The festival will offer open air concerts in emblematic places and digital activities.
The Commonwealth of Territorio Sierra Espuña and Early Music Project have confirmed the celebration of ECOS Festival in the 2020’s edition, adapting the programming to the requirements coming from the health public institutions. The details of the program will be published the first week of July.
The connection between early music and heritage will be the ‘leit motiv’ of the digital activities, that will be developed around the history and artistic legacy in the six municipalities of Sierra Espuña: Aledo, Alhama de Murcia, Librilla, Mula, Pliego y Totana, as well as the turistic posibilities that this natural environment offers. This enterprise will include the interaction with local entities and young musicians specialized in early music that usually colaborate with the festival.
ECOS Festival has been recently selected to be part of the European Early Music Network (REMA Résau Européen de Musique Ancienne), that reunites the most important festivals of the international panorama. It was defined by Albert Edelman, president of REMA, like “a young festival with innovative ideas, essential for the cultural development of european regions”.
The international delegation of festivals will visit us during the festival within the framework of ECOStalks, in a telematic way, with talks and debates regarding new concert formats and the posibilities of enhancing the cultural heritage and to boost the high quality tourism through early music.
The support and impulse to emergent musical ensembles is still one of the pilars of the ECOS Festival, that organizes every year the ECOS LAB thanks to the support of the University of Murcia and INAEM. This residences program has attracted every year to Sierra Espuña Young ensembles specialized in the historical performance of the music with the objective of bringing them tools to begin their musical career and to experiment around new concert formats.
Although this year the residences program has to be postponed, the ECOS Festival has organized a contest with musical videos that link music and architectural heritage, as well as a serie of digital formative activities so the musicians can develope their artistic project and be succesful in the national and international musical industry.
ECOS Festival of Early Music in Sierra Espuña is possible thanks to the organization of Territory Sierra Espuña, University of Murcia and the Association Early Music Project, in coordination with the town hall of Aledo, Alhama de Murcia, Librilla, Mula, Pliego y Totana; the festival is supported by INAEM, Acción Cultural Española AC/E, Región de Murcia, Instituto de Industrias Culturales y de las Artes, Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, Conservatorio de Música de Murcia; and the sponsorship of Obra Social ‘La Caixa’, Coato, Autocares Espuña 2.0, Hotel Jardines de La Santa and Juan Gil Bodegas Familiares.
NOEME – Network of Early Music Ensembles
Parque Regional de Sierra Espuña
Fundación La Santa de Totana
Museo Arqueológico Los Baños de Alhama de Murcia
Museo Ciudad de Mula
Museo de Arte Ibérico El Cigarralejo de Mula
Asociación de Amigos del Museo del Cigarralejo
Asociación La Noche en Vela de Aledo
Parroquia Santa María ‘La Real’ de Aledo
Parroquia de San Bartolomé de Librilla
Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol de Pliego
Parroquia Santiago ‘El Mayor’ de Totana
Monasterio de La Encarnación de Mula