If you’re lucky enough to be studying at the prestigious Berklee Valencia campus, then the likelihood is that you will be on the lookout for the very best classical music the city has to offer during your time there. For over 70 years, the college has been preparing young musicians and students alike for a career in the contemporary music industry and a big part of this is attending live music in and around Valencia and learning all there is to know about live classic music.
Staying on top of every music event in the city can be tricky at times, especially when have other commitments such as work and your studies to consider. For this reason, the Collegiate team has put together this great guide to the best music events Valencia has to offer during the 2018/19 academic year.
Flamenco in Valencia
When it comes to classic music that is quintessentially Spanish, you will struggle to find a genre more perfect than Flamenco. The genre is still loved across the country and particularly in Valencia, where venues such as La Buleria regularly put on live music events for attendees of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy. The very best Flamenco artists perform here, so be sure to head to see this fantastic spectacle should you be looking for music events with a strong Spanish feel.
You can also see this type of music concert being performed at venues such as Radio City VLC and Café Del Duende. Why not see which performances are up and coming by visiting the Valencia City Guide where you can find contact details and information about all the acts.
Opera season in Valencia
If you would like to sample some of the stunning Opera that takes place in Valencia, then we recommend you check out the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia. This is sometimes referred to as the Opera Valencia and is just as impressive to admire from an architectural point of view as it is when attending one of the many classic musical concerts that take place within. Just click here to see exactly what this fantastic venue in the heart of the city has planned.
Jazz concerts in Valencia
One of the great things about Valencia, is that there are often free musical events going on across the city that you just stumble upon. For instance, the trendy neighbourhoods of Benimaclet often have jazz performances running throughout the day and night, particularly during the summer months. The Circuit de les Arts, which is part of the renowned Festival de les Arts also hosts international bands and DJs, should you me looking for something a bit more modern and contemporary.
The Valencia Jazz Festival also takes place at the Palau de la Musica every June and July. Legends such as Pat Metheny and Al di Meolo tends to headline this ever popular festival, regarded as one of the city’s premier music events. There are free concerts held in the gardens as well as jam sessions and all manner of food and drink available, making it perfect for the city’s growing student population.
Music festivals in Valencia
If classical music, jazz or flamenco isn’t really your scene and you are looking for something a bit more modern, then you may wish to look into some of the great music festivals in the city. Benacassim, the world famous festival which attracts the biggest names in international pop and dance, is held on the outskirts of the city in Castello and there are also events such as the following which could well be worth you checking out:
- Festival De Las Artes
- Gay Pride in Valencia
- Iberia Festival Valencia
- Medusa Sun Beach Valencia
- Leyendas del Rock Festival Valencia
- Arenal Sound Festival Valencia
- IBOGA Music Summer Festival Valencia
Luxury student accommodation in Valencia
If you are planning to study in Valencia or are perhaps doing some research on the best places to study during the forthcoming academic year, our guide to being a student in the city may well inform your decision. With so much to offer the modern student, you may not be aware of the opportunities that exist in Spain’s third biggest city and our universities are of the very highest calibre, so be sure to have a read through of our guides to what could be the ideal location for your degree!
Should you make this wise decision, we have luxury student accommodation available in the heart of Valencia. Marina Real, part of our Prestige Collection, has a private gym and pool, a library, solariums and much more and is surely one of the finest student residences you will find anywhere in the region. Click here to find out more or feel free to give our friendly team a call on +34 96 047 1364.