared for this year's edition of its consolidated Summer Nights at CaixaForum. From July 1 to August 26, every Wednesday at 8:00 p.m., the public will have the opportunity to attend a virtual cultural event. This is a series of varied and stimulating proposals for music and performing arts shows, adapted to the new normality after the end of the state of alarm.

In this way, due to the new situation derived from the COVID-19 pandemic and with the aim of continuing to offer a complete range of possibilities to its audience, the Summer Nights are reinvented and transformed into audiovisual content that can be followed digitally every Wednesday from eight o'clock in the evening. The proposals have been recorded or, in most cases, will be performed live in the facilities of CaixaForum Barcelona, and have been designed for the artists to dialogue with the cultural centre in various ways, using its different spaces as a stage. Viewings of the shows or concerts will include exclusive interviews with the artists or other materials that will serve to discover the artistic proposals in greater depth.

El 22 de julio, el público disfrutará del pianista y compositor Marco Mezquida. Todos los espectáculos se podrán seguir desde la web de CaixaForum
PHOTO/ANTONIO d'ANDRIA - On July 22nd, the public will enjoy the pianist and composer Marco Mezquida. All the shows can be followed from the CaixaForum website

For the first time, the public will be able to access all the cultural offerings of the Summer Nights through the CaixaForum website, a new way of getting closer to the spectators. The commitment of the "la Caixa" Foundation to launch this programme of shows -which maintains the essence of the initiative- is also a reflection of the commitment acquired with society and, especially, with a very punished cultural sector.

The performing arts, at the service of social transformation

The Summer Nights programme will include five appointments with the performing arts. The proposals have been created bearing in mind the capacity of art and the performing arts as a tool for social transformation, thus promoting one of the historical commitments of the "la Caixa" Foundation. The shows emphasise showing the difference and aim to be a window that leads the audience to discover other realities.

El 19 de agosto, Desconcerto, un concierto con la Orquesta de Cámara del Empordà y bajo la dirección de Jordi Purtí que hará redescubrir a los clásicos con humor y virtuosismo. Todos los espectáculos se podrán seguir desde la web de CaixaForum
On 19th August, Desconcerto, a concert with the Orquestra de Cambra de l'Empordà (Empordà Chamber Orchestra) conducted by Jordi Purtí, will make you rediscover the classics with humour and virtuosity. All the shows can be followed from the CaixaForum website

On July 8, the artist Ada Vilaró will make a very intimate and personal revelation in the show 360 grams, an intimate piece in rigorous direct via streaming and that starts from the creator's own experience to end up being a song to life and self-improvement. With the Patio Inglés and the modernist streets as the stage, on 15 July you can see the dance proposal by Lali Ayguadé and Joana Gomila in the show Sa mateixa, which reviews the memory in a journey from the tradition to the contemporary nature of Mallorca. On 29 July, choreographer Mariantònia Oliver will talk about inclusion, empowerment, femininity, prejudice and diversity in the experiment turned into the show Las Muchísimas, in which fifteen women over the age of 60 take the floor on stage.

The Summer Nights will close on 26 August with Finale, by the Delrevés ballet company. The show, with impressive aerial shots, will bring classical dance to the modernist façade of CaixaForum Barcelona, which has been converted into the stage for a vertical ballet recorded from all angles and in first person.

El 5 de agosto, el trío Dreamers’ Circus nos acercará los sonidos del folk nórdico en una original propuesta grabada para la ocasión que combina distintos estilos, entre ellos la música clásica y el jazz, sin perder sus raíces escandinavas
PHOTO/KRISTOFFER JUELPOUSLEN - On August 5, the Dreamers' Circus trio will bring us the sounds of Nordic folk music in an original proposal recorded for the occasion that combines different styles, including classical music and jazz, without losing their Scandinavian roots
A wide range of musical proposals

From Portugal, through Scandinavia, to one of the most brilliant talents of today's music scene and a proposal that will make you rediscover classical music: the musical offer for this year's Summer Nights includes a geographical and style variety that will seduce music lovers.

La primera cita virtual será el 1 de julio con Joana Amendoeira, una de las voces más carismáticas y singulares del fado. Un concierto irrepetible grabado en exclusiva para la ocasión en una iglesia del siglo XV de su Portugal natal
PHOTO/NUNO AGOSTINHO - The first virtual meeting will be on July 1st with Joana Amendoeira, one of the most charismatic and unique voices of Fado. A unique concert recorded exclusively for the occasion in a 15th century church in her native Portugal

On 22 July, the public will be able to enjoy the pianist and composer Marco Mezquida, without doubt one of the most outstanding names on today's music scene. The virtual event will include a prior conversation with the artist by the hand of musicologist and music critic Xavier Chavarria, as well as a selection of performances that will review his artistic career. On the 5th of August, the trio Dreamers' Circus will bring us the sounds of Nordic folk music in an original proposal recorded for the occasion that combines different styles, including classical music and jazz, without losing its Scandinavian roots. And from discovering the sounds of Nordic music, on the 19th of August we will move on to the Desconcerto proposal, a concert with the Orquestra de Cambra de l'Empordà conducted by Jordi Purtí that will make you rediscover the classics with humour and virtuosity.