In the past years Mallorca has become a promising venue for concerts and a famous destination for select international artists to visit and perform live. Throughout the year (especially during summers), Mallorca’s Town Halls organize concerts for festivals, where they usually invite world class performers. For a huge crowd mostly during festivals, presentations are held in auditoriums, theatres and towns’ squares, while cafés, clubs and bars are the more intimate venue to enjoy music.
Rather perfect weather, magnificent backdrop, majestic venues and skilled musicians, Mallorca house everything to compliment a wonderful classical music experience. If you are a classical music aficionado, you must know that there are some classical music festivals held in the island annually. Every august, the Monastery of Valldemossa host the Chopin Festival that features performances by promising musicians and celebrated classical artists. There are also four classical music concerts held around the weekends of September and October in the chapel of Santa Caterina d’Alexandria, in the port of Soller. Plus an international Classical Music Festival is held in the town of Pollença, in the Santo Domingo Cloister.
Do you want to see Jazz music live before your very eyes? Visit Mallorca, where numerous Jazz Festivals throughout the year (especially in summer) are presented. The island also home some excellent Jazz musicians, as a result many venues in the island are available to listen incredible live Jazz music. The best jazz clubs/bars are the following: Blue Jazz Club on the Hotel Saratoga’s top floor in the old town near Avenue Jaime III, Bluesville Bar in La Llonja, behind the Passeig Born and Jazz Voyeur Club in La Lonja.
Traditional Folk Music
If you want to know about a place’s culture and background, you should try to listen to their traditional folk music. Although Mallorca’s music scene today has emerged into a more cosmopolitan, international trend, it still boats its traditional allure. Throughout the island, Mallorca’s traditional folk music and dance is still performed with matching traditional dress. If you want to watch excellent traditional presentations, you shouldn’t miss San Pedro’s Andratx Festivals from mid-June to mid-July. Street parties, traditional folk dance and music, open-air cinema and fireworks are some of the things the small town of Andratx offer during the festival.