Exceptional hosting of the Llíria City Of Music International Orchestra Conducting Competition

The international response in this first edition of the Llíria City of Music Orchestra Conducting Competition has gone beyond expectations. Just one week after the opening of the call, the organization has already received a huge number of applications from twenty countries in Europe, America and Asia. Among the applications recorded are contestants from nationalities as diverse as Mexico, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Mongolia, Taiwan or China, Japan. Also noteworthy is the interest coming from European countries such as Portugal, Italy, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany and Austria, without forgetting the greatest contribution from a promising Spanish pool of young talents in orchestral conducting.

Last Tuesday, April 27, the Music Department of the Llíria City Council presented at the Palau de Les Arts this ground-breaking cultural initiative that aims to discover and promote young orchestra conductors. The appeal of this proposal lies in the possibility for the winning baton to be able to perform for the next to years in front of ten of the most important orchestras in our country, in addition to competing for significant cash prizes. For this project, Llíria has partnered with Metz and Seville, both Creative Cities of the UNESCO Network, just like the city of Edeta.

Registration closes on May 10. After five days of deliberation, the jury will communicate the final list of the 25 candidates who will travel to Llíria to compete throughout the successive four qualifying phases. The competition will take place from Monday, July 12 to Saturday 17, when the three finalists will compete for the first prize in the last round with the shape of a concert.

4) MAUSOLEOS ROMANOS

Ciudad romana. S. I – II d.C. declarado BIC

Este espacio arqueológico conserva uno de los conjuntos arquitectónicos relacionados con el mundo funerario, más importantes de la antigua provincia romana de Hispania.

Estos monumentos funerarios formaban parte de la antigua necrópolis de Edeta. Se conservan los restos de dos monumentos funerarios dispuestos junto con una de las principales vías de la entrada a la ciudad romana.

Junto a la vía necrópolis, se encuentra el umbral de la entrada al recinto funerario constituido por cuatro losas con la inscripción latina P. CLODIVS EVTYCHVS SIBI ET CLODIAE NATALI VXORI CARISSIMAE que significa “P. Clodio Eutico lo construyó para sí y para Clodia Natalia, su amadísima esposa”.

El primer monumento tiene la fachada decorada con pilastras acanaladas y una cámara interior con dos bancos corridos donde se celebraban las fiestas de los parientes. El segundo monumento pertenece al grupo de sepulcros turriformes y conserva una losa con un orificio central para realizar las libaciones que tapa una cavidad cúbica donde se depositaban las incineraciones y los ajuares funerarios.

Un audiovisual dedicado al mundo funerario romano puede contemplarse en una de las salas de este sótano arqueológico.