Activities

CONFERENCES

12.08.2024 / 10:00 PM / Church of Sant Francesc (Montblanc)
Inaugural Manifesto – Kristian Herbolzheimer

Description:
Kristian Herbolzheimer is the Director of the Institut Català Internacional per la Pau and this year’s person responsible for reading the festival’s inaugural manifesto. This manifesto will be read a few minutes before the start of the festival’s first concert.

 

13.08.2024 / 6:00 PM / El Casalot (Santes Creus)
The Travels of Marco Polo – Manuel Forcano

Description:
The son of a family of Venetian merchants, Marco Polo left Europe with his father and uncle in 1271 to embark on a marvelous journey along the famous Silk Road to China, governed by the great Mongol emperor Kublai Khan. After a journey of twenty-four years across the Asian continent, he returned home and wrote down his adventures, which reflect the fabulous exoticism of an Orient still unknown and almost unreal. The result was his book  The Description of the World, popularly known as  The Book of Marvels, which amazed his listeners and readers. His descriptions managed to take root in the European imagination with a force that, after seven centuries, has endured to this day. Manuel Forcano will bring us closer to the book and the travels of Marco Polo.

 

17.08.2024 / 6:00 PM / El Casalot (Santes Creus)
Breaking the Silence, Weaving Solutions – Marta Segarra and Elisabeth Baldor

Description:
It is undeniable that living in a monastery under the precepts of a strict rule and a very marked hierarchy makes coexistence a fundamental pillar of the community’s daily life. But it is inevitable that, over time, conflicts arise. Monastic life had to coexist with various political contexts and a great variety of sensitivities among its members. This is why we often wonder how all these situations were managed. Through some anecdotes that have reached us to this day, we will try to reflect on what disturbed the daily life of the monks of Santes Creus and how it was resolved to return to an environment of harmony and coexistence.

 

18.08.2024 / 6:00 PM /
El Casalot (Santes Creus)  Slavery – Gustau Nerín

Description:
Gustau Nerín is an anthropologist and historian specializing in the study of Spanish colonialism in Africa. He has been a professor at the National University of Equatorial Guinea, at the Associated Center of the UNED in Bata, at the University of Montpellier, and at Pompeu Fabra University. He is currently a senior lecturer in the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Barcelona and a member of the GESA-Group for the Study of African Societies. He has published, among others,  A Civil Guard in the Jungle  (La Campana, 2006),  The War That Came from Africa: Spain Colonized  (Crítica, 2005),  The Anthropologist in the Pot  (La Campana, 2008),  The Last Jungle of Spain(Los Libros de la Catarata, 2010),  Good White Seeks Poor Black  (La Campana and Roca Editorial, 2011) and  Traffickers of Souls. Spanish Slave Traders in Africa  (Pòrtic, 2015, Carles Rahola Prize). In 2019, he curated the exhibition  Guinea: Colonial Francoism, organized by Memorial Democràtic, and this year at the festival, he will present us with an accurate portrayal of the relationship between Catalonia and slavery.

Conferences supported by IEMed

 

GUIDED TOURS OF SANTES CREUS

Discover the Royal Monastery of Santes Creus through guided tours of this monument!

Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 11:00 AM in Catalan Every Wednesday and Sunday at 11:00 AM in Spanish

DURATION:  90 minutes

It is necessary to register in advance at  reservasmonuments.acdpc@gencat.cat  or by phone at 977 63 85 56.

 

GUIDED TOURS OF MONTBLANC

Discover the town of Montblanc through group or private guided tours!

If you have a ticket for any of the concerts of the Jordi Savall Festival, you will enjoy a 50% discount on the guided tour price.

Book here:  https://www.montblancmedieval.cat/que-fer/visites-guiades

 

GUIDED TOURS OF POBLET

Want to visit the Royal Monastery of Poblet? We offer you the possibility of taking a guided tour!

Every day from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM and from 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Book your ticket here:  www.poblet.cat  /  visita@poblet.cat  or by phone at 977 870 089

 

VISIT VALLS

Everything you need to know about the city of Valls can be found here: https://blog.visitavalls.cat/

If you want to make the most of your weekend in Valls, don’t miss our recommendations: https://www.valls.cat/que-visitar-aquest-cap-de-setmana

One of the most iconic places in Valls is the Casteller Museum: https://museucasteller.cat/

 

GUIDED AND EXCLUSIVE TOURS

Would you like us to organize your stay at the Jordi Savall Festival and arrange private and exclusive tours to the main places of interest in the region?

Contact us at:  mestres@viatgesmestres.com  or by phone at +34 977 600 808

ORGANIZERS

Fundació Centre Internacional de Música Antiga

WITH THE SUPPORT OF

INSTITUTIONS

Generalitat de Catalunya Departament de Cultura
INAEM
Diputació de Tarragona
Ajuntament de Montblanc
IEMed
Consell Comarcal de la Conca de Barberà
Region Occitanie
EFFEA EFA

COMPANIES

SABA
Domenio Wines
CC Valls
Events
SAS
UPRA SL

PATRON

Sabadell Fundació
Fundació Martí l´Humà
Fleur d´Epee Produktions
Amics de la Fundació
Domenys

IN COLLABORATION WITH

Ajuntament d´aiguamurcia
Monestir de Poblet
Trias
Sit&B
HOTEL HOSTATGERIA
Viatges Mestres
Arxiu Santescreus

COLLABORATING MEDIA

Diari ARA
Diari de Tarragona
Catalunya Ràdio
Catalunya Música
Dia del Mediterráneo

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

Rina Ota
Escola de Música EL MUSICAL
L’Abadia de Santes Creus