The CaixaForum Barcelona hosts 1908-2008: 100 years of the Palau de la Música Catalana to celebrate the famous concert hall's centennial. The exhibition - which looks at the Palau's past, present and future - is accompanied by a concert cycle.
Located in the heart of Barcelona's old quarter, the Palau de la Música Catalana is a UNESCO heritage site, known for its stunning architectural design by Lluís Domènech i Montaner.
The building officially opened on 9 February 1908 and became the performing venue for the Orfeó Català (Catalan Choral Society). During its history it has welcomed performances from a wide spectrum of artists including Sergei Prokófiev, Igor Stravinsky and Ella Fitzgerald, Josep Carreras, Norah Jones and Woody Allen.
The exhibition at CaixaForum looks at all aspects of the Palau's last 100 years: from its breathtaking Modernist architecture and Catalan roots to its important role as an international music venue. The concert series aims to recreate former Palau performances from legends such as Sergei Rachmaninov, Arnold Schönberg, Maurice Ravel and Duke Ellington.