Quincy Jones & The Global Gumbo All Stars: 25th Peralada Festival
Enjoy "A Special Evening with Quincy Jones & The Global Gumbo All Stars" at the Peralada Festival 2011.
The first concerts of the Castell de Peralada International Music Festival took place in 1987 and since then it has been held, without exception, during the months of July and August at the historical venue of Castillo de Peralada. In 1992, it became part of the select European Festivals Association (EFA), which underlined it as a high‐quality festival on a par with other important events such as Bayreuth, Berlin, Florence and Salzburg. The Castell de Peralada Festival showcases recitals by famous singers, symphony and choir concerts, operas, musical theatre, dance, jazz, pop, chamber music concerts and family‐orientated performances.
Currently celebrating a number of events to mark his 60 years in the business, multi‐talented and almost octogenarian Quincy Jones (Chicago, 1933) has chosen the Castell de Peralada Festival for the exclusive presentation in Spain of his latest music project, "A Special Evening with Quincy Jones & The Global Gumbo All Stars". Winner of 27 Grammy awards and recently honoured with the US National Medal of Arts, the legendary American multimedia producer is crowning this huge concert in which Western music fuses with the art of renowned North African and Middle Eastern musicians.
The festival actively supports Spanish composers and artists and commissions projects and musical scores with the aim of enriching the cultural variety on offer in Spain. At the same time, soloists and prestigious international ensembles from different artistic fields are invited to take part. This philosophy has allowed Peralada to enjoy a widespread fame and has positioned the festival as one of the most important cultural events in Spain during the summer period.