If you are looking for something to do on a Monday evening in July, the highly acclaimed JONC (National Youth Orchestra of Catalonia) will perform Beethoven’s symphony no. 9, Mahler’s symphony no. 10 and ‘March of the Priests’ from ‘The Magic Flute’ at Barcelona’s spectacular art nouveau Palau de la Música on the 11th of July.

The National Youth Orchestra of Catalonia (JONC) was founded in 1993 as JOSC (Jove Orquestra Simfònica de Catalunya), bringing together some of the finest young musical talent in the region. In 1999 it changed its name to JONC and the JONC Foundation was created in order to manage the increasing number of projects that were taking place within the orchestra.

As well as providing young Catalan musicians with high level orchestral training, JONC also collaborates actively in finding them work and attracting new audiences.

There are three different orchestras within the National Youth Orchestra of Catalonia Foundation. The JONC Alevins is for young musicians up to 18 years old. La JONC admits musicians up to 25 years old and its main goal is to provide an integral orchestral training. La JONC Filharmonia realises JONC’s artistic and educational aims through professional performances, with the aim of providing post academic training and transitioning musicians into their professional life.

JONC orchestras participate in many important Catalan festivals under the expert advice of conductors such as Josep Pons, Guy van Waas, Lutz Köhler, Salvador Mas, Ernest Martínez-Izquierdo, Jordi Mora, Paul Goodwin, Andrew Parrott, Antoni Ros-Marbà, Edmon Colomer and Karl Anton Rickenbacher.
The performance starts at 9pm and lasts approximately 2 hours. Tickets cost €20 and can be purchased online.

This is a wonderful chance to enjoy a professional classical performance in the atmospheric Palau de la Musica as well as to support the JONC and its development of new musical talent in Catalunya.

Find out more: http://www.palaumusica.cat/