Jazz Up Your Summer In Musical Mallorca
On A Classic Escape With Mallorca Farmhouses
For culture vultures and concert goers wanting to enjoy a summer of sweet music, Mallorca has a rich classical musical heritage which harks back to Frederic Chopin, who regularly visited the island. Today, the classical music scene is flourishing, with venues such as the Palma Auditorium and Palma's Teatre Principal providing a varied programme of events within the island’s capital alone. Mallorca also has a thriving jazz music scene, with a variety of festivals taking place during the summer.
Accommodation specialist Mallorca Farmhouses offers a selection of beautiful villas, farmhouses and country cottages, providing the perfect base for those wanting to make the most of the events and festivals taking place across the island. This summer’s musical programme includes:
Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival: 3 - 5 May
The only smooth jazz festival in the European Mediterranean, this unique festival takes place in Sa Coma, on the east coast of Mallorca. This year’s line up features some of the greatest international stars of the contemporary and smooth jazz scene, including Canadian saxophonist Darren Rahn and New York jazz guitarist Matt Marshak.
Stay: Casa Baskings is a new, three-bedroom villa located in a quiet area and within a few minutes’ walk to the picturesque fishing village of Porto Petro. Available the week commencing 4 May from £980 per week (saving £109), sleeping six.
Cala d'Or International Jazz Festival: 28 May - 5 June
One of the island’s most important cultural events, this jazz festival has become increasing popular over the years, attracting a considerable number of internationally recognised performers, including the Ballroom Rockets, La Cubana and Steve Yocum New Orleans All Stars.
Stay: Can Jaume is a modern, four-bedroom villa in Cala d'Or, located close to the international yacht marina, Cala d'Or tennis club and a choice of restaurants and bars. Available the week commencing 25 May from £1,903 per week, sleeping eight.
Chopin Festival: 4 – 25 August
This longstanding festival is held each year at the Monastery of Valldemossa, where the composer and pianist used to live with George Sand during his time on the island. The programme of events takes place each Sunday in August and consists mainly of the works of Chopin, as well as other renowned musicians and young new talent.
Stay: Annabelle is a four-bedroom villa located on the outskirts of the picturesque mountain village of Valldemossa, affording far reaching views towards the sea. Available the week commencing 3 August from £3,245 per week, sleeping six.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2013, each of Mallorca Farmhouses’ properties come with a private pool, maid service and starter pack, and nearly all have complimentary wi-fi.
For further information and bookings, contact Mallorca Farmhouses on 0845 800 8080 or visit www.mallorca.co.uk.
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