Finca El Cercado will be one of the seats of the XX Organ Academy Fray Joseph de Echevarria, held from 20 to 27 July
The practice lessons of the XX Academy will take place in the organs of the churches of San Millan in Baltanás, and San Andrés, Carrión de los Condes (in Palencia), while the theoretical classes will be held in the Events Pavilion of Finca El Cercado.
The Fray Joseph de Echevarria Organ Academy is one of the most important programs developed in Palencia every summer, bringing students together from different countries and professors of international relevance
Montserrat Torrent, one of the most important and famous organists in the world, will be one of the professors and will be honored by the students and teachers of the Academy on its 90th anniversary.
Finca El Cercado will be one of the seats of the XX Fray Joseph de Echevarría Organ Academy, held from 20 to 27 of July. For the first time, this important musical and educational appointment transfers part of its classes to the south of the district of Palencia: some of the practice lessons will take place in the organ of the San Millán church in Baltanás, and the theoretical ones will be hold in the Events Pavilion of Finca El Cercado, located in the same city. Other venue of the Organ Academy’s classes is in San Andrés church, Carrión de los Condes.
Finca El Cercado is a new exclusive space dedicated to quality tourism experiences, Art and Culture. It is a heaven of peace, nature, art and history in Castille; a walled property of 50 hectares with different buildings restored for luxury accommodation and events, preserving the exquisite old family furniture, surrounded by large terraces to enjoy the breathtaking views of the region of El Cerrato. It also has pool, wine cellar, orchard, walking paths lined with almond trees and all kind of facilities and recreational areas.
Finca El Cercado offers this wonderful environment to the professors and students of the XX Fay Joseph de Echevarría Organ Academy, as part of its program of Cultural Sponsorship and Promotion of Artistic activity.
The XX Fray Joseph de Echevarría Organ Academy
The Fray Joseph de Echevarría Organ Academy, organized by the Association of Friends of the Organ of Palencia, sponsored by the Palencia Provincial Council and with the collaboration of the Finca El Cercado, is one of the formative and music events more important of the province of Palencia, for the quality of its programming and the relevance of their professors.
Montserrat Torrent, one of the most important organists in the world, will be one of the main professors of this edition, which also will be receive the tribute of students and teachers on their 90th anniversary. Along with Roberto Fresco, director of the Academy, Torrent will deal the interpretation of Renaissance and Baroque composers, like Antonio de Cabezón, Antonio Carreira and Manuel Rodrigues Coelho.
The lessons led by Paolo Crivellaro will tackle the North German organ school and the young Bach; and Monica Melcova will teach improvisation techniques. Finally, Marta Serna will offer theoretical classes of Organizative principles of the 17th century keyboard music structures through practice music discourses of Correa de Arauxo
Professors and other guest organists will offer concerts in the most important organs of the province of Palencia during the week of the course, which will close with the traditional students’ concert on July 27th at the Church of San Andrés in Carrión de los Condes.