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The Barcelona Symphonic Band (Banda Municipal de Barcelona, BMB) was founded as a municipal orchestral ensemble in 1886. It soon became a highly regarded ensemble, and was at the centre of municipal and public life, performing at the 1888 Barcelona Universal Exhibition.

Between 1915 and 1939 conductor Ricard Lamote de Grignon oversaw a project carried out with municipal support which vastly raised the standard of the ensemble. It was during this time, in 1925, when Richard Strauss, who was visiting Barcelona, met the band, and invited it to perform in Frankfurt in 1927. Today, under conductor Salvador Brotons, the BMB showcases premieres and performances of works by contemporary composers, as well as original repertoire for symphonic band with the aim of producing a varied and popular programme.

The BMB is currently comprised 56 musicians, and produces a concert season at L’Auditori, performs in Barcelona and conducts concerts for schoolchildren.

For more information, visit www.auditori.cat/en/about-us-bmb

Barcelona Symphonic Band
Photo: Ricardo Rios Visual Art

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