- Celebrations will last nine days and will conclude in Plaza Sotomayor with the performance of artist who will sing songs inspired by the Port with the Marga Marga Orchestra. The Music Day Program includes workshops and shows between the 4th and 12th of October.
‘’Valparaíso, Music Region’’ is the motto that this year the SeremI of Culture, Arts and Heritage dedicated to the celebration of the National Day of Musics and Chilean Musicians, which will be celebrated with various activities in four communes of the region, between Friday 4th and Saturday 12th of October.
The Seremi of Cultures, Constance Harvey, said that ‘’we wanted to raise not only the creative women, but also Valparaíso as a musical city. We want to join the creative cities of the world through Unesco, and that is why with these great collaborators, we are celebrating nine days, with 17 events and more than 110 artists that will be on stage in this great celebration of music, for which we want to invite everyone to participate, especially on the 12th in Plaza Sotomayor.’’
The program includes 17 activities that explore areas such as education, the music industry and artistic performances in Valparaíso, Viña del Mar Villa Alemana and Limache.
The main event will take place on Saturday 12th of October (21:00) with a great symphonic concert led by Marga Marga Orchestra, directed by Luis José Recart. The musical cast will be accompanied by 14 leading Chilean singers who will sing a selection of songs inspired by Valparaíso.
The artist that will participate in the concert are Francesca Ancarola, Paz Court, Cecilia Echeñique, Javiera Parra, Fran Straube, Denisse Malebrán, Maureen Marambio, Lucy Briceño, Magdalena Matthey, Pascuala Ilabaca, Arlette Jequier, Natalia Contesse, Elizabeth Morris y Natalia Vásquez.
During the show, the public will be able to listen to songs from the classic and new repertoire, such as “Joya del Pacífico”, “Valparaíso, Ay Rosa”, “Valparaíso eterno”, “Los cerros de Valparaíso”, “Las Torpederas” and “Amantes”, among others.
The show includes an overture of the group of composers Resonancia Femenina, as well as the participation of muralist Seco Sánchez, who will create a large scale digital graffiti that will be screened simultaneously on the facade of the Ministry of Cultures building (projection mapping).
Performance, City and Bohemia
The concert “Región de Músicas” will open the program on Friday 4th of October, in the Teatro Pompeya de Villa Alemana (Latorre 20). The show will begin at 7 p.m. and will be lead by famous artists and music groups of the region: Lakitas Matrisaya, Pascuala Ilabaca, Mora Lucay and Orquesta Andina, directed by Félix Cárdenas. The entry is free with bracelets given at the door.
Music will also be celebrated in Limache with the educational concert “La Pez Era” in Parque Brasil (Av. José Tomás Urmeneta con Ramón de la Cerda). The show of Peces Sexteto is a free musical concert, where families can enjoy listening to wind instruments such as the trumpet, trombone, saxophone, flugelhorn and sousaphone, accompanied by rhythmic drums. The activity will take place on October 6 at 7 p.m.
For those that love bohemia, rock and cueca, the invitation is to enjoy a tour of three emblematic bars of Valparaíso called “De boliche en boliche”, led by artists Damián Rodríguez, Adelaida y la agrupación Puerto Bohemio, during the 9, 10 and 11 of October. The circuit includes presentations in Civic Pub (Blanco 1273), El Rincón de las Guitarras (Friere 431) and the Cinzano restaurant (Aníbal Pinto 1882). The entry is free by order of arrival.
On Thursday, October 10, the terrace of the Ministry of Cultures will also open to music with the presentation of "Pocket Songs, Sunset", a series of intimate concerts that aim to contribute to the promotion of the creation and broadcasting of emerging musical content.
The activity promoted by the Extension Center of the Ministry of Cultures (Centex), will begin at 7 p.m. Among the artists presented in this version, there is the Buenos Aires group Javiera and Lavanda, Kinética (Emiliana Abril) and Niña Tormenta (Tiare Galaz). Those interested can withdraw their bracelets in advance in the institutional building (Sotomayor 233).
The billboard also includes musical presentations by the band “My favorite plan” for children at the Artequin Museum in Viña del Mar (Potrerillos Park 500). The concert will be held at 12 p.m. on Friday, October 11, and is free by order of arrival.
Education and Debate
On Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6, the activities will be held in the House of Culture of Limache (Palmira Romano Sur 340), where the Electronics Workshop for children will take place, which will be taught by the media artist Claudia González. The session, which will begin at 3.30 pm, will become an exploration and learning instance from the construction of audible frequency generating machines. Registration is free in the cultural center.
While in the Port City, the music forum “Institutionality and construction of sound roots from Valparaíso” will be developed, by the Women's Resonance group. This meeting proposes to reflect on the professionalization of music in university institutions, current issues and their projections.
The sessions will address three themes: composition, direction and research. The activities are free and will be held on Tuesday 8, Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 October, at the University of Valparaíso (Sala Rubén Darío, Blanco 1113); Federico Santa María University (Hall of Honor Casa Central, Av. Spain 1689); and the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (Hall of Honor Casa Central, Av. Brasil 2950). The schedule is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The Valparaíso Cultural Park (Jail 471) will also join the program of the Music Day with a body percussion workshop, run by the Kumba Company. The activity will be held on October 10, 11 and 12, between 4 pm and 7 pm, in the park’s esplanade. The objective of the workshop is to discover a new language of artistic expression through the body, from sounds and percussions. Admission is free.
The Seremi of Cultures has also wanted to contribute to the development of the “Valparaíso, Musical City” project, proposed by Unesco in June, in order to transform the port into a model city in the country's music industry. That is why, together with the Guild Association of the Music Industry of the Valparaíso Region (IMUVA), two free activities will be developed to address the various challenges and projections of the music industry.
On Monday, October 7, at 7:00 p.m., in the Musical Hub (Condell 1477, Valparaíso), the “Panel of success stories and challenges for innovation in the music sector” will be held, with the collaboration of the Center for CIMA and MUSTACH Autonomous Musical Research (Music Tech Association Chile). While on Tuesday 8, the invitation is to attend the "Working table for the revival of the musical offer in Valparaíso." The activity will take place at the same time and in the same place.
Chilean Music and Musicians Day is celebrated on October 4 in tribute to the birth of Violeta Parra. This year the Seremi of Cultures, Arts and Heritage has the support of the Guild Association of the Music Industry of the Region of Valparaíso (IMUVA), Corporation Valparaíso Creativo (CORFO), the Municipality of Valparaíso, Municipality of Viña del Mar, Municipality of Limache and Municipality of Villa Alemana; in addition to the Cultural Park of Valparaíso, Artequin Museum of Viña del Mar, and Federico Santa María University, University of Valparaíso, Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso and Metro Valparaíso.