Gontzal Mendibil

Special concert to mark the bicentenary of the birth of Urretxu’s poet.

29 november 2020

Iparragirre created and sang beautiful and mythical songs that today are a transcendental legacy in the history of Basque music. On the bicentenary of the birth of the famous bard from Urretxu, Gontzal Mendibil brings Iparragirre back to life in a very special performance featuring the Bilbao Municipal Band and the Bilbao Choral Society. Also worth special mention is the collaboration of Gorka Hermosa on the accordion and two solo voices, with Marifé Nogales playing Caroline Duprez and Ainhoa Tabuyo as Angela Kerejeta.

Life and work blend together in Arriaga Theatre. Greatly enthralled by Bilbao, Iparragirre composed two outstanding poems which he dedicated to the city. During the concert, “Bilbao eta Fueruak Pakearentzat”, a moving song about peace and freedom, will be performed for the first time.

The team

Soloist: Gontzal Mendibil.
Orchestra: Banda Municipal de Bilbao.
Choir: Sociedad Coral de Bilbao.
Solo voices: Marife Nogales, Ainhoa Tabuyo.
Accordion: Gorka Hermosa.
Actors: Benito Pacheco, Iñaki García Uribe.
Conductor: José Ramon Pascual Villaplana.

Iluminación, proyecciones: Xabi Lozano.
Sonido: Mikel Fernandez Krutzaga.

Director Sociedad Coral de Bilbao: Enrique Azurza.
Temas musicales: Iparragirre, Gontzal Mendibil.
Arreglos Banda, Coro: Ruper Lekue, Iñaki Urkizu, Alberto Rodriguez.

Guitarra: Alberto Rodríguez.
Caracterización: Alicia Suárez.
Diseño: Margarita Artiles, Gabriel Artiles.

Producción: MAxMA.
Con la colaboración de la Diputación Foral de Bizkaia, Ayuntamiento de Bilbao y EITB.


Day 29 - 19:00h.


From 16 to 30€ /with discount

Friends of Arriaga:

Groups, young people, over-65s, unemployed, large families and people with 33%+ disability:

People with disabilities who use wheelchairs:
50% DISCOUNT (in proscenium balcony and one accompanying person)


90 min.