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with
Elena Sharkova

JUNE 2023

Barcelona & Barcelona/Madrid tour options

info@kiconcerts.com • (719) 260-0200


Choral Friends

Participate with me in a festival of fun, talent, local immersion and fine choral connectivity. I believe we sing to embrace audiences, other singers and the music. This festival will reflect that sentiment bringing us closer to our Spanish audience through our staging, choice of repertoire and the spirit of the event I am so looking forward to share with you.

Spain is a tremendous destination and Barcelona one of the finest cities of Europe. I can’t wait to share the history, culture and unique architecture of this fascinating Mediterranean city. We have a choice of great venues for the gala concert and for any individual concerts you might wish to have KI stage.

I have invited Maestro Basilio Astulez to guest conduct Spanish pieces in the festival as well. He and his Leioa Kantika Korala choir are one of the most renowned faces of Spanish youth choral music. Basilio and I hope that some of his singers can travel from the Basque region to join us for the gala concert in Barcelona. Kantika Korala is known around the world for its choral excellence in a wide variety of genres, moving and dramatic staged programs, and strong commitment to new Spanish repertoire. Basilio is a fun and engaging conductor and choreographer who brings energy and joy into every rehearsal! 

I look forward to talking with you more about the festival and to shape it further in collaboration with the participating choirs.

Elena Sharkova

Artistic Director

Barcelona Festival

JUNE 16–21, 2023

FRIDAY, JUNE 16: DEPART

  • Depart for Spain

SATURDAY, JUNE 17: BARCELONA

  • Arrive in Barcelona
  • Meet your KI Concerts Tour Manager
  • Enjoy an orientation tour of Barcelona, the capital of the Catalan region
  • Check into hotel
  • Dinner daily
  • Overnight Barcelona

SUNDAY, JUNE 18: BARCELONA

  • Breakfast daily
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Barcelona passing the old town, Passeig de Gràcia, façanes of the Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, Gracia district, Plaça de Lesseps, Arc de Triomf, Fundació Joan Miró and Poble Espanyol
  • Festival rehearsal with Elena Sharkova
  • Festival Welcome Dinner
  • Overnight Barcelona

MONDAY, JUNE 19: BARCELONA

  • Festival rehearsal with Elena Sharkova
  • Tour Gaudi’s breathtaking Sagrada Familia
  • Explore the Gothic Quarter with time to promenade on La Rambla with its bustling displays of street theatre, performance and street markets
  • Optional Individual Concert
  • Overnight Barcelona

TUESDAY, JUNE 20: BARCELONA

  • Festival dress rehearsal with Elena Sharkova
  • Time to explore Barcelona
  • Gala Concert conducted by Elena Sharkova
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Overnight Barcelona

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21: DEPART

  • Transfer to the airport and begin your journey home 

Barcelona Festival + Madrid

JUNE 16–24, 2023

FRIDAY, JUNE 16: DEPART

  • Depart for Spain

SATURDAY, JUNE 17: BARCELONA

  • Arrive in Barcelona
  • Meet your KI Concerts Tour Manager
  • Enjoy an orientation tour of Barcelona, the capital of the Catalan region
  • Check into hotel
  • Dinner daily
  • Overnight Barcelona

SUNDAY, JUNE 18: BARCELONA

  • Breakfast daily
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Barcelona passing the old town, Passeig de Gràcia, façanes of the Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, Gracia district, Plaça de Lesseps, Arc de Triomf, Fundació Joan Miró and Poble Espanyol
  • Festival rehearsal with Elena Sharkova
  • Festival Welcome Dinner
  • Overnight Barcelona

MONDAY, JUNE 19: BARCELONA

  • Festival rehearsal with Elena Sharkova
  • Tour Gaudi’s breathtaking Sagrada Familia
  • Explore the Gothic Quarter with time to promenade on La Rambla with its bustling displays of street theatre, performance and street markets
  • Optional Individual Concert
  • Overnight Barcelona

TUESDAY, JUNE 20: BARCELONA

  • Festival dress rehearsal with Elena Sharkova
  • Time to explore Barcelona
  • Gala Concert conducted by Elena Sharkova
  • Overnight Barcelona

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21: ZARAGOZA AND MADRID

  • Travel to Madrid visiting Zaragoza en route
  • Visit the Zaragoza Cathedral and the Aljaferia, a Muslim castle converted into the Cortes of Aragon
  • Travel to Madrid
  • Check into your hotel
  • Overnight Madrid

THURSDAY, JUNE 22: MADRID

  • Enjoy a guided tour of Madrid visiting the magnificent Royal Palace, still housing Spain’s royal family, and seeing other highlights of the city. In Plaza de Colón view the 55 foot column erected to commemorate Christopher Columbus before strolling along the Puerta del Sol, Madrid’s social and shopping center
  • Optional Individual Concert
  • Overnight Madrid

FRIDAY, JUNE 23: TOLEDO AND MADRID

  • Travel to Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its extensive culture and monumental heritage being one of the former capitals of the Spanish Empire and a place of coexistence for Christian, Jewish and Muslim cultures for centuries
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Toledo featuring the 16th-century Alcazar fortress, the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the Synagogue of El Tránsito, and the Church of Santo Tome
  • Return to Madrid
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Overnight Madrid

SATURDAY, JUNE 24: DEPART

  • Depart from your hotel and begin your journey home. 

Take the Next Step!

We will be happy to answer any questions about this proposal — just call or e-mail.

719-260-0200 or info@kiconcerts.com

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