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Classical music in four Madrid metro stations from October 1

The Community of Madrid launches a pilot project to bring musical culture closer to users of the Madrid metro, as announced this Friday by the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, David Pérez.

He explained that as of this Saturday, coinciding with the celebration of International Music Day, the public address system of the stations Opera (lines 2 and 5), Sevilla (L2), Tribunal (L1 and 10) and Four ways (L1, 2 and 6) will broadcast a repertoire of classical instrumental pieces performed by the Orchestra and Choir of the Community of Madrid (Orcam).

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He also stated that about 200,000 travelers use daily these four Metro stops where this background music is now started on public transport throughout the train service schedule.

Pérez made these statements during his visit today to the Seville station to see this initiative first-hand. The event featured a live performance of a fragment of Nighttime Music from the Streets of Madrid, by Luigi Boccherinian Italian composer who worked for the Spanish Court from 1770 to 1805. With this project, he said, the company continues to bet on its commitment to the dissemination of culture.

In total, more than 60 pieces of musicbelonging to a selection of popular works such as El sombrero de tres picos, by Manuel de Falla, La verbena de la Paloma, by Tomás Bretón, or La Gran Vía, by Federico Chueca and Joaquín Valverde.

Since its inception, the Madrid underground has had a close relationship with culture and music, according to Pérez, who pointed out that its facilities “have been a source of inspiration and setting for many of its professionals. Its corridors have marked the beginning of multiple careers and have hosted concerts by great artists, such as the singer Raphael”.

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On the other hand, he added, the Community of Madrid has at the disposal of musicians between 14 and 30 years of age, and completely free of charge, the metronome center. This space, equipped with ten rehearsal rooms and a recording studio, is located in a building near Atocha station, which these young people can use.

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