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Raimat / Lleida_Spain

Raimat Arts Festival 2024

Discover the Raimat Arts Festival (RAF), a multisensory artistic experience that summons classical music to transform and enrich the community of Raimat and Lleida. Every October, coinciding with the end of Raimat’s grape harvest, the RAF offers an extraordinary celebration that integrates music, gastronomy, wine, and art, enhancing the landscape and legacy of the region.

The RAF is proud to be the world’s first Water Positive event, as a result of its environmental impact, giving back to the planet more water than it consumes. This annual meeting not only promotes solidarity and global connection but also shares fraternal ties with the Napa Valley sister festival, creating a meeting point for art enthusiasts from around the world.

THE 3RD EDITION IS PRESENTED ON JUNE 3

The Artists

Keiran Campbell

Keiran Campbell, passionate about the cello since his childhood in North Carolina, educated at Juilliard, now joins the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra in Toronto, standing out as a soloist and educator, supported by the Ontario Arts Council.

Casals Quartet

Founded in 1997, the Casals Quartet has established itself after winning competitions in London and Hamburg and performing in globally renowned halls. It will celebrate its 25th Anniversary with Bach and has an outstanding discography with Harmonia Mundi, including the complete Beethoven quartets.

Forma Antiqva

Led by the Zapico Brothers, Daniel and Pablo since 1999, Pablo Zapico, a virtuoso of the theorbo and baroque guitar, with studies at ESMuC and a master’s degree in Musicology, is recognized for his album “Au monde”. Daniel Zapico, a master of the archlute, has collaborated with renowned ensembles and orchestras, honored for his cultural and pedagogical contribution.

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October 2024

Festival program

Friday, October 4

4 PM
Masterclass by Keiran Campbell
Conservatory of Lleida

Masterclass taught by Keiran Campbell.

7 PM
Benefit Gala Dinner*
Seu Vella de Lleida​

Gala Dinner in aid of the Raimat Lleida Community Foundation at Seu Vella.

Performance by cellist Keiran Campbell, presentation of the Raimat Lleida Community Foundation projects.

*Private act by invitation.

For more information: hola@fundacioraimatlleida.org

Saturday, October 5

10 AM to 2 PM.
“Bach at RAF” with Keiran Campbell

10h - Raimat town square
12h - Raimat LAB, Castell de Raymat
14h - Vineyards of Raimat

Cellist Keiran Campbell will play Bach’s 3 Cello Suites at different locations in Raimat. Performance by the harpist of Lleida Berta Puigdemasa in the centenary Church of the Sacred Heart of Raimat. Limited capacity. Send email to RSVP to festival@raimatartsfestival.org Free activity

Starting 7 PM
Cocktail-dinner "Taste of Lleida"

8 PM
Casals Quartet Concert
Raimat Cellars

The highlight of the festival will take place at night at Raimat Cellars, with the performance of the Casals Quartet.

Before and after the concert, we will enjoy the cocktail-dinner “Taste of Lleida,” with a tasting of more than 30 local producers.

Ticket cost: 100€

Special rates for residents in Raimat Send mail to: festival@raimatartsfestival.org

Sunday, October 6

10 AM to 2 PM.
“Bach at RAF” with Keiran Campbell

10h - Parque Reguant, Raimat town
12h - Raimat cellars
16h - Casa de la Vila, Raimat town

Cellist Keiran Campbell will play Bach’s 3 Cello Suites at different locations in Raimat. Performance by the harpist of Lleida Berta Puigdemasa in the centenary Church of the Sacred Heart of Raimat. Limited capacity. Send email to RSVP to festival@raimatartsfestival.org Free activity

From 5 PM
Forma Antiqva Concert at the Sacred Heart Church of Raimat

Performance by Forma Antiqva, a prominent baroque music ensemble at the century-old Sacred Heart Church of Raimat. Limited capacity. At the end, a snack will be offered for attendees.

Price: 5€

What is the Taste of Lleida?

The Taste of Lleida is a showcase of kilometer 0 Lleida products, which will precede and follow the Raimat Arts Festival concert at the Raimat winery on the evening of Saturday, October 5. The Taste of Lleida presents a sample of Lleida gastronomy, with more than thirty local producers.

Ilersis-BO by Shalom will prepare and serve attendees a cocktail-dinner with more than thirty different tastings before, during the intermission, and after the main concert of the Raimat Arts Festival.

