One more year we love to inform of the celebration of the Festival of Organ of Palencia, held between July 16th and August 18th. These organs represent one of the main attractions of the artistic heritage of the region: most of them are Baroque from the S-XVIII, and have unique characteristics that make up the “Iberian organ” , very different from those we see in the rest of Europe. Palencia conserves some extraordinary examples, and it also is the occasion to know these wonderful churches, distributed by all the province.
The Festival attracts musicians from all over the world who come to our region to play and listen to these organs, which date back to the eighteenth century, and are unused for most of the year. The festival is organised by the Diputación de Palencia, Asociación Cultural Tadeo Ortega, linked to Fundación Chapelet and Asociación Amigos del Órgano de Palencia. This last one has more than 20 years offering Master Classes with invited famous and skilled professors from all over the world and students, it is called Academy Fray Joseph de Echevarría and it is directed by Roberto Fresco, titular organist of the Cathedral of the Almudena in Madrid.
The towns of Cerrato are already dressing up to host this event that music lovers can not miss, and in Baltanás we will have the concert on 23 July . If you are looking for a holiday in which to enjoy the countryside with a unique program for music lovers you can not miss this Festival and we still have free places to take you. You can not lose this!