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TOURIST IN­FOR­MA­TION

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A se­ries of seven themed guides cov­er­ing Ali­cante prov­ince's di­verse land­scape - in­clud­ing the sea, moun­tains, wet­lands and for­est - are avail­able on­line at www.senderos­deal­i­cante.com The com­pre­hen­sive guides of­fer de­tails of walk­ing, cy­cling, un­der­wa­ter (for scuba divers) and climb­ing routes, beaches and ge­o­log­i­cal guides and tours of the prov­ince's salt his­tory. The cy­cling and walk­ing guides are avail­able in English, with the re­main­der only avail­able in Span­ish

SANTA BÁRBARA CAS­TLE

Open daily 10.00-19.00. Bank hol­i­days 10.00-14.00. Mon­days closed. Last lift up 18.30, and last lift down 18.45 En­try 3 eu­ros un­der fives, dis­abled and EU pen­sion­ers free

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ALI­CANTE MU­SEUM OF FINE ART (MUBAG)

Pala­cio Grav­ina at Calle Grav­ina, 13 near El Pos­tiguet beach. Open­ing hours from Septem­ber 1 to June 30: Tues­day to Sat­ur­day 10.0020.00 and Sun­days and bank hol­i­days from 10.00-14.00. July 1 to Au­gust 31: 11.00-21.00 and Sun­days and bank hol­i­days from 11.00-15.00. It is closed on Mon­days.

Per­ma­nent ex­hi­bi­tion: of paint­ings by Ali­cante painters. The ex­hi­bi­tion shows the evo­lu­tion of the re­gion's painters from the 19th cen­tury and in­cludes paint­ings such as 'La rada de Ali­cante' by Rafael Mon­león, nine mas­ter­pieces by Joaquín Sorolla, 'El Dux Foscani des­ti­tu­ido' by Ri­cardo Navar­rete, 'Re­posi­ción de Cristóbal Colón' by Fran­cisco Jover, 'Huér­fanos' by Fer­nando Cabr­era and 'La úl­tima bor­rasca' by He­liodoro Guil­lén

ALI­CANTE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MU­SEUM (MARQ)

Plaza Dr Gómez Ulla Tues­day to Fri­day from 10.0019.00, Satur­days from 10.00 to 20.30 and Sun­days and bank hol­i­days 10.00-14.00. Closed on Mon­days The also mu­seum of­fers a pro­gramme of guided tours through its base­ments al­low­ing visi­tors to dis­cover more than 30,000 un­seen ex­hibits. The tour takes place ev­ery Sat­ur­day at 18.30, lasts around one hour and is in Span­ish. Tick­ets for the tour cost €6

WHAT'S ON

Novem­ber 22: Magic of San­tana trib­ute tour at the Teatro Prin­ci­pal. Although this is a trib­ute act, the band’s two vo­cal­ists Alex Ligert­wood and Tony Lind­say have both paid their dues with the great man him­self. Ligert­wood was vo­cal­ist for San­tana from 1979-1994 and ap­pears on a num­ber of al­bums, in­clud­ing Ze­bop, Shango, and Be­yond Ap­pear­ances and Lind­say ap­peared on al­bums such as Mi­la­gro, Su­per­nat­u­ral, Shaman, Cer­e­mony and Food for Thought. Ligert­wood has also ap­peared with the Grate­ful Dead side project Go Ahead, Quick­sil­ver Mes­sen­ger Ser­vice lead gui­tarist John Cipol­lina, and the Av­er­age White Band amongst oth­ers, and Lind­say has recorded or per­formed with the likes of the O’Jays, Al Jar­reau, Steve Win­wood, Teddy Pen­der­grass, and Aretha Franklin. On this cur­rent tour the band will be play­ing tracks from clas­sic San­tana al­bums such as Abraxas, San­tana III, Moon­flower and Marathon. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion is avail­able from www.themagi­cof­san­tana.com

De­cem­ber 14: Kiev Bal­let per­form­ing Prokofiev’s adap­ta­tion of Wil­liam Shake­speare’s play Romeo and Juliet at the Teatro Prin­ci­pal. The bal­let fea­tures a cast of 40 dancers, in­clud­ing the soloists Yu­lia Ku­lik, Miè Nagazava and Stanislav Olschan­skiy in a pro­duc­tion chore­ographed by Va­nia Psota and directed by Ta­tiana Borovic. Tick­ets range from €20-€40