How to get there

Friday,
October 4

La Seu Vella
25002 Lleida

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Saturday,
October 5

Raimat Cellars
(Village and evening concert)

Passeig Manuel Raventós Domènech, s/n
25111 Raimat, Lleida

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Sunday,
October 6

Raimat Cellars
(Village)

Passeig Manuel Raventós Domènech, s/n
25111 Raimat, Lleida
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Car

1:40h Zaragoza – Lleida

2h Barcelona – Lleida

5h Madrid – Lleida

Train Madrid – Lleida: 2 hours by AVE (High Speed) Long Distance
Barcelona – Lleida: 1 hour by AVE
Zaragoza – Lleida: 40 min. by AVE

It is a 10-minute drive from the AVE train station to the Parador. From the Parador to Raimat Cellars is a 20-minute drive.

Plan your visit

The events included in the Raimat Arts Festival will take place in different locations.

Practical information

For your convenience, festival attendees on Saturday and Sunday can park their vehicle inside the Raimat Cellars.

Smoking is not permitted, nor is access to any of the festival sites with food or drink from outside.

Minors under 19 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or other authorised adult. When passing through the ticket office, they must present the child access form. To enter the festival, they must be at least 10 years old.

Advantages for groups

Born or registered in Raimat: 70% discount on the concert and dinner on Saturday night at Raimat Cellars. Tickets for 30€. Send an email with a photo of your ID to festival@raimatartsfestival.org

Groups of vulnerable people from Apropa Cultura, through their website:www.apropacultura.org

We offer special rates to young people who have turned 18 with the Ministry’s Cultural Bonus and young people from 18 to 30 years old affiliated with Cultura Jove of the Generalitat de Catalunya.

Who we are

Founder and General Manager: Elena de Carandini

President of the Raimat Community Foundation Lleida and CEO of Castell de Raymat.

Artistic director Joan Plana

Joan Plana, a renowned violinist with a career spanning modern and baroque violin globally and a former Sorigué Foundation fellow, currently resides in Manhattan and has been praised for his virtuosity by media such as The New York Times or the Yorkshire Post.

International Advisory Council

Robin y Michelle Baggett, Chairman Festival Napa Valley, Executive Director Alpha Omega Foundation
Annamari Basora, Advisor of Alliances and Patronage
Raphael Bemporad, founding partner of BBMG and expert in uniting branding, sustainability, and innovation.
Charles Letourneau, Vice President and Artistic Director of the Napa Valley Festival
Ángel Díaz, President of ALS and expert in Visitor Economy
Elena Foguet, Business Director at Value Retail / La Roca Village / Las Rozas Village
Yasmina Vilagrasa, Vice President of the Raimat Lleida Community Foundation and partner at Julio Vilagrasa and Associates

Executive Team

Responsable Prensa Local y Gastronomía: Rafa Gimena, trustee of the Raimat Lleida Community Foundation, journalist, and gastronomy expert rgimena@missatges.com
National/International Press Manager: Cristina Fontgivell, KREAB cfontgivell@kreab.com
Production Manager: Julie García-Aubert
Photography: David del Val
Graphic Design and Image: Arminda Carbonell
IT Manager: Jordi Vives, Comet Global Innovation
Coordination: Vanina García hola@raimatartsfestival.org

What to do in Lleida:

In addition to the Raimat Arts Festival, there are other activities that you can do these days in Lleida.

Rambla de Ferran, 13. 25007, Lleida
Tel: 973 700 419

Pl. de Josep Prenafeta, S/N · 25004 Lleida.
Tel: 973 70 06 39.

Turó de la Seu Vella · 25002 Lleida. Tel. 973 23 06 53.

The cultural project promoted by Sorigué and the Sorigué Foundation. La Plana del Corb industrial complex. C12, km 161,8 – 25600 Balaguer (Lleida)

Pl. del Mercat, s/n – 25310 Agramunt, l’Urgell, Lleida. Tel. 686 832 484 info@espaiguinovart.cat

Leisure and culture:

Tel. 973 73 75 40 www.golflleida.com

Recommended accommodation:

National 240, Km 102,5, 25198 Lleida

Carrer Cavallers, 15, 25002 Lleida.

Recommended gastronomy:

C/Salmerón, 10 · 25004 Lleida. Reservations: 973 071 899 or reserves@restaurantlespurna.com.

Carrer de Bobalà, 8 · 25004 Lleida.
Reservations: 973 22 11 59

LV-3311, 4 · 25142 Bellvís (Lleida). Reservations: 973 56 55 75 or at reserves@laboscana.net.

Complejo la Vaqueria, Roques Blanques S/N · 25112 Gimenells (Lleida). Tel. 973 74 85 23 / xixo@malenagastronomia.com.

Carrer Estació, 5 – bajo, 25111 Raimat, Lleida / Tel. 973 72 40 15

Av. Alcalde Rovira Roure, 9 – Lleida / Tel. 973 23 04 12
xaletsuis@xaletsuis.com

Camino de Moncada, 42 – Lleida
Tel. 973231364