Pamplona Music

Basques are widely considered to be amongst Spain's most musical people, and the city and people of Pamplona, which is largely Basque in character, certainly don't disappoint. Learn more about: Basque music

Pamplona boasts top-notch venues, such as the Teatro Gayarre and the El Baluarte auditorium, not to mention diverse and highly-acclaimed musical groups based right in the city.

La Pamplonesa
(Municipal Band)

Founded in 1919, La Pamplonesa is Pamplona's municipal music band and plays a major role in all the city's official acts and festivals, not to mention an active schedule of concerts to the city's delight. Each year it helps welcome the Three Wise Men in the parade on January 5th, sets the mood for Holy Week and, of course, keeps things lively and festive during Los Sanfermines. Track La Pamplonesa down and enjoy music ranging from traditional to contemporary.

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Agrupación Coral de Cámara de Pamplona
(Chamber Choir Group of Pamplona)

The Agrupación Coral de Cámara de Pamplona, Pamplona's award-winning choral group, was originally founded in 1946 to perform 15th, 16th and 17th century music. Nowadays, however, the group travels the world and includes all sorts of vocal music.

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Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra
(Symphonic Orchestra of Navarra)

Pamplona is home to Navarra's symphonic orchestra, oen of the oldest orchestras still active in Spain. Founded by Pablo Sarasate in 1879, it showcases composers from Navarra, but doesn't hesitate to entertain Pamplona with the works of composers from around the world. The Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra generally plays in the El Baluarte auditorium.

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Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi
(Basque National Symphonic Orchestra)

While it's not based exclusively in Pamplona, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi spends quite a bit of its schedule playing in Pamplona. Created in 1982 as an initiative of the Basque government's Department of Culture, it's one of the Basque Country's most popular classical music groups and, like the Agrupación Coral de Cámara de Pamplona and the Orquesta Sinfónica, embarks on international tours, participates in festivals and more.

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