Music and Philosophy
30 June: XVI Week of Music and XII Music-Philosophy Gathering
"Difference and Repetition", a theme that brings musicians and thinkers together in Ronda
Francis Wolff, José Luis Pardo y Benet Casablancas Domingo, among others, are guest speakers at the XII Music-Philosophy Gathering, 'Difference and Repetition'.
The XVI Week of Music brings to Ronda the premier of Steve Reich's Triple Quartet, performed by the Symphony Orchestra of Aljarafe; a flamenco recital by Rocío Márquez; the pianist Diego Fernández Magdaleno; and the duo formed by Erwin Grafe y Antonio Enzan Olías.
The Elementary Music Conservatory of Ramón Corrales opens the Week of Music at the Real Maestranza de Caballería's Riding School Arena stage.

Five concerts are programmed for the XVI Ronda Music Week. On Tuesday 30 June, 2015, the inauguration of the event will be performed by The Elementary Music Conservatory of Ramón Corrales, under the title 'Prelude of Young Performers', offering in the Riding School Arena at Real Maestranza de Caballería de Ronda a repertoire suitable for family audiences. These young musicians will give a concert before a large audience and in a professional setting, a challenge that will demonstrate their ability and talent.

On the night of Wednesday 1 July, on the same stage, the String Section of the Symphony Orchestra of Aljarafe, under the direction of Pedro Vázquez Marín, will perform the Spanish premiere of the Triple Quartet by Steve Reich, together with works by Anton Webern and Philip Glass.

On Thursday 2 July, the pianist Diego Fernández Magdaleno, National Prize Winner for Music in 2010, will perform in the Library of the Real Maestranza de Caballería the concert 'Difference and Repetition', a set full of contrasts in which a contemporary style is used to reflect on musical elements from other eras.

On Friday 3, again in the Library, the vocalist Rocío Márquez, winner of the Lámpara Minera Award from the International Festival of La Unión, will perform a flamenco recital, taking a journey through various styles of singing: malagueñas, guajiras, tangos, fandangos, etc.

The closing of the event on Saturday 4 July will be performed by the duo of Erwin Grafe y Antonio Enzan Olías, with 'Musical Journey to the East', a voyage to Asia through melodies and traditional instruments.

'Difference and Repetition', an analysis of musical creation and contemporary thought

The XII Music-Philosophy Gathering will bring together thinkers and creators to discuss from a multidisciplinary perspective their thoughts on fundamental concepts in the musical creative process: equality, contrast, similarity, analogy, opposition, etc. A series of lectures under the theme 'Difference and Repetition', looking at the nearly fifty years since the publication of the eponymous book by French philosopher Gilles Deleuze.

Accordingly, from the 2-4 of July in the Grading Salon of the Real Maestranza de Caballería of Ronda, the philosophers Víctor Gómez Pin, Javier Echeverría, José Luís Pardo, Francis Wolff, Francisco Jarauta y Gotzon Arrizabalaga are scheduled to appear, together with the composers José María Sánchez-Verdú, Benet Casablancas Domingo, Mauricio Sotelo y Tomás Marco.

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Ticket sales: to be purchased at the Ticket Office in the Plaza de Toros of Real Maestranza de Caballería, and the Casa de la Cultura of the City Council of Ronda, from Monday 1 June, 2015. Reduced entrance for students, pensioners and unemployed.

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