In the tradition of the past few years, the Arriaga Theatre is paying a new tribute to Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga, the composer after whom the theatre is named. On 27 January, it will play host to a very special concert, coinciding with Arriaga’s birthday. Oddly enough, another great composer, sometimes associated with the Basque musician, was born on 27 January as well: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Bilbao Sinfonietta are an ensemble specialising in small-scale symphonic and stage music, as well as in chamber music. In this concert, they will bring two musical geniuses – Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – face to face. A dialogue between masters to delight our ears.

The team


A dialogue between Arriaga and Mozart

Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga (Bilbao, 27 January 1806-Paris, 17 January 1826)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Salzburg, 27 January 1756-Vienna, 5 December 1791)


Bilbao Sinfonietta String Quartet

Performing quartets by the two composers in a sort of dialogue between them.


Bilbao Sinfonietta

Violin: Enekoitz Martínez

Violin: Maddi Arana

Viola: Ricardo Cuende

Cello: Iván Casado




€15 /discounts

Last minute discount for Young Friend of the Arriaga: 70%

Tickets prices: €12
Friends of the Arriaga
Groups, young people, over 65s, the unemployed, large families and people with disabilities in excess of 33%