Joan Manén was one of the most outstanding violinists of the early-twentieth century. A child prodigy (at age 15 he performed at Carnegie Hall in New York), he performed throughout Europe alongside figures of the likes of Richard Strauss, Enrique Granados and Pablo Sarasate. He began composing at the instances of his father, who didn’t want him to take composition classes so that he would only be guided by his instinct. The Caprice català nº 3, published in 1899, is based on the popular song La pastoreta and reflects the influence of the French music of his time.
A summary of the 2015-2016 Season with over 150 concerts divided into 27 projects, including diverse genres such as music theatre, jazz, the great classical repertory, world polyphonies and contemporary music. One of the most significant novelties is that the audio and video of the Wednesday concerts will be broadcast live, through www.march.es/directo