The most beautiful Basque music from the fifteenth century to the present

15 november 2018

Katia and Marielle Labèque, born in Bayonne and living in Ahetze, near Donibane Lohitzune, are coming with Amoria, a tribute to their Basque roots. With the help of the best musicians – Carlos Mena, Eñaut Elorrieta and others – they have explored the Basque repertoire from the fifteenth century to the present to come up with the nicest tunes by Basque composers. Ill-known or ignored music that is nevertheless impossibly rich and expressive in a virtuoso performance.

In March 2019, the Labèque sisters will present Amoria – recorded for the prestigious label Deutsche Grammophon – at the Philharmonie de Paris. Before this, they will offer a few exclusive preview concerts, one of them at the Arriaga Theatre, with some of the great musicians who have accompanied them on this adventure.


Con amores la mi madre – Joanes ANTXIETA (1462-1523)
Sarabanda – Bernardo ZALA GALDEANO (1675-?)
Tono al nacimiento de nuestro Señor Jesucristo -ANONYMOUS (1705 – Aia – Gipuzkoa
Agota – Balere ARTXU IDIART (1780 – Altzürükü – Zuberoa)

Oñazez – José Gonzalo Zulaika “AITA DONOSTIA” (1886-1956)
Deskalabratua naiz (Elegiaca) – Jesus GURIDI BIDAOLA (1886-1961)
Haurtxoa seaskan – Gabriel OLAIZOLA GABARAIN (1891-1973)

Kaddish – Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937)

L’énigme éternelle – Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937)

Prière op 17. – Pablo SARASATE (1844-1908)
Ave Maria – Jesus Maria GURIDI BIDAOLA

Nafar hegiak



Discret charme aux arbres – Alberto IGLESIAS (1955-)

Elurra Iruñan – Thierry BISCARY (1976-)

Haika mutil – ANONYMOUS (Baxenabarre)

De Trevillen azken hitzak – Pierre BORDACARRE “ETXAHUN IRURI” (1908-1979)

Bateran – Harkaitz MARTINEZ DE SAN VICENTE (1975-) / Mikel UGARTE (1973-)


Gernikan – Hegiak – Eñaut ELORRIETA (1975-)

Argizazi ederra – ANONYMOUS (Baxenabarre)

Bolero Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937)

The team

Pianoforte, piano: Katia and Marielle Labèque

Viola da gamba: Elena Martínez de Murguia Urreta

Countertenor: Carlos Mena

Basque percussion and vocals (txalaparta, txepetxa, tobera, xilintxak, danborrak, panderoak, atabala): Thierry Biscary, Eñaut Elorrieta, Raphaël Seguinier, Oreka TX (Harkaitz Martinez de San Vicente and Mikel Ugarte Azurmendi)

Children’s choir: Easo Eskolania






from €12 to €42 /discounts

Friends of the Arriaga: From 25% to 35%
Groups, young people, over 65s, the unemployed, large families and people with disabilities in excess of 33%: 25%
Last minute discount (for the previous groups, except Friends of the Arriaga): 50%
Last minute discount for Young Friend of the Arriaga: 70%
Disabled persons in a wheelchair: 50% (in the proscenium, balcony and a companion)


2 hours 55 minutes /interval