NewsFlash - CARTAGENA MUSIC FESTIVAL

NewsFlash
CARTAGENA MUSIC FESTIVAL

For eight days every January, the historic Colombian walled city of Cartagena opens to the public some of its most charming colonial spaces – indoors and out – for the Festival Internacional de Music. Performances by classical musicians from around the world quite literally completely fill Cartagena with music, including the Teatro Heredia and the beautiful chapels of the Hotels Santa Clara, Santa Teresa, Iglesia de Santo Toribio and the Plaza San Pedro Claver. The festival program is divided into three main matrices, with the audience hearing music composed in Europe, music from different eras made in the New World, and works composed in Europe with influences from unpublished languages of the New World. This year’s performers include The Schumann Quartet, a much-celebrated German-Estonian string quartet founded in 2007 in Cologne, consisting of the three brothers Erik, Ken (violin) and Mark Schumann (violoncello), plus accomplished violist Liisa Randalu.