This edition seeks to bring to light the fascinating relationship between musical thought and scientific reasoning. Numbers, symmetry, proportions, natural forces and cosmic dynamics have been the source of inspiration for great composers throughout the centuries.
It all started in ancient Greece where, in the early 6th century BCE beliefs that greatly influenced musical thought appeared: music was not only strongly related to science, but was in itself science. In the 18th century, modern thought modified this relationship. Nevertheless, to this day the dialogue between both disciplines continues to be prolific, creative, and fascinating.
Bach's music invites listeners to delve into a world where symmetry, polyphonic artifice, and technical mastery transform into a celestial, universal and divine work.
Following the tradition of the Festival, the featured artists are world-renowned soloists or groups who have stood out for their specialized or innovative interpretation of the selected repertoire. This is the case of the Philharmonia Orchestra, based in London and founded in 1945. .
The Festival will offer activities related to different aspects of the central theme, including concerts that explore the harmonic relationship between musical order and the order of the planets, technological projects where music and images interact, lectures on subjects such as music and mathematics, conversations about specific works in the program, and many more.