In the Mahler Chamber Orchestra Spanish Summer tours, the orchestra performs in the three major music festivals of Spain. The orchestra reunites with conductors Jakub Hrůša and Gustavo Dudamel for vibrant and inspiring collaborations with award winning soloists and acclaimed local concert choruses.
In Part I of the MCO Spanish Summer, the MCO begins in San Sebastián participating in the Donostia-San Sebastián Musical Fortnight with conductor Jakub Hrůša. Originating in 1939, this is the oldest classical music festival in Spain, and one of the longest established festivals in all of Europe. The orchestra performs two rich programmes in San Sebastián, and then travels to Santander to participate in the renowned Festival Internacional de Santander.