By Cathy Elelman • 04 April 2020 • 18:25
MORE BEARABLE: The initiative is aimed at making lockdown a more pleasant experience.
CREDIT: Diputacion de Almeria
THE OCAL Almeria city orchestra and the provincial government have come together to offer a weekly online dose of classical culture to make the enforced coronavirus confinement a little bit more bearable.
‘#MusicaEnCasa’ premieres this Saturday evening with the Diputacion de Al,eroa sharing an OCAL performance of Camile Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals on its www.dipalme.org website and on Facebook and Twitter from 7pm onwards.
Every week there will be a chance to enjoy one of the orchestra’s best concerts of recent times.
“With this initiative we want to bring to Almeria society a cultural entertainment proposal to make the isolation situation in which we are immersed more pleasant”, explained Culture and Cinema deputy Manuel Guzman.
“Culture represents a fundamental pillar of our lives, and which takes on greater importance in this health emergency”, Guzman added.
“We have to have a positive attitude and adapt to this situation in the best way and make to most of the time, taking an interest in culture, which also enriches us personally. A great way to do this is with the excellent music of OCAL”
The OCAL Carnival of the Animals performance is a fresh, fun family pleaser, featuring colourful masks, and narration and dance by the Dragones en El Andamio theatre company.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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