Un­til Jan­uary 2018: The Maya: mys­tery of the lost cities, ex­hi­bi­tion at Ali­cante archaeological mu­seum (MARQ) is a well-pre­sented, thought pro­vok­ing and in­for­ma­tive ex­hi­bi­tion that brings this an­cient world alive. Fill­ing three rooms that look at the cre­ation of the Mayan world, the splen­dour and col­lapse of Mayan cul­ture, and the ‚men and women of corn‘ ex­am­in­ing Mayan gods and deities. It presents a fas­ci­nat­ing in­sight into the world of this com­plex and ad­vanced group of peo­ple and their early knowl­edge of math­e­mat­ics, hi­ero­glyph­ics, their cal­en­dar sys­tem, medicines and art work. There are also a num­ber of videos ex­plain­ing Mayan day-to­day life. All in­for­ma­tion pan­els and ex­hibit la­belling are in English and Span­ish. The MARQ is sit­u­ated at Plaza Doc­tor Gómez Ulla, Ali­cante and is cur­rently open from Tues­day to Sat­ur­day from 10.00-14.00 and from 18.00-20.00 and Sun­days and pub­lic hol­i­days from 10.00-14.00. It is closed on Mon­days all year round. Check the mu­seum web­site at www.mar­qal­i­cante.com for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion. Gen­eral ad­mis­sion is €3

Un­til June 1: Ali­cante pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment au­di­to­rium (ADDA) sym­phonic sea­son. The sea­son en­ti­tled Poética (po­et­ics), fea­tures con­certs by pres­ti­gious in­ter­na­tional and na­tional or­ches­tras. Here is the sched­ule: De­cem­ber 5: Fes­ti­val Strings Lucerne cham­ber orches­tra directed by vi­o­lin soloist Re­naud Ca­puçon will give a pro­gramme fea­tur­ing Ser­e­nade for Strings in E mi­nor by El­gar, Vi­o­lin Con­certo No. 4 in D ma­jor by Mozart, Rondo for Vi­o­lin and Strings by Schu­bert, and Mozart’s 29th sym­phony De­cem­ber 22: In­stru­ments of Time and Truth with the Ox­ford Voices fea­tur­ing so­prano Rowan Pierce, counter-tenor Alex Chance, tenor Daniel Nor­man and bass Ni­cholas Mogg, directed by Ed­ward Hig­gin­bot­tom will per­form Han­del’s Mes­siah Jan­uary 6: The au­di­to­rium’s res­i­dent or­ches­tral project ADDA sym­phonic directed by Josep Vi­cent, with vi­o­lin soloist Vi­viane Hager, will give a Three Kings con­cert of Si­belius‘ Vi­o­lin Con­certo and Sym­phony No. 6 Pathé­tique by Tchaikovsky Jan­uary 18: Phil­har­mo­nia Zurich directed by Fabio Luisi and fea­tur­ing the pi­ano soloist Hélène Gri­maud will per­form the over­ture from Oberon by We­ber, Beethoven’s Pi­ano Con­certo No. 4, and Tchaikovsky’s 5th sym­phony Fe­bru­ary 16: Mari­in­sky The­atre Orches­tra directed by Valery Gérgiev with the pi­ano soloist Sergei Red­kin per­form Stravin­sky’s Sym­phony in Three Move­ments, Prokofiev’s Pi­ano Con­certo No. 3, and Mus­sorgsky’s Pic­tures at an Ex­hi­bi­tion March 20: Na­tional Orches­tra of Bel­gium directed by Hugh Wolff with pi­ano soloist Guillermo Pas­trana per­form Shostakovich’s Cello Con­certo No. 1, and Brahms‘ Sym­phony No. 1 April 13: The Gus­tav Mahler Ju­gen­dorch­ester (youth orches­tra) directed by Vladimir Jurowski per­form a pro­gramme com­pris­ing of Im­ages pour Orches­tra by De­bussy, and Sym­phony No. 8 in C mi­nor by Shostakovich May 4: Royal Stock­holm Phil­har­monic Orches­tra directed by Sakari Oramo with pi­ano soloist Niko­lai Lu­gan­ski per­form Ju­bi­late by Ben­jamin Staern, Pi­ano Con­certo No. 3 by Prokofiev, and Sym­phony No. 1 by Mahler May 20: Les Arts Va­len­cia com­mu­nity orches­tra directed by Hen­rik Nánási per­form a night of Wag­ner opera mu­sic June 1: Gali­cia sym­phony orches­tra directed by Dima Slo­bo­de­niouk with pi­ano soloist Igor Po­gore­lich per­form Rach­mani­noff’s Pi­ano Con­certo No. 2, and Tchaikovsky’s Sym­phony No. 4

Tick­ets for all con­certs range from €30 to €40, ex­cept Phil­har­mo­nia Zurich which are €40 to €50, and Mari­in­sky The­atre Orches­tra which are €40 to €60. All per­for­mances com­mence at 20.00, ex­cept the Les Arts Va­len­cia com­mu­nity orches­tra con­cert on May 20, which be­gins at 19.00. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion is avail­able from the ADDA web­site at www.diputa­cional­i­cante.es

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