Modernist Nights allow to know the musical styles

Entering Casa Navàs is like leaping back in time to learn about the day-to-day life of the bourgeoisie at the beginning of the 20th century. Now, Casa Navàs wants to go one step further by giving visitors the opportunity to put themselves in the shoes of the people from Reus of the last century with the ‘Nits Modernistes’ (Modernist Nights). In addition to the guided tour, the initiative also allows visitors to discover what kind of music they heard at the time while tasting a standing dinner in the emblematic Navàs Blasco shop.

Between 1900 and 1930, it was customary to go to the theatre to see works performed for violin and piano by the best-known Catalan composers of the time. At the end of the concert, people went to fashionable bars, where the atmosphere was more festive and offered music with the most popular and modern rhythms. These two blocks are what we will hear in the proposal presented by Garbuix Duet (Albert Galcerà and Albert Carbonell). A first part with works by Frederic Mompou, Manuel de Blancafort, Enric Morera, Enric Granados, Eduard Toldrà … composers and creators of the Catalan musical modernism; and a second part with French tunes for violin and accordion, Argentinean Tangos, Boleros and Swings …

The ‘Nits Modernistes’ (Modernist Nights) will begin on 8th November and will last until 27th December. They will be held on Fridays at 8 pm and  will cost €39. The experience will begin with a guided tour of the entire Casa Navàs, ending at the shop where the dinner concert will take place. The dinner will be provided by Cal Borrull and will be paired with the white and red wine ‘Secretos de Mar’ by Clos Galena. This winery with international prestige continues to be committed to collaborating with Casa Navàs after the success achieved with the Premium Visits – guided visit and wine and vermouth tasting on the terrace – this August and September. In order to achieve a more authentic evening, all visitors are recommended to come dressed in etiquette.

October 30, 2019