• 10/12/2014

Bunbury opens the show season at the Valencia Conference Centre in December

The Valencia Conference Centre closes a year which has seen an increase in the number of events held and in its occupancy rate, compared to the previous year. The period has played host to important business meetings for Carrefour, Santander Bank, Janssen Laboratories, and Seguros Santalucía, amongst others, and to events organised by prestigious scientific and medical organisations, such as the 37th International Conference on High Energy Physics, the 21st International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques, the 3rd Spanish Transplant Society Congress, and the recent Spanish Neurology Society (SEN) Meeting.

 At the end of the congress period, the venue’s agenda is taken up with other activities for the general public, which are set to attract artists of recognised international standing. Over the next few weeks, a wide range of shows and concerts will be filling our main auditorium, increasing the popularity of the venue. 

 The first concert on the list, and one which is generating a great deal of excitement, is Enrique Bunbury’s Palosanto Tour on 13th and 14th December, a double date which, according to the singer’s website, will be some of his last concerts, as he has announced a period of temporary retirement, with no fixed return date as yet.    

 There is something for younger audiences too, with the new teenage idol Abraham Mateo taking centre stage on 27th December. The singer has chosen to tour four Spanish cities, including Valencia, to present his new best-selling album, “Who I Am”, which sold over 30,000 copies in its first week. 

 The great ballet par excellence “Swan Lake” and one of the jewels of the romantic ballet genre, “Giselle”, will be closing the 2014 classical music programme. These performances will be held on 16th and 26th December, respectively, with a cast that includes two of the leading dancers from the Bolshoi Theatre Ballet Company in Moscow. 

 The new year will also be starting with music, with the Alabama Gospel Choir and the Celtic Legends shows scheduled for the beginning of 2015. The first promises an intense programme ranging from spiritual songs with religious roots to a protest song and freedom march tribute performed by powerful African-American voices, combining vitality and spirituality with funk and blues. Conversely, the Celtic Legends event showcases Irish traditional music and dance culture. The show’s musical director is Sean McCarthy, who is widely recognised as one of the world’s best bagpipers.

 Other artists such as Ismael Serrano are also scheduled to perform at the Centre in 2015, although from January onwards, conference and congress activities will be taking centre stage once again, in a year which promises to be particularly interesting for different professional sectors with events including the 59th Congress of the International Association of Lawyers, the 12th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Spring Symposium, the 37th National Congress of the Spanish Society of Primary Care Physicians (SEMERGEN), the International Headache Congress, and the National Meeting of the Spanish Association of Hematology and Hemotherapy. These events alone will be attended by over 10,000 delegates.