If you like the sound of the Mediterranean guitar, then Orihuela is the place to be next week

The Mediterranean Guitar Festival will be held in Orihuela from Monday 10 to Saturday 15 September, offering a range of free concerts, “that will fill the old town of our city and our coast with music, life and culture” , according to the councillor for Culture, Mar Ezcurra.

Conceived in only 3 months, the festival will gather guitarists from 5 countries, aimed at making Orihuela the guitar capital of the Mediterranean.

Among the guitarists that will participate in the festival are Chencho Arias, Victoria Ash and Juan Carlos López Segura, who will perform on September 10 at 9:00 pm a tribute in the Hernandian Corner to the figure of the Orihuela poet Miguel Hernandez.

Guitarist José Luis Martínez will perform on Tuesday the 11th at 9:00 p.m. at the Plaza Ramón Sijé, and Serbian-Bosnian “Duo Levante” will perform on Wednesday 12 in the Plaza de Togores.

The Italian, Edoardo Catemario, will play on the 13th, also at 9:00 p.m., in the Plaza del Salvador, the Greek, Dimitris Kotronakis, will be at the Plaza del Carmen on September 14.

For the coastal contribution to the fiesta, the Turkish flamenco show, Ezgi Anil “Paquito”, will be on the Playa Flamenca esplanade on the 15th, also starting at 9:00 p.m., closing the event.

As well as the polished performances from the professionals, there will also be various classes opened to “promising young people” at the Pedro Terol Municipal Conservatory of Music, which the public are invited to attend.

The mayor of Orihuela, Emilio Bascuñana,, extended the invitation to the residents of nearby towns to enjoy this festival, which “is a privilege that the city of Orihuela has been able to host, and hope that next year we can celebrate a second edition”.

No doubt the coast is also “privileged”, despite the mayor only mentioning the city is his closing comments.

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