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Summer Concerts in Malaga’s Alcazaba Fortress and Gibralfaro Castle

Malaga city welcomes back its summer concerts this July. This series of open-air concerts called ‘Julio Musical’ (Musical July) will take place in two spectacular locations: The ‘Patio de los Surtidores’ in the Alcazaba Fortress and the ‘Plaza de Armas’ in Gibralfaro Castle.

Musical July in MalagaThis year’s programme pays tribute to the musical fusion of flamenco, jazz, classical and experimental music with an impressive lineup of musicians including Tito García González, Carmen Escobar, Antonio Lizana Ensemble, the Málaga Philharmonic Orchestra, the Insostenible Big Band and many more…

In previous years, these concerts were free to the public with tickets being allocated through a raffle; however, last year, the town hall decided to put a value to these entrance tickets pricing them at €10 per concert. This year is no different and we’ve included information on how to purchase tickets at the end of this post.

Here’s the full programme of concerts for Malaga’s Musical July:

Thursday 12th July

The Málaga Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by José Luis Camisón will offer the programme “De Ensueños y Fantasías” (Of Dreams & Fantasies) featuring music from Tchaikovski, Prokofiev, Ponchielli, Liszt, Debussy, Dukas and Saint Säens.

Location: Patio de Armas, Gibralfaro Castle

Time: 10:00 pm

Friday 13th July

“Quixote en Nueva York” with Tito García González on piano. Featuring music by García Román, Ortega, Martínez de Ibarreta, Soriano, A. Coello, Villarroig and more.

Location: Patio de Surtidores, Alcazaba Fortress

Time: 10:00 pm

Saturday 14th July

Old music Group, Artefactum, present “Goliardos” a show based on the Carmina Burana cantata.

Location: Patio de Surtidores, Alcazaba Fortress

Time: 10:00 pm

Wednesday 18th July

Carmen Escobar (Harp) – Gliere Concerto

María Victoria Molina (Piano) – Playing music by Schubert & Rachmaninov

(Malaga Music Foundation Prize 2016 & 2017)

Location: Patio de Surtidores, Alcazaba Fortress

Time: 10:00 pm

Thursday 19th July

Arbós Trío and Rafael de Utrera (Flamenco Singer) present “Flamenco Envisioned” with music by Pécou, Torres, Gander, Gálvez-Taroncher, Cattaneo, Mendoza & Sotelo.

Location: Patio de Surtidores, Alcazaba Fortress

Time: 10:00 pm

Friday 20th July

Antonio Lizana Ensemble – Antonio Lizana (Saxophone) and his band (Mix between flamenco, jazz and other music from around the world).

Location: Patio de las Armas, Gibralfaro Castle

Time: 10:00 pm

Thursday 26th July

Danols (Electric Guitar) – Arrangement and composition as well as interaction with the public. Music by Bach, Stravinsky, Beatles, Mompóu, Piazzolla, Ravel, Barrios and more…

Location: Patio de Surtidores, Alcazaba Fortress

Time: 10:00 pm

Friday 27th July

The ‘Insostenible Big Band’ – “West Side Story Jazz Suite” – Conductor: Antonio Lara

Location: Patio de las Armas, Gibralfaro Castle

Time: 10:00 pm

Saturday 28th July

Málaga Philharmonic Orchestra “From Hollywood to Cinecittà” – Conductor: Carlo Ponti. Music by Verdi, Rota, Morricone, Trovaioli & Piovani

Location: Patio de las Armas, Gibralfaro Castle

Time: 10:00 pm

 

Where can I buy entrance tickets for these concerts?

Tickets to these concerts are priced at €10 each and can be purchased in the following ways:

  • Online at mientrada.net
  • By phone calling 902 646289
  • In any post office
  • At the ticket office on the day of each concert (from 8:30 pm)

Hurry because entrance is limited to… 500 people in the Gibralfaro Castle and 100 people in the Alcazaba Fortress.

If you’re looking for accommodation near Málaga… Sunset Beach Club hotel is just 20 minutes drive from Málaga (Benalmádena Costa) and by the sea. With comfortable apartments and excellent facilities for a fantastic holiday in the sun. Please visit www.sunsetbeachclub.com for more information.

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