The concerts of the first edition will be held on December 6 and 7 in the Río Selmo room and in the Castillo de los Templarios
The Ponferrada City Council and the Ponferrada Ancient Music association present the
festival Fema Pons Ferrata, which will celebrate its first edition during the days
December 6th and 7th. Musicians and speakers of international stature will meet at an event that will take place in the
Rio Selmo room and in the
Cellar of the Palace of the Castle of the Templars.
In this sense, one of the objectives of the contest is the
enhancement of the historic buildings of the municipality, through the
fusion of ancient music and architectural heritage. For this reason, for subsequent editions, the venue for the cycle will be itinerant, with concerts, lectures, exhibitions and courses in different locations in the city. As the organizers advanced,
the second edition will be held between April 11 and 13, 2022.
This first edition will start on December 6 at 7:00 p.m. with the
educational concert ‘Historical wind and string instruments: technical and constructive evolution’, by
Abelardo Martín and Valle González, that will sprinkle your conference with audiovisual aids and live music. Then the
Trio Pons Ferrata will offer a
concert with baroque repertoire, which will close the presentation day. Attendance at the event is free, upon collection of the invitation at the Bergidum Theater box office and one hour before the concert in the Río Selmo room.
The next day, at the same time, the activities will be transferred to the
Castle of the Templars, where the closing concert of the festival will take place by the
harpist Manuel Vilas. With the title ‘Go to party and dance! Dances and entertainment for saraos, taverns and palaces (Spain, 16th-17th centuries) ‘, Vilas
explore the palatial music of the Spanish Renaissance in a concert that will have a didactic and interactive dynamic. Tickets for this concert, at the price of five euros, can be purchased at the fortress box office, although there is also the possibility of reserving seats in advance, by contacting the Castle in advance, by phone or by email.
The festival takes place under the
technical direction of Manuel Alejandre and with him
sponsorship of the Ponferrada Department of Culture. In addition, the Bergidum Municipal Theater and the Templar Castle collaborate in the event.