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The Santa María Cathedral Foundation relaunches its ‘Open for Concerts’ programme with performances by Marlango, among others

The group fronted by Leonor Watling will be performing in the portico on the 4th October

Vitoria-Gasteiz, 9th September 2008.- Next weekend, the Santa María Cathedral Foundation is launching a new edition of the ‘Open for Concerts’ programme. This season will feature a varied programme of musical performances, with highlights such as the presence of Kinteto Sonos and Marlango, the band fronted by Leonor Watling.
Following the outstanding public reaction to this cultural initiative over the summer, the Santa María Cathedral Foundation is designing an interesting musical programme for autumn, staged once again in the recently restored portico.
One of the famous groups performing in the capital of Álava will be the band fronted by the actress and singer Leonor Watling. Together with the pianist and composer Alejandro Pelayo and the trumpeter Óscar Ybarra, Marlango will be performing on the 4th October at the Cathedral of Santa María, offering a selection of tracks from their three albums released to date. With influences ranging from jazz, blues and rock, and the musical atmosphere of Tom Waits, Watling and Co. will be performing tracks from ‘Marlango’, ‘Automatic imperfection’ and ‘The electrical morning’, their third studio album.

However, before that, ‘Open for Concerts’ will begin this Saturday 13th September with a concert by Kinteto Sonos, a string and piano quintet that emerged out of the Basque Conservatory under the guidance of the maestro Gabriel Loidi. Kinteto Sonos features Itxaso Etxebarria (piano), Xabier de Felipe (violin), Daniel García (violin), Alba González (viola) and Beatriz Blanco (cello), some of the finest young performers of chamber music at the highest level.
One week later (Saturday 20th), the portico will be hosting a performance by the pianist Iñaki Salvador. In ‘Te doy una canción’ Salvador will be accompanied by a group of musicians and the actor Asier Hernández as he fuse his two great musical passions, jazz and canción de autor. The concert will feature a collection of songs in a variety of styles. Without prejudice or pretention, the only criterion he used when choosing the pieces for this concert was that they should be ingrained in his musical and affective memory.
All the concerts will take place in the portico starting at 8 p.m.; free entry except for Marlango, which will cost €5 for non-members of the Circle of Founders Association. Non-members can buy tickets at the Cathedral’s Visitors Centre on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd October.