Santander International Festival of Music and Dance

Santander International Festival of Music and Dance

July-August
Santander, a resort town in northern Spain on the Atlantic coast, is not only a popular summer vacation destination but also the home of an international music and dance festival that has been held there since 1951. The month-long festival offers symphonic, choral, and chamber music; recitals; classical and Spanish dance; and jazz. Although the programs are chosen more for their broad appeal than for their adventurousness, some of the great international ensembles of the world have performed at Santander. Events are held at the Festival Palace of Cantabria, which opened in 1991 opposite the Bay of Santander, as well as at various churches, monuments, and historic sites around the city.
CONTACTS:
Santander International Festival
Gamazo, s/n.
Santander, 39004 Spain
34-942-210-508; fax: 34-942-314-767
www.festival-int-santander.org
SOURCES:
GdWrldFest-1985, p. 163
IntlThFolk-1979, p. 341
MusFestEurBrit-1980, p. 137
MusFestWrld-1963, p. 169